What is Gymnastics?

Gymnastics is a sport that includes exercises requiring balance, strength, flexibility, agility, coordination, and endurance. The dominant movement patterns involved in gymnastics contribute to the development of the arms, legs, shoulders, back, chest, and abdominal muscle groups. It has been described as giving participants the base movement skills to participate in sports.

Benefits of Gymnastics Programs

Of course, the obvious answer is - gymnastics is fun and students all agree, taking part in sessions that include movement such as jumping, rolling, swinging, leaping and balancing is a great way to engage your students in your class. However, there are other benefits as well, including developing strength, flexibility and coordination.

Gymnastics also helps students to learn to follow instructions, to watch, listen and think independently. It increases self-esteem and confidence and provides social interaction with peers. Gymnastics encourages a healthy lifestyle and children learn to love being active! The body control and awareness learnt at gymnastics, is beneficial for other sports, activities and everyday life. Fundamental movement skills are demonstrated, learnt and developed in Gymnastics.

Proactivity Gymnastics Programs align with the Victorian Curriculum

Proactivity's gymnastics program delivers safe and fun lessons that focus on fundamental movement patterns associated with the dominant movement patterns of gymnastics. Games and activities provide students with opportunities to practise, develop control and learn through movement. It supports them in broadening the range and complexity of fundamental skills they are able to perform. The sequential program is designed to encourage students to demonstrate a variety of basic through to complex movement sequences, with additional opportunities for independent and collaborative learning to design and create gymnastics routines.

Benefits:

  • Heightened sense of spatial awareness
  • Ability to engage with gymnastics apparatus in a variety of ways
  • Development of fundamental movement and skills
  • Development of body control and coordination

Our Equipment Pack includes:

  • Mats (foam roll out mat/panel mat / scatter mat)
  • Parallel bars
  • Mini trampoline
  • Pyramid box (foam vault)
  • Floor balance beams
  • Fold-able wedges
  • Hoops
  • Bean bags

We are proud of the high quality of our gymnastics instructors, who are hand picked for their skills, enthusiasm and passion about this sport. We ensure the gymnastics programs for your school are fun, safe and challenging for all members of your classes and our team are able to design programs that are appropriate to the needs of your students and will ensure that they maximise their gymnastics experience. Proactivity is a registered provider of the Gymnastics Australia 'Sporting Schools' program and we are an official partner of Gymnastics Victoria.

Curriculum links and program details

Primary School

Curriculum Links

Moving the body
Participate in games with and without equipment.

Learning through movement
Use trial and error to test solutions to movement challenges.

Understanding movement
Identify and describe how their body moves in relation to effort, space, time, objects and people.

Learning Objectives Learning Activities

Week 1

  • Students will be able to engage and participate in gymnastics games using the body without equipment.
  • Captains Coming, Musical Freeze, Whole body stretch
  • Gymnastics equipment circuit
    • Balances: Stork Stand & Supports
    • Jumps / Rotation: T, I, Ski & Two feet turns
    • Static shapes: Rocket, Star, Angry cat, Happy cat,
    • L sit & Straddle
  • Whole body stretch

Week 2

  • Students will be able to use trial and error when performing a variety of Gymnastic movement challenges.
  • Captains Coming, Musical Freeze, Whole body stretch
  • Gymnastics equipment circuit
    • Motorbike Landings
    • Rolls: Log & Egg
    • Locomotion: Forward & Side
  • Whole body stretch

Week 3

  • Students will be able to identify how their body moves in relation to effort and time whilst performing Gymnastic maneuvers.
  • Movement, Colour Game, Whole body stretch
  • Gymnastics equipment circuit
    • Motorbike Landings
    • Rolls: Egg & Tuck
    • Locomotion: Side & Backward
  • Whole body stretch

Week 4

  • Students will be able to identify how their body moves in relation to space, objects and people whilst performing Gymnastic maneuvers.
  • Movement, Colour Game, Whole body stretch
  • Gymnastics equipment circuit
    • Balances: Strength (Dish & Arch)
    • Jumps / Rotation: T, I, Ski & Jump turn
    • Static shapes: Supports & Simon Says
  • Whole body stretch

Curriculum Links

Moving the body
Create and participate in games.

Learning through movement
Incorporate elements of effort, space, time, objects and people in performing simple movement sequences.

Understanding movement
Use strategies to work in group situations when participating in physical activities.

Learning Objectives Learning Activities

Week 1

  • Students will participate in a variety of games and perform numerous Gymnastic movements.
  • Captains Coming, Musical Freeze, Whole body stretch
  • Gymnastics equipment circuit
    • Motorbike Landings
    • Rolls: Log & Egg
    • Locomotion: Forward & Side
  • Whole body stretch

Week 2

  • Students will be able to incorporate elements of time and people in performing simple Gymnastic movement sequences.
  • Captains Coming, Musical Freeze, Whole body stretch
  • Balances: Stork Stand & Supports
    • Jumps / Rotation: T, I, Ski & Two feet turns
    • Static shapes: Rocket, Star, Angry cat, Happy cat, L sit & Straddle
  • Whole body stretch

Week 3

  • Students will be able to use strategies to work in group situations when participating in physical activities.
  • Movement, Colour Game, Whole body stretch
  • Motorbike Landings
    • Rolls: Egg & Tuck
    • Locomotion: Side & Backward
  • Whole body stretch

Week 4

  • Students will be able to identify how their body moves in relation to space, objects and people whilst performing simple Gymnastic movement sequences.
  • Movement, Colour Game, Whole body stretch
  • Balances: Strength (Dish & Arch)
    • Jumps / Rotation: T, I, Ski & Jump turn
    • Static shapes: Supports & Simon Says
  • Whole body stretch

Curriculum Links

Moving the body
Practise and apply movement concepts and strategies.

Learning through movement
Combine the elements of effort, space, time, objects and people when performing movement sequences.

Understanding movement
Apply innovative and creative thinking in solving movement challenges.

Learning Objectives Learning Activities

Week 1

  • Students will be able to practise and apply movement concepts and strategies directly related to gymnastics skills.
  • Captains Coming, Musical Freeze, Whole body stretch
  • Gymnastics equipment circuit
    • Motorbike Landings
    • Rolls: Tuck & Tuck Combo
    • Locomotion: Forward & Side
  • Whole body stretch

Week 2

  • Students will be able to consider the elements of space, time and people when performing basic Gymnastic movement sequences.
  • Captains Coming, Musical Freeze, Whole body stretch
  • Gymnastics equipment circuit
    • Balances: Strength, supports, stork & arabesque
    • Jumps / Rotation: T, I, Ski & Jump turn
    • Static shapes: Top 5 (put these in) & Simon Says
  • Whole body stretch

Week 3

  • Students will be able to apply innovative and creative thinking in solving basic Gymnastic movement challenges.
  • Alphabet Exercises, Movement, Whole body stretch
  • Motorbike Landings
    • Rolls: Forward roll & supports
    • Locomotion: Side & Backward
  • Whole body stretch

Week 4

  • Students will be able to combine the elements when performing Gymnastic movement sequences.
  • Alphabet Exercises, Movement, Whole body stretch
  • Balances: Y & Floor
    • Jumps / Rotation: Jump turn & Single foot turn
    • Static shapes: Other 5 (put these in) & Select & hold
  • Whole body stretch

Curriculum Links

Moving the body
Design and perform a variety of movement sequences.

Learning through movement
Participate in physical activities designed to enhance fitness, and discuss the impact of regular participation on health and wellbeing.

Manipulate and modify the elements of effort, space, time, objects and people to perform movement sequences.

Understanding movement
Participate positively in groups and teams by encouraging others and negotiating roles and responsibilities.

Learning Objectives Learning Activities

Week 1

  • Students will be able to participate in gymnastics as a form of physical activity and consider the impact on fitness, health and wellbeing.
  • Alphabet Exercises, Movement, Whole body stretch
  • Gymnastics equipment circuit
    • Motorbike Landings
    • Rolls: Tuck combo & Forward roll
    • Locomotion: Forward, Side & Creative
  • Whole body stretch

Week 2

  • Students will be able to manipulate and modify the elements to perform Gymnastic movement sequences.
  • Alphabet Exercises, Movement, Whole body stretch
  • Gymnastics equipment circuit
    • Balances: Single leg & Floor
    • Jumps / Rotation: T, I, Ski & Single leg turn
    • Static shapes: Top 5 (put these in) & Simon Says
  • Whole body stretch

Week 3

  • Students will be able to participate positively in groups and teams to perform team Gymnastics routines.
  • Aerobics Sequence, Movement, Whole body stretch
  • Gymnastics equipment circuit
    • Motorbike Landings
    • Rolls: Forward roll & Backward roll
    • Locomotion: Side & Backward
  • Whole body stretch

Week 4

  • Students will be able to design and perform a variety of Gymnastic movement sequences.
  • Aerobics Sequence, Movement, Whole body stretch
  • Gymnastics equipment circuit
    • Balances: Single leg & Floor
    • Jumps / Rotation: Turn
    • Static shapes: Other 5 (put these in) & Select & hold
  • Create a gymnastics routine
    Work in a group, practise, rehearse and perform a gymnastics routine demonstrating an understanding of gymnastics movement.
    • Landings: Motorbike
    • Rolls: 1
    • Locomotion: 2
    • Balance: 2
    • Jumps / Rotation: 2
    • Statics / Shapes: 2
  • Whole body stretch

Secondary School

Curriculum Links

Moving the body
Use feedback to improve body control and coordination when performing specialised movement skills. Compose and perform movement sequences for specific purposes in a variety of contexts.

Learning through movement
Demonstrate and explain how the elements of effort, space, time, objects and people can enhance performance.

Learning Objectives Learning Activities

Week 1

  • Students will be able to use feedback to improve body control and coordination when performing Gymnastics movement skills.
  • Alphabet Exercises, Movement, Whole body stretch
  • Gymnastics game
    • Add on
    • Compose gymnastics movement sequences
    • Motorbike Landings
  • Whole body stretch

Week 2

  • Students will be able to perform Gymnastic movement sequences in a variety of contexts.
  • Alphabet Exercises, Movement, Whole body stretch
  • Gymnastics equipment circuit
    • Rolls: Tuck combo & Forward roll
    • Locomotion: Forward, Side & Creative
    • Balances: Single leg & Floor
    • Jumps / Rotation: T, I, Ski & Single leg turn
    • Static shapes: Top 5
  • Whole body stretch

Week 3

  • Students will be able to compose gymnastics movement sequences.
  • Aerobics Sequence, Movement, Whole body stretch
  • Gymnastics equipment circuit
    • Motorbike Landings
    • Rolls: Forward roll & Backward roll
    • Locomotion: Side & Backward
    • Balances: Single leg & Floor
    • Jumps / Rotation: Turn
    • Static shapes: Other 5 (put these in) & Select & hold
  • Whole body stretch

Week 4

  • Students will be able to demonstrate and explain how elements can enhance Gymnastic performance.
  • Aerobics Sequence, Movement, Whole body stretch
  • Create a gymnastics routine Work in a group, practise, rehearse and perform a gymnastics routine demonstrating an understanding of gymnastics movement.
    • Landings: Motorbike
    • Rolls: 1
    • Locomotion: 2
    • Balance: 2
    • Jumps / Rotation: 2
    • Statics / Shapes: 2
  • Whole body stretch

Contact our team today and discuss with our team the needs of your students and school. We can adapt our programs to suit the many different environments of schools.

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