Welcome to the Physical Education Department
All children have unique learning styles and the staff at Walton Oak understand that children will benefit hugely when we recognise their strengths and weaknesses as learners. Everyone has some degree of each of the intelligences listed below, but each person favours certain learning styles. This is significant because when your child prefers one learning style over another, it affects his or her levels of success.
- Verbal-Linguistic (Word Smart) – People who possess this learning style learn best through reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Verbal students absorb information by engaging with reading materials and by discussing and debating ideas.
- Logical-Mathematical (Logic Smart) – Those who exhibit this type of intelligence learn by classifying, categorising, and thinking abstractly about patterns, relationships, and numbers.
- Visual-Spatial (Picture Smart) – These people learn best by drawing or visualising things using the mind’s eye. Visual people learn the most from pictures, diagrams, and other visual aids.
- Auditory-Musical (Music Smart) – Students who are music smart learn using rhythm or melody, especially by singing or listening to music.
- Bodily-Kinaesthetic (Body Smart) – Body-smart individuals learn best through touch and movement. These people are best at processing information through the body. Sometimes kinaesthetic learners work best standing up and moving rather than sitting still.
- Interpersonal (People Smart) – Those who are people smart learn through relating to others by sharing, comparing, and cooperating. Interpersonal learners can make excellent group leaders and team players.
- Intrapersonal (Self Smart) – Intrapersonal-intelligent people learn best by working alone and setting individual goals. Intrapersonal learners are not necessarily shy; they are independent and organised.
- Naturalistic (Nature Smart) – Naturalistics learn by working with nature. Naturalistic students enjoy learning about living things and natural events. They may excel in the sciences and be very passionate about environmental issues.
Physical Education and Sport plays a vital role in developing children's learning and success, both academically, physically, socially and emotionally.