Health and Physical Education

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Rationale

In an increasingly complex, sedentary and rapidly changing world it is critical for every young Australian to not only be able to cope with life’s challenges but also to flourish as healthy, safe and active citizens in the 21st century. This is a strong investment in the future of the Australian population.

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Aims

The Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education (F–10) aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to enable students to:

access, evaluate and synthesise information to take positive action to protect, enhance and advocate for their own and others’ health, wellbeing, safety and physical activity participation across their lifespan

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Key ideas

Health and Physical Education propositions
The Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education has been shaped by five interrelated propositions that are informed by a strong and diverse research base for a futures-oriented curriculum:
Focus on educative purposes

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Structure

Strands, sub-strands and threads
The Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education is organised into two content strands: personal, social and community health and movement and physical activity. Each strand contains content descriptions which are organised under three sub-strands.

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PDF documents

Resources and support materials for the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education are available as PDF documents. 
Health and Physical Education: Sequence of content
Health and Physical Education: Sequence of achievement 
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Glossary

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Foundation Year

Foundation Year Level Description

The Foundation Year curriculum provides the basis for developing knowledge, understanding and skills for students to lead healthy, safe and active lives. The content gives students opportunities to learn about their strengths and simple actions they can take to keep themselves and their classmates healthy and safe.

The content explores the people who are important to students and develops students’ capacity to initiate and maintain respectful relationships in different contexts, including at school, at home, in the classroom and when participating in physical activities.

The Foundation curriculum provides opportunities for students to learn through movement. The content enables students to develop and practise fundamental movement skills through active play and structured movement activities. This improves competence and confidence in their movement abilities. The content also provides opportunities for students to learn about movement as they participate in physical activity in a range of different settings.

Focus areas to be addressed in Foundation include:

  • safe use of medicines (AD)
  • food and nutrition (FN)
  • health benefits of physical activity (HBPA)
  • mental health and wellbeing (MH)
  • relationships (RS)
  • safety (S)
  • active play and minor games (AP)
  • fundamental movement skills (FMS)
  • rhythmic and expressive movement activities (RE).

Foundation Year Content Descriptions

Being healthy, safe and active

Critical and Creative Thinking

Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas
  • Organise and process information
  • Identify and clarify information and ideas

Personal and Social Capability

Self-awareness
  • Understand themselves as learners
  • Recognise personal qualities and achievements

Name parts of the body and describe how their body is growing and changing (ACPPS002 - Scootle )
Literacy

Composing texts through speaking, writing and creating
  • Deliver presentations
  • Compose texts
  • Use language to interact with others

Word Knowledge
  • Understand learning area vocabulary

Critical and Creative Thinking

Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas
  • Identify and clarify information and ideas

Personal and Social Capability

Self-awareness
  • Develop reflective practice

Identify people and demonstrate protective behaviours and other actions that help keep themselves safe and healthy (ACPPS003 - Scootle )
Personal and Social Capability

Self-management
  • Become confident, resilient and adaptable
  • Work independently and show initiative

Critical and Creative Thinking

Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas
  • Identify and clarify information and ideas
  • Organise and process information

Communicating and interacting for health and wellbeing

Practise personal and social skills to interact positively with others (ACPPS004 - Scootle )
Personal and Social Capability

Self-management
  • Become confident, resilient and adaptable
  • Work independently and show initiative

Self-awareness
  • Understand themselves as learners
  • Develop reflective practice

Literacy

Word Knowledge
  • Understand learning area vocabulary

Composing texts through speaking, writing and creating
  • Compose texts
  • Use language to interact with others

Identify and describe emotional responses people may experience in different situations (ACPPS005 - Scootle )
Literacy

Comprehending texts through listening, reading and viewing
  • Comprehend texts
  • Navigate, read and view learning area texts
  • Interpret and analyse learning area texts

Word Knowledge
  • Understand learning area vocabulary

Composing texts through speaking, writing and creating
  • Use language to interact with others
  • Compose texts

Personal and Social Capability

Social management
  • Work collaboratively

Self-awareness
  • Recognise emotions
  • Develop reflective practice

Critical and Creative Thinking

Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas
  • Organise and process information
  • Identify and clarify information and ideas

Contributing to healthy and active communities

Critical and Creative Thinking

Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas
  • Organise and process information
  • Identify and clarify information and ideas

Personal and Social Capability

Self-awareness
  • Recognise personal qualities and achievements
  • Understand themselves as learners

Participate in play that promotes engagement with outdoor settings and the natural environment (ACPPS007 - Scootle )
Personal and Social Capability

Social awareness
  • Understand relationships

Social management
  • Work collaboratively

Moving our body

Practise fundamental movement skills and movement sequences using different body parts (ACPMP008 - Scootle )
Personal and Social Capability

Self-awareness
  • Develop reflective practice

Self-management
  • Become confident, resilient and adaptable
  • Work independently and show initiative

Numeracy

Recognising and using patterns and relationships
  • Recognise and use patterns and relationships

Using spatial reasoning
  • Visualise 2D shapes and 3D objects

Participate in games with and without equipment (ACPMP009 - Scootle )
Personal and Social Capability

Social awareness
  • Understand relationships

Social management
  • Work collaboratively

Self-awareness
  • Understand themselves as learners

Understanding movement

Explore how regular physical activity keeps individuals healthy and well (ACPMP010 - Scootle )
Critical and Creative Thinking

Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas
  • Identify and clarify information and ideas

Literacy

Word Knowledge
  • Understand learning area vocabulary

Composing texts through speaking, writing and creating
  • Use language to interact with others
  • Compose texts

Personal and Social Capability

Self-awareness
  • Recognise personal qualities and achievements
  • Understand themselves as learners

Identify and describe how their body moves in relation to effort, space, time, objects and people (ACPMP011 - Scootle )
Critical and Creative Thinking

Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas
  • Identify and clarify information and ideas
  • Organise and process information

Numeracy

Using measurement
  • Estimate and measure with metric units
  • Operate with clocks, calendars and timetables

Recognising and using patterns and relationships
  • Recognise and use patterns and relationships

Using spatial reasoning
  • Interpret maps and diagrams

Personal and Social Capability

Self-awareness
  • Develop reflective practice
  • Recognise emotions

Literacy

Composing texts through speaking, writing and creating
  • Use language to interact with others
  • Compose texts

Word Knowledge
  • Understand learning area vocabulary

Learning through movement

Cooperate with others when participating in physical activities (ACPMP012 - Scootle )
Personal and Social Capability

Social awareness
  • Appreciate diverse perspectives
  • Understand relationships

Social management
  • Negotiate and resolve conflict
  • Work collaboratively

Self-management
  • Express emotions appropriately

Test possible solutions to movement challenges through trial and error (ACPMP013 - Scootle )
Personal and Social Capability

Social management
  • Make decisions

Self-management
  • Work independently and show initiative

Follow rules when participating in physical activities (ACPMP014 - Scootle )
Personal and Social Capability

Self-management
  • Become confident, resilient and adaptable
  • Develop self-discipline and set goals

Social awareness
  • Understand relationships

Social management
  • Work collaboratively


Foundation Year Achievement Standards

By the end of Foundation Year, students recognise how they are growing and changing. They identify and describe the different emotions people experience. They identify actions that help them be healthy, safe and physically active. They identify different settings where they can be active and demonstrate how to move and play safely. They describe how their body responds to movement.

Students use personal and social skills when working with others in a range of activities. They demonstrate, with guidance, practices and protective behaviours to keep themselves safe and healthy in different activities. They perform fundamental movement skills and solve movement challenges.


Foundation Year Work Sample Portfolios

Years 1 and 2

Years 1 and 2 Band Description

The curriculum for Years 1 and 2 builds on the learning from Foundation and supports students to make decisions to enhance their health, safety and participation in physical activity. The content enables students to explore their own sense of self and the factors that contribute to and influence their identities. Students learn about emotions, how to enhance their interactions with others, and the physical and social changes they go through as they grow older.

The content explores health messages and how they relate to health decisions and behaviours, and examines strategies students can use when they need help. The content also provides opportunities for students to learn through movement. It supports them in broadening the range and complexity of fundamental movement skills they are able to perform. They learn how to select, transfer and apply simple movement skills and sequences individually, in groups and in teams.

Students also further develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to movement by exploring simple rule systems and safe use of equipment in a variety of physical activities and games. Through active participation, they investigate the body’s response to different types of physical activities. In addition, students develop personal and social skills such as cooperation, decision-making, problem-solving and persistence through movement settings.

Focus areas to be addressed in Years 1 and 2 include:

  • safe use of medicines (AD)
  • food and nutrition (FN)
  • health benefits of physical activity (HBPA)
  • mental health and wellbeing (MH)
  • relationships (RS)
  • safety (S)
  • active play and minor games (AP)
  • fundamental movement skills (FMS)
  • rhythmic and expressive movement activities (RE).

Years 1 and 2 Content Descriptions

Being healthy, safe and active

Describe their own strengths and achievements and those of others, and identify how these contribute to personal identities (ACPPS015 - Scootle )
Literacy

Composing texts through speaking, writing and creating
  • Compose texts
  • Use language to interact with others

Word Knowledge
  • Understand learning area vocabulary

Critical and Creative Thinking

Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas
  • Identify and clarify information and ideas

Personal and Social Capability

Self-awareness
  • Understand themselves as learners
  • Develop reflective practice
  • Recognise personal qualities and achievements

Describe physical and social changes that occur as children grow older and discuss how family and community acknowledge these (ACPPS016 - Scootle )
Literacy

Visual Knowledge
  • Understand how visual elements create meaning

Composing texts through speaking, writing and creating
  • Compose texts
  • Use language to interact with others

Word Knowledge
  • Understand learning area vocabulary

Personal and Social Capability

Social awareness
  • Appreciate diverse perspectives

Self-management
  • Express emotions appropriately

Self-awareness
  • Develop reflective practice
  • Recognise personal qualities and achievements
  • Understand themselves as learners

Social management
  • Work collaboratively

Critical and Creative Thinking

Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas
  • Identify and clarify information and ideas

Practise strategies they can use when they feel uncomfortable, unsafe or need help with a task, problem or situation (ACPPS017 - Scootle )
Literacy

Comprehending texts through listening, reading and viewing
  • Navigate, read and view learning area texts
  • Comprehend texts

Word Knowledge
  • Understand learning area vocabulary

Personal and Social Capability

Self-management
  • Become confident, resilient and adaptable
  • Work independently and show initiative

Self-awareness
  • Understand themselves as learners
  • Develop reflective practice

Recognise situations and opportunities to promote health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS018 - Scootle )
Personal and Social Capability

Self-awareness
  • Develop reflective practice
  • Understand themselves as learners
  • Recognise emotions

Social awareness
  • Understand relationships

Communicating and interacting for health and wellbeing

Describe ways to include others to make them feel they belong (ACPPS019 - Scootle )
Personal and Social Capability

Self-awareness
  • Recognise emotions

Social management
  • Work collaboratively

Social awareness
  • Appreciate diverse perspectives
  • Understand relationships

Self-management
  • Express emotions appropriately

Literacy

Composing texts through speaking, writing and creating
  • Use language to interact with others
  • Compose spoken, written, visual and multimodal learning area texts
  • Compose texts

Word Knowledge
  • Understand learning area vocabulary

Identify and practise emotional responses that account for own and others’ feelings (ACPPS020 - Scootle )
Personal and Social Capability

Social management
  • Work collaboratively

Self-management
  • Work independently and show initiative
  • Express emotions appropriately

Self-awareness
  • Develop reflective practice
  • Recognise emotions

Social awareness
  • Appreciate diverse perspectives

Critical and Creative Thinking

Generating ideas, possibilities and actions
  • Seek solutions and put ideas into action

Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas
  • Identify and clarify information and ideas

Ethical Understanding

Reasoning in decision making and actions
  • Consider consequences

Examine health messages and how they relate to health decisions and behaviours (ACPPS021 - Scootle )
Literacy

Comprehending texts through listening, reading and viewing
  • Navigate, read and view learning area texts
  • Comprehend texts
  • Interpret and analyse learning area texts
  • Listen and respond to learning area texts

Word Knowledge
  • Understand learning area vocabulary

Text knowledge
  • Use knowledge of text structures

Composing texts through speaking, writing and creating
  • Use language to interact with others
  • Compose texts
  • Compose spoken, written, visual and multimodal learning area texts

Visual Knowledge
  • Understand how visual elements create meaning

Critical and Creative Thinking

Analysing, synthesising and evaluating reasoning and procedures
  • Apply logic and reasoning

Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas
  • Identify and clarify information and ideas
  • Organise and process information

Reflecting on thinking and processes
  • Reflect on processes

Personal and Social Capability

Social awareness
  • Appreciate diverse perspectives

Contributing to healthy and active communities

Explore actions that help make the classroom a healthy, safe and active place (ACPPS022 - Scootle )
Critical and Creative Thinking

Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas
  • Organise and process information
  • Identify and clarify information and ideas

Personal and Social Capability

Self-awareness
  • Recognise personal qualities and achievements
  • Understand themselves as learners
  • Develop reflective practice

Social awareness
  • Contribute to civil society

Literacy

Composing texts through speaking, writing and creating
  • Use language to interact with others
  • Compose texts

Comprehending texts through listening, reading and viewing
  • Navigate, read and view learning area texts
  • Comprehend texts
  • Interpret and analyse learning area texts

Word Knowledge
  • Understand learning area vocabulary

Identify and explore natural and built environments in the local community where physical activity can take place (ACPPS023 - Scootle )
Recognise similarities and differences in individuals and groups, and explore how these are celebrated and respected (ACPPS024 - Scootle )
Intercultural Understanding

Recognising culture and developing respect
  • Develop respect for cultural diversity
  • Investigate culture and cultural identity
  • Explore and compare cultural knowledge, beliefs and practices

Critical and Creative Thinking

Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas
  • Organise and process information
  • Identify and clarify information and ideas

Generating ideas, possibilities and actions
  • Seek solutions and put ideas into action

Personal and Social Capability

Social awareness
  • Appreciate diverse perspectives

Moving our body

Perform fundamental movement skills in a variety of movement sequences and situations (ACPMP025 - Scootle )
Personal and Social Capability

Self-awareness
  • Develop reflective practice

Self-management
  • Become confident, resilient and adaptable
  • Work independently and show initiative

Create and participate in games with and without equipment (ACPMP027 - Scootle )
Literacy

Text knowledge
  • Use knowledge of text structures

Composing texts through speaking, writing and creating
  • Compose texts
  • Use language to interact with others
  • Compose spoken, written, visual and multimodal learning area texts

Comprehending texts through listening, reading and viewing
  • Comprehend texts
  • Interpret and analyse learning area texts
  • Listen and respond to learning area texts

Word Knowledge
  • Understand learning area vocabulary

Numeracy

Using spatial reasoning
  • Interpret maps and diagrams

Recognising and using patterns and relationships
  • Recognise and use patterns and relationships

Personal and Social Capability

Social management
  • Communicate effectively
  • Work collaboratively
  • Make decisions

Self-management
  • Become confident, resilient and adaptable

Self-awareness
  • Understand themselves as learners

Critical and Creative Thinking

Generating ideas, possibilities and actions
  • Consider alternatives
  • Seek solutions and put ideas into action
  • Imagine possibilities and connect ideas

Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas
  • Identify and clarify information and ideas
  • Organise and process information

Reflecting on thinking and processes
  • Transfer knowledge into new contexts

Understanding movement

Discuss the body’s reactions to participating in physical activities (ACPMP028 - Scootle )
Literacy

Word Knowledge
  • Understand learning area vocabulary

Composing texts through speaking, writing and creating
  • Use language to interact with others
  • Compose texts

Personal and Social Capability

Social awareness
  • Appreciate diverse perspectives

Self-awareness
  • Understand themselves as learners
  • Develop reflective practice

Self-management
  • Express emotions appropriately

Incorporate elements of effort, space, time, objects and people in performing simple movement sequences (ACPMP029 - Scootle )
Numeracy

Using spatial reasoning
  • Interpret maps and diagrams

Using measurement
  • Operate with clocks, calendars and timetables
  • Estimate and measure with metric units

Recognising and using patterns and relationships
  • Recognise and use patterns and relationships

Personal and Social Capability

Self-awareness
  • Develop reflective practice

Self-management
  • Work independently and show initiative
  • Become confident, resilient and adaptable

Learning through movement

Use strategies to work in group situations when participating in physical activities (ACPMP030 - Scootle )
Personal and Social Capability

Social awareness
  • Understand relationships
  • Appreciate diverse perspectives

Social management
  • Work collaboratively
  • Negotiate and resolve conflict

Self-management
  • Express emotions appropriately

Literacy

Comprehending texts through listening, reading and viewing
  • Interpret and analyse learning area texts
  • Listen and respond to learning area texts
  • Comprehend texts

Composing texts through speaking, writing and creating
  • Use language to interact with others
  • Compose texts

Word Knowledge
  • Understand learning area vocabulary

Propose a range of alternatives and test their effectiveness when solving movement challenges (ACPMP031 - Scootle )
Personal and Social Capability

Self-management
  • Work independently and show initiative

Social management
  • Make decisions

Literacy

Word Knowledge
  • Understand learning area vocabulary

Composing texts through speaking, writing and creating
  • Compose texts
  • Use language to interact with others

Critical and Creative Thinking

Generating ideas, possibilities and actions
  • Seek solutions and put ideas into action
  • Consider alternatives

Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas
  • Identify and clarify information and ideas
  • Pose questions

Identify rules and fair play when participating in physical activities (ACPMP032 - Scootle )
Literacy

Composing texts through speaking, writing and creating
  • Compose texts
  • Use language to interact with others

Comprehending texts through listening, reading and viewing
  • Interpret and analyse learning area texts
  • Comprehend texts
  • Listen and respond to learning area texts

Word Knowledge
  • Understand learning area vocabulary

Personal and Social Capability

Self-management
  • Develop self-discipline and set goals
  • Become confident, resilient and adaptable

Social management
  • Make decisions

Critical and Creative Thinking

Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas
  • Identify and clarify information and ideas


Years 1 and 2 Achievement Standards

By the end of Year 2, students describe changes that occur as they grow older. They recognise how strengths and achievements contribute to identities. They identify how emotional responses impact on others’ feelings. They examine messages related to health decisions and describe how to keep themselves and others healthy, safe and physically active. They identify areas where they can be active and how the body reacts to different physical activities.

Students demonstrate positive ways to interact with others. They select and apply strategies to keep themselves healthy and safe and are able to ask for help with tasks or problems. They demonstrate fundamental movement skills in a variety of movement sequences and situations and test alternatives to solve movement challenges. They perform movement sequences that incorporate the elements of movement.


Years 1 and 2 Work Sample Portfolios

Years 3 and 4

Years 3 and 4 Band Description

The Year 3 and 4 curriculum further develops students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to their health, wellbeing, safety and participation in physical activity. In these years, students begin to explore personal and social factors that support and contribute to their identities and emotional responses in varying situations. They also develop a further understanding of how their bodies grow and change as they get older.

The content explores knowledge, understanding and skills that supports students to build and maintain respectful relationships, make health-enhancing and safe decisions, and interpret health messages from different sources to take action to enhance their own health and wellbeing.

The curriculum in Years 3 and 4 builds on previous learning in movement to help students develop greater proficiency across the range of fundamental movement skills. Students combine movements to create more complicated movement patterns and sequences. Through participation in a variety of physical activities, students further develop their knowledge about movement and how the body moves. They do this as they explore the features of activities that meet their needs and interests and learn about the benefits of regular physical activity.

The Year 3 and 4 curriculum also gives students opportunities to develop through movement personal and social skills such as leadership, communication, collaboration, problem-solving, persistence and decision-making.

Focus areas to be addressed in Years 3 and 4 include:

  • alcohol and other drugs (AD)
  • food and nutrition (FN)
  • health benefits of physical activity (HBPA)
  • mental health and wellbeing (MH)
  • relationships and sexuality (RS)
  • safety (S)
  • active play and minor games (AP)
  • challenge and adventure activities (CA)
  • fundamental movement skills (FMS)
  • games and sports (GS)
  • lifelong physical activities (LLPA)
  • rhythmic and expressive movement activities (RE).

Years 3 and 4 Content Descriptions

Being healthy, safe and active

Explore how success, challenge and failure strengthen identities (ACPPS033 - Scootle )
Personal and Social Capability

Self-awareness
  • Understand themselves as learners
  • Recognise personal qualities and achievements
  • Develop reflective practice

Self-management
  • Express emotions appropriately
  • Become confident, resilient and adaptable
  • Develop self-discipline and set goals
  • Work independently and show initiative

Social awareness
  • Understand relationships

Critical and Creative Thinking

Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas
  • Organise and process information
  • Identify and clarify information and ideas
  • Pose questions

Reflecting on thinking and processes
  • Reflect on processes

Analysing, synthesising and evaluating reasoning and procedures
  • Apply logic and reasoning

Literacy

Comprehending texts through listening, reading and viewing
  • Interpret and analyse learning area texts
  • Comprehend texts

Word Knowledge
  • Understand learning area vocabulary

Explore strategies to manage physical, social and emotional change (ACPPS034 - Scootle )
Personal and Social Capability

Self-awareness
  • Understand themselves as learners
  • Recognise emotions

Self-management
  • Develop self-discipline and set goals
  • Become confident, resilient and adaptable
  • Express emotions appropriately

Social awareness
  • Understand relationships

Critical and Creative Thinking

Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas
  • Identify and clarify information and ideas
  • Organise and process information

Literacy

Comprehending texts through listening, reading and viewing
  • Navigate, read and view learning area texts
  • Comprehend texts
  • Interpret and analyse learning area texts

Word Knowledge
  • Understand learning area vocabulary

Describe and apply strategies that can be used in situations that make them feel uncomfortable or unsafe (ACPPS035 - Scootle )
Personal and Social Capability

Self-awareness
  • Recognise personal qualities and achievements

Self-management
  • Work independently and show initiative
  • Express emotions appropriately
  • Become confident, resilient and adaptable

Critical and Creative Thinking

Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas
  • Organise and process information
  • Identify and clarify information and ideas

Generating ideas, possibilities and actions
  • Seek solutions and put ideas into action
  • Consider alternatives

Literacy

Composing texts through speaking, writing and creating
  • Use language to interact with others
  • Compose spoken, written, visual and multimodal learning area texts
  • Compose texts

Word Knowledge
  • Understand learning area vocabulary

Identify and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS036 - Scootle )
Critical and Creative Thinking

Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas
  • Organise and process information
  • Identify and clarify information and ideas

Generating ideas, possibilities and actions
  • Seek solutions and put ideas into action

Personal and Social Capability

Self-awareness
  • Understand themselves as learners
  • Develop reflective practice

Self-management
  • Become confident, resilient and adaptable
  • Work independently and show initiative

Communicating and interacting for health and wellbeing

Describe how respect, empathy and valuing diversity can positively influence relationships (ACPPS037 - Scootle )
Critical and Creative Thinking

Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas
  • Identify and clarify information and ideas

Intercultural Understanding

Interacting and empathising with others
  • Empathise with others

Personal and Social Capability

Social management
  • Work collaboratively

Social awareness
  • Appreciate diverse perspectives
  • Understand relationships

Ethical Understanding

Exploring values, rights and responsibilities
  • Examine values
  • Consider points of view

Understanding ethical concepts and issues
  • Recognise ethical concepts

Literacy

Word Knowledge
  • Understand learning area vocabulary

Composing texts through speaking, writing and creating
  • Compose texts
  • Compose spoken, written, visual and multimodal learning area texts
  • Use language to interact with others

Investigate how emotional responses vary in depth and strength (ACPPS038 - Scootle )
Critical and Creative Thinking

Reflecting on thinking and processes
  • Reflect on processes

Analysing, synthesising and evaluating reasoning and procedures
  • Apply logic and reasoning

Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas
  • Organise and process information
  • Identify and clarify information and ideas
  • Pose questions

Personal and Social Capability

Self-awareness
  • Recognise emotions

Self-management
  • Express emotions appropriately

Discuss and interpret health information and messages in the media and internet (ACPPS039 - Scootle )
Critical and Creative Thinking

Analysing, synthesising and evaluating reasoning and procedures
  • Apply logic and reasoning

Generating ideas, possibilities and actions
  • Consider alternatives

Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas
  • Organise and process information
  • Identify and clarify information and ideas

Reflecting on thinking and processes
  • Reflect on processes

Literacy

Composing texts through speaking, writing and creating
  • Compose texts
  • Compose spoken, written, visual and multimodal learning area texts

Word Knowledge
  • Understand learning area vocabulary

Comprehending texts through listening, reading and viewing
  • Listen and respond to learning area texts
  • Interpret and analyse learning area texts
  • Navigate, read and view learning area texts
  • Comprehend texts

Visual Knowledge
  • Understand how visual elements create meaning

Personal and Social Capability

Self-awareness
  • Recognise personal qualities and achievements

Self-management
  • Express emotions appropriately

Social management
  • Work collaboratively

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability

Communicating with ICT
  • Understand computer mediated communications

Investigating with ICT
  • Select and evaluate data and information
  • Locate, generate and access data and information

Contributing to healthy and active communities

Describe strategies to make the classroom and playground healthy, safe and active spaces (ACPPS040 - Scootle )
Personal and Social Capability

Social awareness
  • Understand relationships

Literacy

Comprehending texts through listening, reading and viewing
  • Navigate, read and view learning area texts
  • Interpret and analyse learning area texts
  • Comprehend texts

Word Knowledge
  • Understand learning area vocabulary

Composing texts through speaking, writing and creating
  • Compose spoken, written, visual and multimodal learning area texts
  • Use language to interact with others
  • Compose texts

Text knowledge
  • Use knowledge of text structures

Critical and Creative Thinking

Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas
  • Identify and clarify information and ideas
  • Organise and process information

Participate in outdoor games and activities to examine how participation promotes a connection between the community, natural and built environments, and health and wellbeing (ACPPS041 - Scootle )
Personal and Social Capability

Social awareness
  • Understand relationships

Social management
  • Work collaboratively

Critical and Creative Thinking

Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas
  • Organise and process information
  • Identify and clarify information and ideas

Analysing, synthesising and evaluating reasoning and procedures
  • Apply logic and reasoning

Generating ideas, possibilities and actions
  • Consider alternatives

Research own heritage and cultural identities, and explore strategies to respect and value diversity (ACPPS042 - Scootle )
Critical and Creative Thinking

Analysing, synthesising and evaluating reasoning and procedures
  • Draw conclusions and design a course of action
  • Apply logic and reasoning

Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas
  • Identify and clarify information and ideas
  • Organise and process information

Generating ideas, possibilities and actions
  • Consider alternatives

Literacy

Comprehending texts through listening, reading and viewing
  • Interpret and analyse learning area texts
  • Comprehend texts
  • Navigate, read and view learning area texts

Word Knowledge
  • Understand learning area vocabulary

Composing texts through speaking, writing and creating
  • Compose texts
  • Compose spoken, written, visual and multimodal learning area texts

Text knowledge
  • Use knowledge of text structures

Personal and Social Capability

Social awareness
  • Contribute to civil society
  • Appreciate diverse perspectives

Intercultural Understanding

Recognising culture and developing respect
  • Develop respect for cultural diversity
  • Investigate culture and cultural identity

Interacting and empathising with others
  • Consider and develop multiple perspectives

Ethical Understanding

Understanding ethical concepts and issues
  • Recognise ethical concepts

Exploring values, rights and responsibilities
  • Examine values

Moving our body

Practise and refine fundamental movement skills in a variety of movement sequences and situations (ACPMP043 - Scootle )
Personal and Social Capability

Self-awareness
  • Understand themselves as learners
  • Develop reflective practice

Self-management
  • Become confident, resilient and adaptable
  • Work independently and show initiative

Practise and apply movement concepts and strategies with and without equipment (ACPMP045 - Scootle )
Personal and Social Capability

Self-awareness
  • Understand themselves as learners
  • Develop reflective practice

Self-management
  • Work independently and show initiative
  • Become confident, resilient and adaptable

Understanding movement

Literacy

Word Knowledge
  • Understand learning area vocabulary

Comprehending texts through listening, reading and viewing
  • Navigate, read and view learning area texts
  • Listen and respond to learning area texts
  • Interpret and analyse learning area texts
  • Comprehend texts

Composing texts through speaking, writing and creating
  • Compose texts
  • Use language to interact with others
  • Compose spoken, written, visual and multimodal learning area texts

Critical and Creative Thinking

Analysing, synthesising and evaluating reasoning and procedures
  • Apply logic and reasoning

Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas
  • Identify and clarify information and ideas
  • Organise and process information

Reflecting on thinking and processes
  • Reflect on processes

Generating ideas, possibilities and actions
  • Seek solutions and put ideas into action

Combine elements of effort, space, time, objects and people when performing movement sequences (ACPMP047 - Scootle )
Personal and Social Capability

Self-management
  • Work independently and show initiative
  • Become confident, resilient and adaptable

Self-awareness
  • Develop reflective practice

Numeracy

Using measurement
  • Estimate and measure with metric units

Recognising and using patterns and relationships
  • Recognise and use patterns and relationships

Participate in physical activities from their own and other cultures (ACPMP108 - Scootle )
Personal and Social Capability

Self-awareness
  • Recognise personal qualities and achievements
  • Understand themselves as learners

Self-management
  • Develop self-discipline and set goals
  • Work independently and show initiative

Social management
  • Communicate effectively

Intercultural Understanding

Reflecting on intercultural experiences and taking responsibility
  • Reflect on intercultural experiences

Recognising culture and developing respect
  • Explore and compare cultural knowledge, beliefs and practices
  • Develop respect for cultural diversity

Learning through movement

Adopt inclusive practices when participating in physical activities (ACPMP048 - Scootle )
Personal and Social Capability

Self-awareness
  • Recognise personal qualities and achievements

Self-management
  • Express emotions appropriately

Social awareness
  • Understand relationships

Ethical Understanding

Understanding ethical concepts and issues
  • Recognise ethical concepts
  • Explore ethical concepts in context

Apply innovative and creative thinking in solving movement challenges (ACPMP049 - Scootle )
Critical and Creative Thinking

Generating ideas, possibilities and actions
  • Seek solutions and put ideas into action
  • Imagine possibilities and connect ideas

Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas
  • Identify and clarify information and ideas
  • Organise and process information

Literacy

Composing texts through speaking, writing and creating
  • Use language to interact with others
  • Compose spoken, written, visual and multimodal learning area texts
  • Compose texts

Word Knowledge
  • Understand learning area vocabulary

Personal and Social Capability

Self-management
  • Work independently and show initiative

Social management
  • Make decisions

Apply basic rules and scoring systems, and demonstrate fair play when participating in physical activities (ACPMP050 - Scootle )
Personal and Social Capability

Self-management
  • Become confident, resilient and adaptable
  • Develop self-discipline and set goals

Social management
  • Make decisions

Literacy

Comprehending texts through listening, reading and viewing
  • Navigate, read and view learning area texts
  • Comprehend texts
  • Listen and respond to learning area texts
  • Interpret and analyse learning area texts

Composing texts through speaking, writing and creating
  • Compose spoken, written, visual and multimodal learning area texts
  • Compose texts
  • Use language to interact with others

Word Knowledge
  • Understand learning area vocabulary

Ethical Understanding

Understanding ethical concepts and issues
  • Explore ethical concepts in context


Years 3 and 4 Achievement Standards

By the end of Year 4, students recognise strategies for managing change. They identify influences that strengthen identities. They investigate how emotional responses vary and understand how to interact positively with others in a variety of situations. Students interpret health messages and discuss the influences on healthy and safe choices. They understand the benefits of being healthy and physically active. They describe the connections they have to their community and identify local resources to support their health, wellbeing, safety and physical activity.

Students apply strategies for working cooperatively and apply rules fairly. They use decision-making and problem-solving skills to select and demonstrate strategies that help them stay safe, healthy and active. They refine fundamental movement skills and apply movement concepts and strategies in a variety of physical activities and to solve movement challenges. They create and perform movement sequences using fundamental movement skills and the elements of movement.


Years 3 and 4 Work Sample Portfolios