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Health and Physical Education

Years 3 and 4


Demonstration: Gymnastics

Summary of task

As part of a four-week gymnastics unit, students were introduced to activities and practised beginning positions, static balances, rotations, landings and transitions. Safety elements were incorporated into all lessons, including specific and safe warm-up and circuit activities.

Students were asked to design and perform an individual gymnastic floor routine. The sequence was to include: a beginning position; three static balances; three rotations; two springs and landings with appropriate transitions.

Working towards a shared understanding of the success criteria, students provided examples of the types of movement skills they could include in their sequence. The activities were rated for difficulty so students could challenge themselves accordingly. Students were invited to incorporate other movements after consulting the teacher.

This assessment task relates to the focus areas: fundamental movement skills, and rhythmic and expressive activities.

Achievement standard

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.

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