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Grade Five

Learning Outcomes Framework      GRADE FIVE        Physical Education - P-6


(N.S. Department of Education, April 2003)


Students will be expected to:

Active Living

                     select and perform stretching activities for specific muscle groups

                     demonstrate the ability to monitor heart rate before, during, and after activity

                     experience recovering from vigorous physical activity in an appropriate length of time

                     identify proper warm-up, conditioning, and cool-down techniques and the reasons for using them

                     participate with and show respect for persons of like and different skill levels

                     demonstrate a willingness to participate in an intramural activity

                     demonstrate a willingness to choose and participate in an activity at home or in the community for personal enjoyment and health benefits

                     monitor nutritional intake and relate it to an active, healthy lifestyle

Alternative Environments

                     take part in an activity utilizing a community resource (physical or human)

                     plan and adapt an indoor activity of his/her choice to a setting in an alternative environment

                     identify potentially harmful wildlife, insects, and plants in a variety of environments (e.g., poison ivy, mosquitoes)

                     identify the early signs and implications of not dressing properly for weather conditions (e.g., frostbite, sun burn, hypothermia, heat exhaustion)


                     demonstrate and participate in a variety of dance steps (e.g., promenade, do-si-do)

                     create, perform, and teach a simple dance of his/her choice (e.g., line, folk, modern)

                     demonstrate the use of a variety of relationships with a partner, or group, in a repeatable dance (e.g., behind, beside, mirroring, matching)

                     demonstrate an understanding of the roles of males and females in the world of dance

                     demonstrate an appreciation of ways to use the body and movement activities to communicate ideas and feelings

Educational Gymnastics

                     demonstrate ways to jump and land for height as well as for distance, using both a one- and two-foot take-off

                     balance on low equipment (tables, benches) using a variety of bases of support

                     move feet into a high level by placing weight on the hands and landing with control

                     transfer weight in a variety of ways along low- and medium-level apparatus (beam, bench), using changes in direction, level, speed, and body shape

                     identify and describe the elements of different types of gymnastics (e.g., educational, artistic, rhythmic)

                     demonstrate an appreciation that people have various levels of flexibility and muscular strength, and these levels determine their performance in gymnastics

                     create, individually or with partners, a three- or four-part routine, using a chosen theme (flight, weight transfer, balance)

                     participate in gymnastics activities that increase upper body strength (e.g., climb, pull, swing, hang)

Skill Development

                     catch objects of different sizes and weights while moving toward a specified area

                     strike a ball, using a golf club or a hockey stick, so that it travels in an intended direction

                     bounce and then strike a small object using a forehand motion with a lightweight paddle or racket

                     strike a gently tossed ball from a partner, using a backhand motion

                     demonstrate ways to purposefully use general space to create or deny space when developing or using game strategies

                     dribble a ball with hands and feet and maintain control while travelling within a group

                     demonstrate an understanding of offensive and defensive strategies in the games

                     identify a game from Canada and one from another country, learn the rules of each, and present to the class

                     apply and respect the rules of games and accept officials’ decisions

                     demonstrate respect for his/her opponents and give everyone an equal chance to participate

                     devise strategies to keep opponents from reaching a specific area, person, or object

                     use basic juggling skills to toss/catch scarves

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