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Grade Six

Learning Outcomes Framework     GRADE SIX         Physical Education - P-6

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


Students will be expected to:

Active Living

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

                     select and lead a warm-up and/or cool-down activity

                     perform activity-specific stretching

                     demonstrate a willingness to choose to exercise at home for personal enjoyment and benefit

                     participate in games, sports, dance, and outdoor pursuits, both in and outside school, based on individual interests and capabilities

                     demonstrate the ability to officiate a small-group game in class, intramural, or in the community (e.g., boys and girls club, scouts/guides)

                     select activities designed to improve and maintain muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and cardiorespiratory functioning

                     explain the benefits of good nutrition on activity level

Alternative Environments

                     participate in an orienteering-type activity using a map and compass on the school grounds or at a local park

                     describe a list of activities in which he/she participates in alternative environments

                     demonstrate an understanding of the implications of the term “environmental citizenship”

                     appreciate and recognize the effects of human activity on the environment

                     set up a mock campsite on the school grounds (including tent set-up, site preparation)


                     teach a dance of their choice to a group of younger students

                     perform dance sequences that show smooth transitions between movements

                     create dance sequences using a variety of external stimuli (e.g., parachute, scarf, umbrella, home-made instruments) focussing on body shapes

                     select a dance form and research its historical, social, and cultural context

                     recognize the role of dance in getting to know and understand others’ cultures

Educational Gymnastics

                     use small equipment (e.g., ribbons, balls, clubs) to create rhythmic gymnastic sequences to music

                     demonstrate ways to transfer weight, from feet to hands, at fast and slow speeds, using large extension (e.g., mule-kick, handstand, cartwheel)

                     create and perform repeatable sequences (with a partner or in a small group) involving rolling and other skills (such as travelling, balancing, and weight transfers)

                     balance in a symmetrical or asymmetrical shape on large gymnastics equipment (e.g., beams, tables, benches)

                     balance on a variety of moving objects (e.g., balance boards, skates, scooters)

                     set up apparatus that promote climbing, swinging, pulling, and hanging

                     transfer gymnastics skills (e.g., balance) into other movement categories

Skill Development

                     design and play small-group co-operative games

                     perform an overhead volley using a lightweight ball back and forth with a partner across a medium-level net or rope

                     strike a rebounding ball from a wall using forehand or backhand strokes, moving back to a ready position between strokes

                     throw a variety of objects combining both accuracy and distance (e.g., Frisbees, deck tennis rings, footballs)

                     explain and apply safety procedures in equipment handling and game play

                     manipulate objects (e.g., kick, throw) using varied amounts of force, flow, and speed appropriate to the given situation

                     pass and catch a ball while guarded by opponents

                     explain why time and effort are prerequisites for skill improvement and fitness benefit

                     strike a ball repeatedly using different body parts and implements

                     demonstrate an understanding of the significance of boundaries used in various activities

                     demonstrate an understanding of the different roles in various game situations

                     create a sequence using a variety of rope swings

                     demonstrate ways to skip with a rope, forward and backward

                     perform a variety of single-rope skipping skills

                     demonstrate and perform the continuous turning of a long rope with a partner

                     demonstrate the ability to enter and exit a moving long rope

demonstrate ways to kick a ball at a small target (foot, leg

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