Health and physical education / Year 1 and 2 / Movement and Physical Activity / Understanding movement

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Curriculum content descriptions

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

Elaborations
  • comparing different types of movements and identifying which ones are easier and harder and why this might be the case
  • performing movements under, over, through and between objects, people and equipment
  • demonstrating how they can balance on different parts of the body and make different shapes
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Sports,  Shape (Dance),  Spatial levels (Dance),  Human movement,  Movement pathways

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Playing for life activity cards (F-2)

The cards include a variety of games designed to develop the skills of a range of sports and to encourage children to have fun and get active by focusing on skills not drills. The activities are based on the Game Sense approach, with the objective to develop in school-aged children a love of physical activity that will ...

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Yulunga: inkanyi

Although not a universal activity, athletic events were common. In a part of central Australia the children would have running races together. The race was a cooperative effort. According to age, running speed and fitness levels, runners started at different distances and all players attempted to finish together. This activity ...

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Yulunga: tarnambai

Although not a universal activity, athletics-type events were common. On Tiwi (Bathurst) Island the children collected the seed heads of the ‘spring rolling grass’ (Spinifex hirsutis) that grew on the sand hills near the coast. These were taken to the beach and released. The children allowed these to be blown along by the ...

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Yulunga: kangaroo

Imitation activities were a favourite and popular activity for children everywhere. In one activity children would copy the actions of the kangaroo. This is a jumping relay race based on the actions of a kangaroo jumping. The Yulunga: Traditional Indigenous Games resource was developed to provide all Australians with a ...