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

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Curriculum content descriptions

Use strategies to work in group situations when participating in physical activities (ACPMP030)

  • working cooperatively with a partner when practising new skills
  • describing and demonstrating how to include others in physical activity
  • suggesting and trialling how a game can be changed so that everyone can be involved
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Cooperation,  Recreation,  Group dynamics,  Physical activity


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