Health and physical education / Year 3 and 4 / Personal, Social and Community Health / Contributing to healthy and active communities

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Curriculum content descriptions

Participate in outdoor games and activities to examine how participation promotes a connection between the community, natural and built environments, and health and wellbeing (ACPPS041)

Elaborations
  • participating in physical activities in natural environments in the local area and reflecting on the enjoyable components of participation
  • comparing the characteristics and benefits of physical activities that can take place in a natural environment and those that take place in a built environment
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Communities,  Human settlements,  Physical activity

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