Health and physical education / Year 3 and 4 / Movement and Physical Activity / Learning through movement

Curriculum content descriptions

Apply basic rules and scoring systems, and demonstrate fair play when participating in physical activities (ACPMP050)

  • collaborating to decide rules for a new game
  • contributing to fair decision making in physical activities by applying the rules appropriately
  • recognising unfairness and exclusion in a game situation, and proposing strategies to overcome these issues
  • recognising consequences of personal and team actions in group activities
  • talking about where and when they have witnessed fairness and inclusion in a game situation
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Fair play,  Sports rules


Playing for life activity cards (3-4)

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 ...


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 ...


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 ...