Health and physical education / Year 5 and 6 / Movement and Physical Activity / Moving our body

Curriculum content descriptions

Practise specialised movement skills and apply them in a variety of movement sequences and situations (ACPMP061)

Elaborations
  • applying stability and locomotor skills to dodge and feint in different movement situations
  • applying kicking, striking and throwing skills to propel an object and keep it in motion
  • combining surface propulsion and underwater skills in an aquatic environment
  • composing and performing a range of complex static and dynamic balances on different body parts or rotating and/or pivoting
  • jumping with control for height and distance using a variety of body positions
  • performing activities that involve a transition from one skill to another, such as from dribbling to shooting or from leaping to balancing
  • designing a sequence of passes between teammates to maintain possession or move a piece of equipment from one point to another
  • experimenting with different music genres such as Indian bhangra music when performing creative dances
General capabilities
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Recreation,  Outdoor education,  Adventure games,  Fundamental movement skills,  Sports

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Join the circus

Learn about different circus skills and create a short performance.

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Playing for life activity cards (5-6)

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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How can I use tactics to be successful in games? Stage 3

In this unit students test, apply and combine various tactics incorporating movement, space, time, equipment and rules to improve their chance of success in territory games. They perform and refine movement skills and sequences to solve games-based problems. For example, they may combine various movements, body positions ...

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How can I solve problems while moving? - Stage 3

In this unit students recognise possible solutions to movement challenge and apply a variety of strategies. They reflect upon previous experiences and suggest ways to refine performance. Students create, adapt and apply rules to provide an inclusive learning environment that caters for individual strengths.

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Learning to loop

Students create algorithms with a condition that tells the computer to repeat a sequence of instructions.

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Respectful Relationships: Teaching and Learning

Find comprehensive resources organised by stages of schooling including a scope and sequence, teaching and learning activities and links to resources. The activities provide explicit opportunities for developmentally appropriate learning about consent education, gender stereotypes and roles, keeping safe, respectful relationships ...

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Assess your classroom environment

Not every classroom is specifically designed to respond to the needs of all students. Using this interactive questionnaire, audit a classroom environment and create a task list of simple changes that can be made to create a more space inclusive for neurodivergent students.

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Yulunga: bari barlam bembinge

This is a suggested outline of a traditional games event. The games and activities outlined have been modified for use with co-educational classes and groups of different age and/or abilities, as a workshop or traditional games activity over a time period of one hour to one and a half hours. Groups of six to 12 may be used. ...

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Yulunga: mer kolap

This object-throwing game was observed being played in the Torres Strait on Mer Island in the nineteenth century. More recent versions have been observed. This version of an object-throwing game is a relay event. The Yulunga: Traditional Indigenous Games resource was developed to provide all Australians with a greater understanding ...

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Yulunga: gugiyn nahri

The activities outlined are examples of how the games can be modified to be used in a tabloid event. Groups of four to six players over a two to three-minute time period are recommended. The Yulunga: Traditional Indigenous Games resource was developed to provide all Australians with a greater understanding and appreciation ...

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Yulunga: yiri

A spear game was recorded being played by the boys at Ulladulla in New South Wales. Small spears were thrown at pieces of wood, which were placed into running water. On Dunk Island in Queensland the boys used wood chips and pieces of bark floating on the water, or threw at small fish. This is a throwing-practice game played ...

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Yulunga: riawena

Riawena means ‘fun (sport)’ in the language used by the Aboriginal people of the Oyster Bay area of Tasmania. A number of the games and activities can be conducted as athletic events. The Yulunga: Traditional Indigenous Games resource was developed to provide all Australians with a greater understanding and appreciation ...

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Yulunga: wirrwuyu

As in various other cultures, stone skipping (throwing) along a surface of water was played by Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. On Dunk Island in Queensland, the throwing of cuttle-fish (krooghar) bones was observed. The bones were thrown along the surface of the water like ‘skipping stones’ and ...

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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: sanbaing

In parts of Papua New Guinea and the Torres Strait Islands players of both genders were observed playing a game of sand-ball throwing. It required a great deal of expertise to perform successfully and was often played all day. Players make ‘bombs’ out of sand and throw (lob) them into the water. The Yulunga: Traditional ...

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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 ...

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Yulunga: yulunga

Yulunga means ‘playing’ in the language of the Kamilaroi (Gamori) people from the northwest of New South Wales. The following games and activities may be organised as part of a display of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander games. The Yulunga: Traditional Indigenous Games resource was developed to provide all Australians ...