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Physical Education and Health

Introduction

This document is complementary to the Physical Education and Health program. It aims to help teachers plan and carry out learning situations. It provides additional information on the knowledge and skills that students should acquire in each year of elementary school. It is divided into three sections that correspond to the three competencies of the Physical Education and Health program. Each section consists of a brief introduction that provides an overview of what the students are expected to learn, as well as a partial list of examples of the knowledge and skills to be acquired.

Through a variety of learning situations, Physical Education and Health teachers will help students gradually acquire a repertoire of knowledge and skills they can use to develop the three competencies of the program. In order to be able to perform movement skills in different physical activity settings, students must acquire the knowledge and motor skills that will allow them to choose and adequately perform sequences and combinations of movement skills. Similarly, in order to be able to interact with others in different physical activity settings, students must develop a repertoire of knowledge, strategies, motor skills and attitudes that will enable them to develop and carry out plans of action with one or more partners. Lastly, in order to be able to adopt a healthy, active lifestyle, students must learn about healthful lifestyle habits, the effects of a sedentary lifestyle and concepts of human anatomy and physiology.

In short, by gradually acquiring and using the knowledge and skills outlined in this document, students will develop the competencies of the Physical Education and Health program.