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Strand B: Movement Concepts and Motor Skills

Students will:

  • develop and apply, in context, a wide range of movement skills and facilitate the development of physical competence
  • develop a positive attitude towards physical activity by accepting challenges and extending their personal capabilities and experiences
  • develop and apply a knowledge and understanding of the scientific, technological, and environmental factors that influence movement
  • develop and apply knowledge and understanding of the social and cultural factors that influence people's involvement in physical activity.

Level 1

Students will:

  • develop a wide range of movement skills
  • participate in a range of physical activities and identify the factors that make the experience personally enjoyable
  • use equipment to develop movement skills in a range of different play environments and will care for the equipment
  • participate in games and activities and identify environments where children can play safely.

Level 2

Students will:

  • practise movement skills and demonstrate the ability to link them in order to perform movement sequences
  • participate in physical activity and express the satisfaction that this can bring to them and to other people
  • play minor games, using modified equipment to extend their personal movement capabilities
  • apply rules in selected games and activities and demonstrate safe and fair play practices during participation.

Level 3

Students will:

  • develop more complex movement sequences in a range of situations
  • develop movement skills and demonstrate confidence in challenging situations
  • take part in a variety of exercise programmes and describe how the body responds to regular and vigorous physical activity in a range of environments
  • participate in competitive activities and describe how competition can affect people's behaviour.

Level 4

Students will:

  • demonstrate consistency and control of movement in a range of situations
  • demonstrate willingness to accept challenges, learn new skills, and extend their abilities in movement-related activities
  • experience and demonstrate how science, technology, and the environment influence the selection and use of equipment in a variety of settings
  • experience ways in which cultural and social practices are expressed through the ritual of movement, demonstrate understanding of this, and learn skills associated with a range of cultural activities.

Level 5

Students will:

  • acquire and apply complex motor skills by using basic principles of motor learning
  • develop skills, and responsible attitudes about safety, in challenging physical situations
  • investigate and experience ways in which scientific, technological, and environmental knowledge and resources assist in and influence people's participation in regular physical activity
  • investigate and experience ways in which people's physical competence and participation are influenced by social and cultural factors.

Level 6

Students will:

  • acquire, apply, and refine specialised motor skills by using the principles of motor skill learning
  • acquire, apply, and refine skills, and demonstrate responsible attitudes, in challenging physical situations
  • apply scientific and technological knowledge and resources to enhance physical abilities in a range of environments
  • demonstrate understanding and affirmation of people's diverse social and cultural needs and practices when participating in physical activity.

Level 7

Students will:

  • appraise specialised motor skills and adapt them to extend physical competence and recreational opportunities
  • adapt skills and appraise responsible attitudes in challenging physical situations and new environments
  • apply relevant scientific, technological, and environmental knowledge and use appropriate resources to improve performance in a specialised physical activity
  • appraise, adapt, and use physical activities to ensure that specific social and cultural needs are met.

Level 8

Students will:

  • devise, apply, and appraise strategies to improve their own motor skills and those of other people
  • devise, apply, and appraise strategies through which they, and other people, can participate responsibly in challenging physical situations
  • critically analyse and experience the application of scientific and technological knowledge and resources to physical activity in a range of environments
  • devise and apply strategies to ensure that social and cultural needs are met in personal and group physical activities.

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