Work Sample : Mackenzie

Activity : Fundamental Movement Skills

    Fundamental Movement Skills - Mackenzie : Grade Commentary

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Mackenzie has demonstrated a high level of competence in the fundamental movement skills of overarm throwing and catching. Although Mackenzie does not always take a side-on stance and rotation of the upper body is not obvious, there is good control over most of the actions. To improve, Mackenzie needs to work on transferring weight to the front foot and following through with the throwing action. Proficiency in catching is enhanced by the way Mackenzie moves towards the flight of the ball. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade B standard at the end of Stage 2.

Grade B

The student has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the content and a high level of competence in the processes and skills. In addition, the student is able to apply this knowledge and these skills to most situations.

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Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:

  • Fundamental Movement and Physical Activity
    Students apply movement skills in dance, gymnastics, games and sports, and practise manipulative skills in a range of minor games. They perform movement sequences with consistency and control and demonstrate cooperation, effort and practice in physical activity. Students demonstrate proficiency in the fundamental movement skills of static balance, sprint run, vertical jump, catch, hop, side gallop, skip and overarm throw through practice and application in different games and sports. They participate in physical activity and investigate how it contributes to a healthy and active lifestyle.
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