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Goal-setting for Physical Activity


Grade Work Samples
End of Stage 3 (end of Year 6)
Grade A Kerry  
Grade B Ariel  
Grade C Jessie   Lesley   Frances   Ricky  
Grade D Jo   Courtney  
New Work Samples
Shannon
Morgan

Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:

Fundamental Movement and Physical Activity, Healthy Choices

Description of activity

Students determine how much physical activity they participate in each week by completing the ‘Physical Activity Record’ and compare this to Australia’s Physical Activity recommendations for 5–12 year olds. They evaluate their level of participation according to current physical activity recommendations for children (minimum 60 minutes of accumulated physical activity in a day) and establish goals and strategies to maintain or improve their physical activity levels.

Suggested materials

Worksheets ‘Physical Activity Record’ and ‘Physical Activity Observations’
Australian Government recommendations:

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/wcms/publishing.nsf/Content/phd-physical-activity-kids-pdf-cnt.htm/$FILE/kids_phys.pdf

Prior learning

Students have participated in a range of physical activities and discussed the effect of activity on health. They can describe the components of a balanced lifestyle and explain why physical activity is an important component. Students recognise that not everyone participates in enough physical activity and have explored reasons why. They have investigated the short-term and long-term health effects of physical inactivity.

Outcomes

Personal Health Choices (PHS3.12)
Explains the consequences of personal lifestyle choices.
Active Lifestyle (ALS3.6)
Shows how to maintain and improve the quality of an active lifestyle.
Problem Solving (PSS3.5)
Suggests, considers and selects appropriate alternatives when resolving problems.

Criteria for assessing learning

Students will be assessed on their ability to:

  • compare their physical activity levels to current recommendations for children
  • evaluate their own level of physical activity
  • plan a physical activity schedule for another student
  • describe how physical activity has positive effects on health
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