Health and Physical Education
Grade 1: Active Participation
Overall Expectations
•participate on a regular basis in physical activities that maintain or improve physical fitness (e.g., games, gymnastics, dance, fitness activities, outdoor pursuits);
•recognize the importance of being physically active;
•acquire living skills (e.g., basic problem-solving, decision-making, goal-setting, and interpersonal skills) through physical activities (e.g., games, gymnastics, dance, outdoor pursuits);        
•follow safety procedures related to physical activity, equipment, and facilities.         
Specific Expectations
Physical Activity        
•participate vigorously in all aspects of the program (e.g., physical activity centres, dancing to music, tag games);        
•display readiness to participate in the instructional program (e.g., joining in readily, wearing appropriate clothing, removing jewellery);        
•follow instructions, pay attention, and attempt new activities;         
Physical Fitness        
•participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity (e.g., animal-walk fitness circuit) for five to ten minutes;        
•recognize that the heart is always beating and pumping blood to the muscles and the rest of the body, and that increased activity increases both the work of the heart and the speed of breathing;         
Living Skills        
•participate in class or small-group discussion activities related to physical activity (e.g., goal setting through a theme-related activity such as a walk-run to the Olympics);        
•work co-operatively with others (e.g., sharing equipment, helping others);        
•demonstrate respect for others in group situations (e.g., being courteous, speaking kindly).         
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