Health and Physical Education
Grade 3: Active Participation
Overall Expectations
•participate on a regular basis in physical activities that maintain or improve physical fitness (e.g., skipping to music);
•recognize the personal benefits 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., tag games, outdoor pursuits);        
•demonstrate an awareness of the importance of being physically active in their leisure time;        
•describe the health benefits of participating in regular physical activity (e.g., developing a strong heart and lungs);         
Physical Fitness        
•participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity (e.g., power walking) for eight to ten minutes;        
•identify the new capabilities (skills) that result from improved physical fitness (e.g., being able to run farther, requiring shorter rest periods);        
•assess their degree of exertion in physical activities (e.g., by taking a "talk test");        
Living Skills        
•adopt an action plan based on an individual or group goal related to physical activity (e.g., power walking for one kilometre three times a week);        
•demonstrate respect for the abilities and feelings of others (e.g., accepting everyone into the group);        
•follow the rules of fair play in games and activities (e.g., giving everyone a chance to play);        
•communicate positively to help and encourage others.        
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