Health and Physical Education
Grade 4: Active Participation
Overall Expectations
•participate on a regular basis in physical activities that maintain or improve physical fitness (e.g., tag games);
•identify the benefits of physical fitness;
•apply living skills such as goal setting, conflict-resolution techniques, and interpersonal skills (e.g., playing fairly, co-operating, behaving respectfully)  to physical activities (e.g., games, gymnastics, dance, outdoor pursuits);        
•demonstrate a variety of interpersonal skills (e.g., playing fairly, co-operating, behaving respectfully);        
•follow safety procedures related to physical activity, equipment, and facilities.         
Specific Expectations
Physical Activity        
•participate vigorously in all aspects of the program (e.g., lead-up games, creative dance);        
•identify the factors that motivate participation in daily physical activity (e.g., fun, improved health, increased energy level);         
Physical Fitness        
•improve their fitness levels by participating in vigorous physical activities (e.g., line dancing) for sustained periods of time (e.g., ten to fifteen minutes), including appropriate warm-up and cool-down procedures;        
•recognize that the health of the heart and lungs is improved by physical activity (e.g., aerobics activities to music);        
•recognize that muscle strength and endurance increase with exercise and physical activity;        
•monitor their pulse rates before and after physical activity (e.g., locate and compare their pulses before and after taking part in physical activity, and explain the reasons for differences in pulse rates);         
Living Skills        
•use a goal-setting process (e.g., set a realistic goal, identify and address barriers, prepare an action plan, decide who can help, and identify how to know when the goal has been reached) related to physical activity;        
•follow the rules of fair play in games and activities (e.g., displaying good sports etiquette by maintaining self-control whether winning or losing);        
•demonstrate respectful behaviour towards others in the group (e.g., speaking kindly, refraining from hurtful comments, acknowledging others' ideas and opinions).        
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