Curriculum connections

Years 5 and 6

Written reflection: Team challenges

Summary of task

For the first three lessons of the year, students worked in small groups to complete a number of challenges that required teamwork, decision-making, problem-solving, and movement skills to be successful. This series of lessons focused on building social relationships and working collaboratively. The challenges completed were a cup stack activity, helium stick activity, river crossing activity, stepping stones activity and toxic waste activity. 

Each challenge had a reflection sheet with questions that students had to reflect on and answer as a group.  These became a code of cooperation and set the scene for a positive year ahead. Students also identified a goal that they chose to work on to further develop their group/team skills.

Students were asked to complete reflection questions about how these activities improved their own and others' health and wellbeing.

This assessment task relates to the focus areas: active play and minor games, and relationships and sexuality.

Achievement standards

By the end of Year 6, students investigate developmental changes and transitions. They explain the influence of people and places on identities. They recognise the influence of emotions on behaviours and discuss factors that influence how people interact. They describe their own and others’ contributions to health, physical activity, safety and wellbeing. They describe the key features of health-related fitness and the significance of physical activity participation to health and wellbeing. They examine how physical activity, celebrating diversity and connecting to the environment support community wellbeing and cultural understanding.

Students demonstrate fair play and skills to work collaboratively. They access and interpret health information and apply decision-making and problem-solving skills to enhance their own and others’ health, safety and wellbeing. They perform specialised movement skills and sequences and propose and combine movement concepts and strategies to achieve movement outcomes and solve movement challenges. They apply the elements of movement when composing and performing movement sequences.

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