Health and Physical Education
Demonstration and verbal response: Creating balances
Summary of task
Students were taught a short unit on balance, particularly looking at balance points and safety. The students were shown a variety of balances on a large screen. They discussed the points of balance and were given time to experiment and practise.
Students were asked to create three separate balances by identifying and drawing balance points on a picture of the body. The students practised and performed their three individual balances on a mat. They were asked to explain which were the easiest and hardest balances and give reasons why.
This assessment task relates to the focus areas: fundamental movement skills, and safety.
By the end of Foundation Year, students recognise how they are growing and changing. They identify and describe the different emotions people experience. They identify actions that help them be healthy, safe and physically active. They identify different settings where they can be active and demonstrate how to move and play safely. They describe how their body responds to movement.
Students use personal and social skills when working with others in a range of activities. They demonstrate, with guidance, practices and protective behaviours to keep themselves safe and healthy in different activities. They perform fundamental movement skills and solve movement challenges.