Work samples

Health and Physical Education

Years 1 and 2

Above satisfactory

Demonstration: Creating dance

Summary of task

Students spent the first half of the year following dance videos as part of their warm-up in physical education lessons.

Students were asked to construct and perform a dance routine using a minimum of four dance moves that went for at least 30 seconds. They worked individually or in groups of up to four students. The moves had to demonstrate some originality.

Support was given to students in the developmental stage of the task and the final performance was filmed.

This assessment task relates to the focus area: rhythmic and expressive movement activities.

Achievement standard

By the end of Year 2, students describe changes that occur as they grow older. They recognise how strengths and achievements contribute to identities. They identify how emotional responses impact on others’ feelings. They examine messages related to health decisions and describe how to keep themselves and others healthy, safe and physically active. They identify areas where they can be active and how the body reacts to different physical activities.

Students demonstrate positive ways to interact with others. They select and apply strategies to keep themselves healthy and safe and are able to ask for help with tasks or problems. They demonstrate fundamental movement skills in a variety of movement sequences and situations and test alternatives to solve movement challenges. They perform movement sequences that incorporate the elements of movement.

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