Health and Physical Education
Years 3 and 4
Demonstration: Overarm throw
Summary of task
Prior to the assessment task, students participated in a ball skills unit involving throwing and catching activities, group activities and minor games involving these skills, and viewed video clips of effective overarm throws.
Students were asked to perform the skill of an overarm throw successfully in two contexts:
1. an overarm throw at a stationary target, with feedback provided by a peer; reflecting on what they could improve based on the feedback, and demonstrating the improved technique
2. in a competitive minor game which focused on throwing and catching (hoop ball).
Distances between students, size of targets and size of balls varied for students with different skill levels – thus catering for the diversity of learning needs.
This assessment task relates to the focus areas: fundamental movement skills, and active play and minor games.
By the end of Year 4, students recognise strategies for managing change. They identify influences that strengthen identities. They investigate how emotional responses vary and understand how to interact positively with others in a variety of situations. Students interpret health messages and discuss the influences on healthy and safe choices. They understand the benefits of being healthy and physically active. They describe the connections they have to their community and identify local resources to support their health, wellbeing, safety and physical activity.
Students apply strategies for working cooperatively and apply rules fairly. They use decision-making and problem-solving skills to select and demonstrate strategies that help them stay safe, healthy and active. They refine fundamental movement skills and apply movement concepts and strategies in a variety of physical activities and to solve movement challenges. They create and perform movement sequences using fundamental movement skills and the elements of movement.