Health and Physical Education
Years 1 and 2
Demonstration: Striking (tennis)
Summary of task
Students were involved in a unit of work which focused on the skill of striking. They explored how to control different types of balls using a variety of equipment. Students’ prior experience varied from never having held a bat or racquet to participating in net games the previous year.
Students were asked to rally with a partner in a designated area and shake hands.
Students were required to start with a bounce hit over the net (serve) or an overarm throw over the net. The receiver aimed to control the ball with a few touches if necessary and then return the ball over the net.
This assessment task relates to the focus areas: active play and minor games, and fundamental movement skills.
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.