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Grade 3 – Active Living

Grade 3 Overall Expectations:

Active Participation

Actively participate in a wide variety of program activities, according to their capabilities, while applying behaviours that enhance their readiness and ability to take part

Demonstrate an understanding of factors that contribute to their personal enjoyment of being active as they participate in a wide variety of individual and small-group activities

Describe the benefits of participating in physical activity every day

Physical Fitness

Daily Physical Activity (DPA): participate in sustained moderate to vigorous physical activity, with appropriate warmup and cool-down activities, to the best of their ability for a minimum of 20 minutes each day

Identify new capabilities and other benefits that may result from improved cardio-respiratory fitness

Discuss with your child how they are able to sustain activity for longer, take shorter rest periods and/or go greater distances.

Assess their degree of physical exertion during cardiorespiratory fitness activities, using simple self-assessment methods

Develop and act on personal goals related to physical fitness


Demonstrate behaviours and apply procedures that maximize safety and lessen the risk of injury, including the risk of concussion, for themselves and others during physical activity

Describe how to respond to accidents, including concussions, or injuries incurred while participating in physical activities