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Grade 4 – Active Living

Grade 4 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 and lead-up games

Identify factors that motivate participation in physical activity every day at school, at home, or in their communities

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 how different physical activities affect the body and contribute to physical fitness and good physical and mental health

Assess their level of of physical activity, using simple self assessment techniques and explain how intrinsic and extrinsic factors affect the exertion required to perform physical activities

Develop and act on personal fitness goals based on their interests, self-assessments, and feelings when participating in physical activities


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

Describe common precautions for preventing accidents and injuries including concussions, while participating in different types of physical activity