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Grade 6 – Active Living

Grade 6 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

Describe factors that motivate them to participate in physical activity every day, at school and during leisure time, and that influence their choice of activities

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

Explain how participation in physical activities affects personal health-related fitness

Assess a specific component of their health-related fitness by noting physical responses during various physical activities, and monitor changes over time

Assess their level of health-related fitness as they participate in various physical activities

Develop and implement plans of action based on both their assessments of their health-related components of fitness and their interests, in order to achieve personal fitness goals


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 appropriate methods for treating minor injuries that may occur while participating in physical activity