Outcome B (4-6)- 3
fitness level relates to several components: cardiorespiratory endurance,
flexibility and muscular strength. In grade four, your students
need to experience movement that involves all of these components.
By grade six, students should be able to explain the components
and relate them to their individual fitness level.
Here are some examples
of activities that concentrate on specific components of fitness.
You can incorporate these activities throughout your class, year
Run to the Front - Outcome B (4-6)-3 (Cardiorespiratory
cones or markers to set off a 200 metre course (oval, square, and
round). This is roughly a course marked out around a soccer field.
Group students into groups of 4 or 6.
leader starts the group around the course walking; when the whistle
blows the person at the back runs to the front and changes the method
of travel (hop, skip, jump, slide, backwards walking). Continue
the circuit until everyone has had a chance to be the leader.
movements that are more difficult or less difficult depending
on your students' ability and interests.
the area or terrain used for travelling. Eventually your signal
won't be necessary and the students can proceed at their own
pace. Each person should have a turn to lead in the 10-minute
how you just met a Cooperation outcome!)