PYP4 (Grade 4) PE

Physical education in a PYP school is more than just student participation in sports and games. Its purpose should is:

  • to develop a combination of transferable skills promoting physical, intellectual, emotional and social development; 
  • to encourage present and future choices that contribute to long-term healthy living; 
  • to understand the cultural significance of physical activities for individuals and communities. 

The development of overall well-being is defined through three common strands that have relevance to all teachers: 

  • Identity
  • Active Living 
  • Interactions. 

These strands are concept driven and have been designed to interact with each other, working together to support the overall development of students. 

What will students will be working on this year?

Active Living (Phase 3)

  • develop plans to improve performance through technique refinement and practice
  • demonstrate greater body control when performing movements
  • self-assess performance and respond to feedback on performance from others
  • plan, perform and reflect on movement sequences in order to improve
  • identify potential personal and group outcomes for risk-taking behaviours.

Interactions (Phase 3)

  • reflect on shared and collaborative performance.
  • recognize that committing to shared goals in group situations improves individual and shared experiences and outcomes
  • identify individual strengths that can contribute to shared goals
  • develop a shared plan of action for group work that incorporates each individual’s experiences and strengths
  • adopt a variety of roles for the needs of the group, for example, leader, presenter
  • discuss ideas and ask questions to clarify meaning
  • reflect on the perspectives and ideas of others
  • apply different strategies when attempting to resolve conflict

Identity (Phase 3)

  • analyse how they are connected to the wider community
  • reflect on their own cultural influences, experiences, traditions and perspectives, and are open to those of others
  • motivate themselves intrinsically and behave with belief in themselves
  • explain how a person’s identity is made up of many different things, including membership in different cultures, and that this can change over time
  • recognize personal qualities, strengths and limitations