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Physical Education 2

Saskatchewan Curriculum - Grade 2 Physical Education


Physical Education (PE)

  • 2.1 Health-related Fitness
    • Apply a repertoire of strategies, with guidance, for developing components of health-related fitness, including cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, muscular endurance, and muscular strength through participation in a variety of movement activities.
  • 2.2 Active Living
    • Analyze daily habits and actions that demonstrate personal engagement in, and taking personal responsibility for, leading a physically active life.
  • 2.3 Locomotor Skills
    • Explore, express, and apply, a variety of ways to skillfully move the body through space while participating in movement activities, including at a:
      • utilization level of skills when:
        • walking
        • running
        • jumping forward and landing
        • jumping sideways and landing
      • control level of skill when:
        • jumping backward and landing
        • hopping (body moves on one foot as in right foot to right foot)
        • skipping (combines a step and a hop)
        • leaping (body 'takes off' from one foot, propels through the air for a distance, then lands on the opposite foot)
        • sliding (one foot steps to meet the first foot, "step-close")
        • galloping (one foot steps, body propels upward, other foot moves to meet the first foot)
        • rolling forward (see note)
        • rolling sideways
        • progressing-toward-control level of skill when:
          • rolling backward (see note)
Note: Roll forward with hands and arms receiving body weight evenly at the beginning of roll, keeping chin tucked to chest, sliding head through, with it lightly touching the floor so neck does not bear weight, shifting weight from arms to shoulders, lifting arms off mat as shoulders touch the mat, shifting weight onto the curved back, and keeping body curled as weight moves to feet.
Note: Grade Three- How to roll backward in control:
Roll in a backwards direction starting in a standing position, bringing hands to ears while bending knees and lowering through to a seated tuck with back rounded and chin to chest; then placing hands on the floor by the shoulders with palms down and fingers pointing towards shoulders; staying tucked, lifting hips and pushing with hands against the mat; then extending arms to keep weight off head and neck while remaining tucked; when feet touch the floor, extending leg and then standing up.
  • 2.4 Non-locomotor Skills
    • Explore, express, and apply, with guidance, a variety of ways to skillfully move the body on the spot while participating in movement activities, including at a:
      • utilization level of skill when:
        • balancing jumping and landing on the spot
      • control level of skill when:
        • landing on hands from kneeling position
        • rotating on the spot
      • progressing-towards-control level of skill when:
        • landing on hands from a bent knee standing position
  • 2.5 Manipulative Skills
    • Explore, express, and apply, with guidance, a variety of ways to skillfully move objects while participating in movement activities, including at a :
      • control level of skill when:
        • throwing
        • catching (collecting, gathering)
      • progressing-towards-control level of skill when:
        • hand dribbling
        • foot dribbling
        • striking objects with hands
        • striking objects with short-handled implements (e.g., short-handled racquets, paddles)
  • 2.6 Movement Variables
    • Vary the performance of the body, while performing locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills by applying the basic movement variables of:
      • space (general space, levels, directions, pathways, and extensions)
      • effort (time/speed, force, and flow)
      • relationships with objects and with others)
  • 2.7 Rhythmical Movement
    • Explore and demonstrate rhythmical movement with smooth transitions between movements in:
      • self-created patterns
      • responsive patterns, involving relationships with objects and others
      • established dances
  • 2.8 Strategies and Skills
    • Apply a repertoire of strategies and skills, with guidance, for and through active participation in a variety of movement activities including:
      • low organizational, cooperative, and inventive games involving locomotor and non-locomotor skills (e.g, tag games, follow the leader, fox and geese, parachute play, hopscotch)
      • target games (e.g., ring or hoop toss, bowling, bocce ball, curling)
      • alternate environment activities and games (e.g., hiking, skating, aquatics, orienteering, cross-country, skiing, cycling, dog sledding, tobogganing)
  • 2.9 Safe Behaviours
    • Examine and express the purpose of rules, procedures, etiquette, and safe behaviours and apply them while participating in a variety of movement activities.
  • 2.10 Relationships
    • Demonstrate self-control and a willingness to work and play cooperatively with all others (regardless of abilities, interests, and background experiences) while participating in movement activities.


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