Health & Physical Education

Atlas Learning Zone is designed to cater to students at all levels of their learning journey. Our Learning Activities provide comprehensive instruction and require guidance from an adult, while our Resources for Learning, Apply the Learning prompts, and Vocabulary lists serve to reinforce specific skills and enable independent exploration of subjects. Follow these helpful tips to make the most of our resources.

Curriculum

Overall Curriculum Expectations

For grade 4, Atlas Learning Zone builds on the knowledge and skills students have developed in previous years, with a focus on physical and health literacy. Our curriculum emphasizes building students’ understanding of themselves in relation to others, and helps them develop an understanding of the factors that contribute to their physical and mental health, with a particular emphasis on the choices and decisions connected to their personal health. Students will have frequent opportunities to question, integrate, analyze, and apply information.

In addition, our curriculum helps learners continue to develop their locomotor and fine motor skills, and improve the quality of movement by examining how to relate these concepts and principles to their movement skills. This also fosters the development of their sense of self and identity as competent movers. The expectations for health and physical education are organized into four distinct but related strands:

Social and Emotional Learning Skills

  • Healthy Living
  • Movement Competence: Skills,
  • Concepts, and Strategies
  • Active Living


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