Health & Physical Education

Atlas Learning Zone has been developed to cater to the learning requirements of each student, regardless of their stage in the learning journey. Learning Activities are comprehensive and require guided instruction from an adult. On the other hand, Resources for Learning, Apply the Learning prompts, and Vocabulary lists work well to reinforce specific skills or enable independent exploration of a subject.


Overall Curriculum Expectations

In grade 7, Atlas Learning Zone emphasizes developing relationship skills to recognize and cope with stress and challenges positively. This will build resilience and an attitude of positive motivation while developing self-awareness and self-confidence to nurture a sense of identity and belonging.

Students will expand their knowledge of factors that motivate people to be physically active, including understanding connections between physical and mental health, and ways to motivate others. The curriculum also explores a more detailed understanding of physical fitness activities, which includes factors affecting fitness and the application of training principles to enhance both health-related and skill-related fitness. Additionally, students will focus on the use of manipulation skills (throwing, catching, and retaining) in combination and in relation to external stimuli in the playing area (e.g., other students, equipment, boundaries).

Moreover, the study of personal safety and injury prevention will expand to include situations that students may encounter as they become more independent and active in a wider variety of situations and environments, including online and virtual environments. Students will focus on making connections between their own health and the physical and mental health and well-being of those around them. The expectations for health and physical education are organized into four distinct but related strands:

  • Social-Emotional Learning Skills
  • Healthy Living
  • Movement Competence: Skills, Concepts, and Strategies
  • Active Living

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