Revisiting the PDHPE K-6 Syllabus

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Revisiting the
PDHPE K-6
syllabus
The Personal Development,
Health and Physical Education
K-6 Syllabus is based on a
broad notion of health.
It encompasses all aspects of an
individual’s wellbeing,
inclusive of social, mental,
physical and spiritual health.
Aim
 To develop in each student the
knowledge and understanding, skills and
values and attitudes needed to lead
healthy, active and fulfilling lives.
 To adopt a responsible and productive
role in society.
pg 8
Rationale
 Encourages an understanding and
valuing of self and others.
 Promotes physical activity.
Emphasises informed decision making,
leading to effective and responsible
action.
pg 6-7
What comes under the PDHPE
umbrella?
Road safety education
Safety
Sun protection
Child protection education
Games
Families
Physical activity
Friends
Relationships
Gymnastics
Dance
Overview of
learning in
PDHPE K-6
pg 9
Strands
The syllabus is organised into 8 interrelated content
strands
• Active lifestyle
• Dance
• Games and sports
• Growth and development
• Gymnastics
• Interpersonal relationships
• Personal health choices
• Safe living
Skills
The content is interrelated to five skills
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Communicating
Decision-making
Interacting,
Moving
Problem-solving
Outcomes and indicators
Outcomes
– Knowledge and understanding
– Skills
– Values and attitudes
Indicators
– A statement of behaviour that students might display
as they work towards the achievement of syllabus
outcomes
Overview of K-6 content
pg 36-37
Stage overviews
• Each dot point is expected to be taught
within that stage.
• Each dash point is an example
• Content can be taught together from
different strands (interrelated content and
skills)
pg 38 – 45
Activity
• Identify two sub headings from two
different strands that can be taught
together as part of a unit of work.
Foundation Statements
Foundation Statements provide a snapshot
of the knowledge, skills and understanding
that each student should develop by the end
of each stage of primary school.
Fundamental movement and
physical activity
Healthy choices
Self and relationships
• Active lifestyle
Fundamental
• Dance
movement and
physical activity • Games and sports
• Gymnastics
Healthy choices
Self and
relationships
• Personal health choices
• Safe living
• Growth and development
• Interpersonal relationships
Skills – Communicating, Decision-making, Interacting,
Moving, Problem-solving
Activity
• Locate and read the outcomes that involve
physical activity pg 18-19 (i.e. Dance, Gymnastics,
Games and Sports, Active lifestyle)
• Read the PDHPE Foundation Statement for your
Stage.
• Discuss and compare with someone from
another Stage
How does it all fit together?
Outcomes
Specific statements of desired
student achievement intended by the
syllabus
Indicators
A statement of the behaviour that
students might display as they work
towards the achievement of the
syllabus outcomes.
Content
What is expected to be taught
between Kindergarten and Year 6.
Foundation statements
Stage statements provide an overall
description or snapshot of student
achievement that is typically expected
at the end of a stage. The statements
also identify how content is sequential
and builds upon prior learning.

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