This strand focuses on the development of students' social-emotional learning skills to foster their overall health and well-being, positive mental health, and ability to learn, build resilience, and thrive. In all grades of the health and physical education program, the learning related to this strand takes place in the context of learning related to the Active Living, Movement Competence, and Healthy Living strands, and it should be assessed and evaluated within these contexts.
apply, to the best of their ability, a range of social-emotional learning skills as they acquire knowledge and skills in connection with the expectations in the Active Living, Movement Competence, and Healthy Living strands for this grade.
participate actively and regularly in a wide variety of physical activities, and demonstrate an understanding of how physical activity can be incorporated into their daily lives;
demonstrate an understanding of the importance of being physically active, and apply physical fitness concepts and practices that contribute to healthy, active living;
demonstrate responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others as they participate in physical activities.
perform movement skills, demonstrating an understanding of the basic requirements of the skills and applying movement concepts as appropriate, as they engage in a variety of physical activities;
apply movement strategies appropriately, demonstrating an understanding of the components of a variety of physical activities, in order to enhance their ability to participate successfully in those activities.
Instruction should focus on the overall expectation (D1, D2, D3 in the chart below) and should, where possible, be planned to illustrate connections across topics (listed in column 1) in an integrated way. The chart provides a brief summary of topics to support learning about health concepts, making healthy choices, and making connections for healthy living.
HEALTHY LIVING LEARNING SUMMARY BY TOPIC FOR GRADE 3
D1.4 Healthy relationships, bullying, consentD1.5 Physical and social-emotional development
demonstrate an understanding of factors that contribute to healthy development;
demonstrate the ability to apply health knowledge and social-emotional learning skills to make reasoned decisions and take appropriate actions relating to their personal health and well-being;
demonstrate the ability to make connections that relate to health and well-being – how their choices and behaviours affect both themselves and others, and how factors in the world around them affect their own and others’ health and well-being.