Physical Education in Grades 4 to 6 aims to ensure physical development and movement of learners with confidence. It focuses on development of greater body awareness and improved body control and participation in movement skills/activities. The mastery of movement skills and body control serves as a basis for participation in general movement activities and sport.
Physical Education aims to develop learners’ physical well-being and knowledge of movement and safety. During engagement in this study area, learners will develop motor skills and participate in a variety of physical activities. Participation in Physical Education will nurture positive attitudes and values that will assist learners to be physically fit, mentally alert, emotionally balanced and socially well adjusted. Learners will directly experience the benefits of such participation and be better able to understand the importance of a physically active lifestyle. During movement activities teachers will also address the development of other skills such as relationship skills, problem solving skills and the enhancement of self-esteem.
The content for Personal and Social Well-being and Physical Education study areas addressed in Grades 4, 5 and 6 relates to that in Life Skills in the Foundation Phase and Life Orientation in the Senior and FET Phases. It focuses on similar areas of skills, knowledge and values and prepares learners to continue with the subject in Grades 7 to 12.