Participate in a variety of moderate to vigorous movement activities for short periods of time to increase heart and respiration rate, flexibility, muscular endurance, and muscular strength.
Explore and practise ways to move the body through space, including at:
  • a progressing-toward-control level of skill when:
    • walking
    • running
    • jumping forward and sideways
  • an exploration level when:
    • hopping (body moves on one foot as in right foot to right foot)
    • skipping (combines a step and a hop)
    • leaping (body `takes off' from one foot, propels through air for distance, then lands on the opposite foot)
    • sliding (one foot steps and the other moves to meet the first foot, "step-close")
    • galloping (one foot steps, body propels upward, other foot moves to meet the first foot).
  • Explore and practise ways to move the body in personal space at a progressing-towards-control level of skill when:
    • balancing
    • jumping and landing (on the spot).
    Note: Kindergarten children might attempt to roll when they are exploring movement, although rolling is not part of the Kindergarten curriculum. Descriptors of how to roll safely are provided in the Grade 2 and Grade 3 physical education curricula.
    Explore and practise ways to send and receive objects at an exploration level when:
    • throwing (rolling)
    • catching (trapping, gathering)
    • kicking.
    Vary, with guidance, the movement of the body through changes in:
    • space (personal space, general space, levels, directions, and pathways)
    • effort (time and speed)
    • relationships (body parts and shapes).
    Explore and perform rhythmical movement to different auditory (e.g., beat of a drum, clapping, music) rhythms (e.g., quick, slow) using a variety of locomotor movements including walking, running, balancing, jumping, galloping, hopping, and skipping skills.
    Use respectful behaviours and safe practices while participating in cooperative games and physical movement activities.