What skills do we have to assess our physical achievements?

About this Guide

This Second Level guide will help you to create activities around the wellbeing indicator of Achieving using the Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport section of the Health and Wellbeing curriculum.

Suggested HWB Experiences & Outcomes

HWB 2-22a

I practice, consolidate and refine my skills to improve my performance. I am developing and sustaining my levels of fitness

HWB 2-24a

By reflecting on my own and others’ work and evaluating it against shared criteria, I can recognise improvement and achievement and use this to progress further.

Suggested Learning Intentions

  • To apply key qualities and attributes (e.g decision-making, cooperation) as well as sport specific skills within a variety of situations.
  • To understand that the process by which they learn is key to achieving success.
  • To evaluate own and others’ achievements to plan future individual performance outcomes.

Suggested Success Criteria (I Can…)

HWB 2-22a

Listen, make decisions and take responsibility for my own learning.
Explain how different skills can be applied across a range of activities.

HWB 2-24a

Be an effective peer assessor to provide constructive feedback.
my own and others’ performance against shared criteria.

Suggested Learning Experiences

Large Space

  • Practice a range of skills individually, in pairs and in small groups where the following themes are the main focus for development – coordination, rhythm and timing, sequencing, balance, cue recognition, body/spatial awareness, postural control, decision-making.
  • Observe children playing one particular sport eg volleyball and comment on the performance of self and peers.
  • Compare and contrast similarities and differences in performances and whether they meet the criteria of the task.
  • Explain how a performance could be improved using appropriate language that has been developed over time.
  • Discuss how they know when a performance has been improved upon – this could focus on techniques and skills observers should be looking for when watching someone perform.
  • Children should consider how these skills can be applied within a games context eg, invasion games (eg, football, rugby), rebound games (eg, badminton, tennis, volleyball), athletics, aesthetics (eg, creative dance, gymnastics).

Small Space

  • Collaborative learning – in small groups, consider one particular sport eg, volleyball, and list/mindmap the skills and qualities/attributes that would be needed to be successful – compare this with another group who are focusing on a different sport – analyse each others lists to compare any similarities/differences.
  • In groups, discuss strategies/tactics that they could apply when playing in team situations.
  • Evaluate their teams’ performance at the end of a game and decide what they need to practice and develop to improve future performance.
  • Take turns at being performer, observer and coach and provide effective feedback on each others performance against a shared success criteria that the group have compiled themselves. Use video evidence to help with the feedback.
  • Record diary sheets following each lesson in order to monitor improvement – this could be as simple as one or two sentences/statements per lesson.

Suggested Cross-Curricular Links

TCH 2-04b

Create video footage of own performance/observe previous pupils performance. Compare their own performance against professional footage.

Suggested Word Bank

  • Word
  • stamina
  • speed
  • strength
  • flexibility
  • resilience
  • performance
  • achieve
  • targets
  • goals
  • fitness
  • perseverance
  • pride
  • achievement
  • success
  • practice
  • refine
  • dedication
  • sacrifice