Resources to support the implementation of the NSW physical literacy continuum Kindergarten to Year 10.

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Overview of the physical literacy continuum (PDF 0.12MB) An introduction to the NSW physical literacy continuum Kindergarten to Year 10.
Physical literacy continuum (PDF 106.9KB) The NSW physical literacy continuum Kindergarten to Year 10 supports teaching, learning and assessment.
Physical literacy continuum glossary (PDF 1.04KB) The glossary helps to establish a consistent language across the school.
Starting points for teaching: plotting students on the physical literacy continuum (PDF 0.11MB) Starting points for teaching and monitoring student progress.
Physical literacy continuum resources mapped to clusters (PDF 4.73MB) Locate resources for each marker. This document maps resources to the specific aspect or markers they support. Resources are broken down into: assessment and observation resources such as videos and tasks to support and guide teacher judgements. Other resources are for lesson delivery, which include activities, games and units of work to enhance opportunities for student progression.
Physical literacy continuum cluster examples (PDF 306KB) Provide more detail of what each marker could look like across the various physical activity contexts. The examples break down and translate the observations of teachers guiding their assessment of each marker.
Effective programming in K-6 PDHPE

Use the advice and watch the video to create an effective PDHPE scope and sequence.

Access the K-6 PDHPE outcomes mapping grid to use as a comprehensive outcomes checklist tool for the NSW K-6 PDHPE syllabus.

Planning and programming in 7-12 PDHPE Access the considerations for teachers when developing a scope and sequence and teaching and learning programs in 7-12 PDHPE.

Get Skilled Get Active

Learn about the 12 fundamental movement skills necessary for children to be able to play the major games and sports in our society.

Access the planning guide, checklists for assessment of fundamental movement skills and information to incorporate fundamental movement skills into your PDHPE and school sport programs.

Watch the Get skilled get active resource videosExternal link to identify proficiency in all 12 fundamental movement skills and learn how to deliver them through PDHPE and school sport.

Sample units, activities and assessments for developing physical literacy


Units and activities are focused on PDHPE outcomes and physical literacy continuum markers. Teachers can adapt units and activities to suit their local context, resources and student needs.
Physical literacy Pinterest board A collection of resources to support physical literacy development and professional learning.
Definitions of physical activity in the school setting (PDF 2.49MB) Use the definitions to develop a consistent language across teachers and families. The definitions outline the difference between physical activity, physical education, physical literacy and school sport.
Physical activity in schools video Watch our animation video to increase understanding the position of physical activity and physical literacy in NSW government schools.
Fundamental movement skill observation posters (PDF 2.92MB) Identify the key components of the fundamental movement skills.

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