Grade 6 Health and Physical Education

In Grade 6 Health and Physical Education, our students will learn about the benefits of inclusion and positive interactions, and about conflict management strategies. Students will develop intermediate skills and strategies in a variety of striking and field, territory, wall, net, and target games. Students will learn about different drugs and how they affect the human body. They will explore different elements of physical fitness, including strength, endurance, and flexibility, using them to create fitness goals. Students will deepen their understanding of changes that happen during puberty. They will also learn about healthy relationships, consent, and mental health. This course is designed to be 50-75 instructional hours.

Curriculum Information: Health and Physical Education (2019)

Developed by: D2L

Development Date: 2021

Please note that elementary courses do not have prerequisites, and Ontario schools do not issue transcript credits at the elementary level. All courses are available in the facilitated and independent pathways.



Personal and Physical Safety

In the Personal and Physical Safety unit, students will learn to apply skills that help them build healthy relationships by demonstrating inclusivity and by promoting positive interactions. They will also learn how to maximize safety and lessen the risk of injury while describing ways to treat minor injuries and understanding safety practices and procedures during dangerous situations.


In the Games unit, students will learn the basic components and common features of individual, target, net/wall, striking/fielding, and territory games. They will apply strategies and tactical solutions to increase their chances of success during these activities. Further, students will develop skills that help them develop self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-motivation through participation in physical activity.

Healthy Behaviours

In the Healthy Behaviours unit, students will learn the various effects that drugs have on the body and how to make safe decisions and identify resources that can help someone through mental health challenges and situations involving drug use. They will understand how healthy eating and active living support a person’s overall well-being and enable people to recognize physical cues and factors that influence their food choices to guide them in developing a personal guideline for healthier eating.

Creative Movement and Physical Health

In the Creative Movement and Physical Health unit, students will learn how to assess and monitor a person’s level of health-related fitness, and discover factors that support both personal enjoyment and motivation towards physical activity. They will use this knowledge to implement an action plan to improve health-related fitness and to enable a person to reach personal goals. In addition, students will perform a variety of locomotor movements and smooth transfers of weight during gymnastic and dance routines. They will understand the basic components of dance and apply this knowledge to choreograph a dance routine.

Human Development and Mental Health

In the Human Development and Mental Health unit, students will learn the impacts of viewing sexually explicit media and how this leads to a distorted understanding of relationships, reinforces harmful gender norms, and promotes an unrealistic body image. They will understand how to build confidence, develop healthy relationships, and expand their ability to make informed decisions surrounding consent. They will learn the harmful affects that stereotypes have on self-concept and relationships and recognize appropriate ways of responding to and changing these assumptions. Additionally, they will understand how to identify and manage their emotions and how to recognize resources that help provide support to those dealing with mental health challenges.

This course is entirely online and does not require nor rely on any textbook. Students will require the following resources:

  • A scanner, smartphone camera, or similar device to digitize handwritten or hand-drawn work
  • A device to record audio
  • A printer
  • A physical binder, folder, or notebook for offline activities
  • Various household items to complete offline activities
  • Balls of various sizes, cans or water bottles, sidewalk chalk

Through a balance of problem-solving and direct instruction, students develop a strong foundation of health and physical education processes, knowledge, and skills to apply in real-world contexts. The course utilizes a combination of technology and offline activities, providing opportunities to develop an understanding of skills and concepts in interactive and concrete ways and engage multiple learning styles. The lessons feature a variety of intriguing storylines, characters, videos, storybooks, and interactive games to reinforce students’ learning. These activities also build a foundation of health and physical education-related terms that students will use throughout the elementary grades.

The course relies on the assistance of a teacher to support young students through the content. The teacher will be involved in facilitating the course content, and participating in discussion-based activities to assist students in developing communication skills.

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