MY CHILD IN SCHOOL – Informed Parent, Involved Parent


What your child is learning

In Grade 1, your child develops knowledge, skills and attitudes for being active and healthy in these areas:


  • understanding movement and positions having to do with going forward/backward, quickly/slowly, leading/following/chasing and others
  • understanding rules and strategies for simple games/activities like tag
  • playing fairly 
  • participating in physical activities to show basic skills such as running, hopping, and balancing


  • participating in energetic physical activities for a certain length of time


  • recognizing and following safety rules for various activities and equipment used in different places and weather conditions
  • identifying a variety of safety risks such as risks for toys, clothing, roads, fires, and many others
  • knowing where to go and whom to ask for help in the community

Personal and Social Management

  • getting along with others and dealing with conflict and anger

Healthy Lifestyle Practices

  • knowing habits for healthy living, such as daily physical activity, teeth brushing and washing, healthy eating, and getting enough sleep
  • identifying safe and unsafe substances

To find out more about what your child is learning, talk to the teacher. You may also refer to the K-4 PE/HE: A Foundation for Implementation document.

How your child is assessed

Your child’s progress in Physical Education/Health Education will be reported in these areas:

Physical Education

  • Movement:  How well your does your child use basic movement skills and understanding of games/activities during physical activities?
  • Fitness management: How does your child keep track of and keep up effort during energetic physical activities?

Health Education

  • Healthy lifestyles: How well does your child understand personal habits and ways to relate to others that support healthy living?

The teacher will report on your child’s progress three times a year. The information from each report helps you to support your child’s learning. You can use it to talk with your child and your child’s teacher about results, strengths, challenges and what your child will be doing next.


At the Heart of Education: A Parent Report on What's New in Physical Education/Health Education
This parent report highlights the concept of physically active and healthy lifestyles for all students as shown in the new combined K-12 PE/HE Curriculum.

Healthy Schools is Manitoba’s school health initiative designed to promote the physical, emotional and social health of school communities. It is based on the belief that good health is important for learning and that schools are in a unique position to have a positive influence on the health of children, youth and their families.

Active role models. Active kids. Find out how you can get “in motion” with your family.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my child need to be an athlete to succeed in physical education?

My child is generally inactive and doesn’t seem to be very fit. How can I get him OR her to be more active?

Do we have a choice to whether our child receives instruction on topics such as human sexuality or is it mandatory?