New Tricks:FOUNDATION - HPE - Evaluate

Little J dreams of being an acrobat in a circus when he grows up. With the help of Jacko and B-Boy, he practises circus tricks in the backyard after school. Uncle Mick, a search and rescue officer, comes to school to talk about his work. Little J uses his circus skills to demonstrate a search and rescue procedure.

Evaluate - Reflect on what students ‘know and can do’

Theme - CIRCUS

Evaluate what students have learnt (know and can do) from the activities in relation to the Health and Physical Education.

Assess the success of the module through reflecting on students:

  • Identifying their personal and physical strengths and individual needs for improvement
  • praticing skills for fundamental movements and circus skills
  • describing how circus performers use many different physical skills to perfect their performance
  • identifying and describing how the circus protects its performers by enforcing strict safety codes and procedures
  • acknowledging and engaging with the performances of Aboriginal performers and/or Torres Strait Islander performers in the circus arena
  • inventing skill based obstacles that test strength and agility

As a culmination of the learning in the module, students could

  • Document (video/photograph) their own circus skill execution and grade their own skills on a scale, such as ‘Needs more practice’; ‘good work’ and ‘Amazing skills!’
  • Develop personal strategies they can use to encourage and promote persistence until they are successful
  • Invent skill-based games that incorporate the skills they have learnt in the module.
  • Investigate traditional Aboriginal games and/or Torres Strait Islander games and match the skills of the circus to the skills required in the traditional games.

Student evaluation tools

Students could self-evaluate their learning using a ‘monitoring’ journal (physical or digital) where the teacher lists the key understandings and concepts students needed to acquire through the module.

Where applicable, a self-evaluation could be constructed as a poll rating their responses using:

Use Early Years writing using rubrics to provide feedback to students.

Students can use a learning worm to evaluate their work, adapted from:

Teacher reflection tools

Reflect on your teaching of the module. What worked well? What needs more work? What would you add/change/omit in future?

Ask students to rate your efforts and recommend areas for improvement. You may wish to refer to broader resources for reflection or for gaining feedback, for example: