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Qualification / Course Information

Minimum Duration:

1 Saturday / 6 Contact Hours

Minimum Credits:

15 SACE PD points upon successful completion


Contact Learning


Curro Hillcrest (Hillcrest), Centurion (Pretoria) & Curro Brackenfell (Durbanville)


This CPTD short course is aimed at teachers interested in extending their knowledge and skills in terms of teaching children how to ride a bike as part of the life skills curriculum. This short course is aligned with the Physical Education curriculum – five-year-olds to Grade 2.

The programme intends to develop your understanding of the importance of motor behaviours and teach you how to facilitate quality movement and underpin the basic knowledge of motor development that supports the practical knowledge of cycling.

You will explore the principles of movement and learn how to introduce your learners to perceptual, spatial, and locomotor skills. You will also learn about how rhythm and balance develop and how these skills support the development of the skills needed to learn how to ride a bike.

STADIO School of Education has partnered with CYCLE 2 RIDE.

For more information on this short course, please email: [email protected]


Unit 1 – Body Movements: Ways the Body Moves 

  1. Locomotor skills     
  2. Non-locomotor skills    
  3. Manipulative skills    


Unit 2 – Body Awareness: What the Body Can Do     

  1. Transferring body weight    
  2. Balancing or weight bearing     
  3. Flight     
  4. Shapes: straight, wide, round, twisted, curled, and angular    
  5. Focus: direction of gaze    


Unit 3 – Space Awareness: Where the Body Moves     

  1. Personal or limited space    
  2. General space    
  3. Directions: forward, backward, sideways, up, and down    
  4. Levels: high, medium, and low    
  5. Size: big and small    
  6. Pathways: straight, curved, and zigzag    


Unit 4 – Qualities of Movement: How the Body Moves    

  1. Time or speed of movement: quick-sudden, slow-sustained, accelerating-decelerating, basic beat, and rhythmic pattern    
  2. Effort of the force of movement: strong-light, accent, and firm-fine    
  3. Free flow: movement that cannot arbitrarily be stopped once started; bound flow: stoppable-ongoing and successive-jerky    


Unit 5 – Relationships: How the Body Relates    

  1. With apparatus: near-far, behind / in front of / alongside, arriving on, and above-below    
  2. Matching movements: mirroring-matching, meeting-parting, and together-apart    
  3. Contrasting movements: up-down, wide-narrow    
  4. Simultaneous and successive movements    

Unit 6 – Getting Out of the Blocks    


Unit 7 – Assessment of the Learners    

Level 1 Outcomes    

  1. Balancing on balancing boards keeping the balancing board in the centre
  2. Balancing with various body parts
  3. Gliding with a balancing bike (being able to lift the feet and keep balance)

Level 2 Outcomes    

  1. Riding while keeping balance even if the bike is weaving from left to right
  2. Braking technique

Level 3 Outcomes    

  1. Riding a straight line 
  2. Riding in zig-zag pathways
  3. Looking left and right over the shoulder
  4. Looking behind
  5. One-handed riding
  6. Riding tight around obstacles


Unit 8 – Learner Progress Evaluation    

  1. Introduction    
  2. Coordination    
  3. Balance    
  4. Spatial Awareness    
  5. Activity Rubrics (Indoor and Outdoor)    

Unit 9 – Bilateral Coordination Skills    

  1. Coordination    
  2. Ladder Exercises    
  3. Balance    
  4. Spatial Awareness Activities    

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