Physical Education


Kindergarten: Students love to be active as they learn new ways to move and practice how to stay in personal space as they move. Many different objects are used to introduce basic skills and develop hand-eye coordination.

1st Students begin learning how to cooperate with others and work together to be successful as we work on continued development and control in basic locomotor movements (skip, hop, etc..) and manipulative skills (dribble, underhand throw, etc…)

2nd Students are understanding the role their heart and other muscles play in physical activity. They know the importance of keeping active and use many different activities and games to try and achieve mature form in locomotor movement and basic manipulative skills.

3rd Students are using the locomotor skills, nonlocomotor skills (bending, stretching, etc…) and manipulative skills to achieve success (like hitting a target). In this way, students are learning that they are not always successful and need to keep trying. Students are learning ways to check their heart rate and what they can do to increase it.

4th Students learn about the different areas of physical fitness, why they are important and what activities can be done to increase each area. As students move into lead-up games for specific sports, they learn how to communicate with each other and also how to use skills in a game-like situation.

5thStudents know what each skill should look like and work on using it correctly in modified game play. They are also challenged to learn game tactics and strategy. Sportsmanship is required and reviewed often using examples of game play.

6th Many different activities and sports are used in order for students to find areas they enjoy and excel. Students should be using the skills learned successfully in modified games and activities.

7thAt this point, students should be able to work effectively independently or in groups and make appropriate decisions to resolve conflict in game situations. Each day in class there is a focus on fitness development and skill development.

8thStudents know what the correct form looks like for a skill and should be able to use it correctly in game situations. They also should be able to provide appropriate corrective feedback to others for skills. Team sports, individual sports, recreational activities, and a variety of fitness activities are used to keep students motivated and excited about physical activity.