Welcome to Physical Education!
Our Physical Education program is used to develop individuals who are proficient at movement and who can use physical activity to: maintain and/or develop physical fitness, develop skills for sport and recreation, use movement for self-expression, enjoyment, challenge, and social interaction, while supporting lifelong physical activity.
Our Physical Education curriculum is a sequential, developmentally appropriate educational program that provides students with the knowledge, skills, fitness and attitudes necessary to lead a healthy lifestyle. A physically educated person is someone who participates in health enhancing physical activity; demonstrates competence in selected motor skills; assesses, achieves, and maintains physical fitness; applies cognitive concepts in making wise lifestyle choices; and exhibits appropriate personal-social character traits while participating in physical activity.
Our Physical Education program is divided into three groups. Primary, Intermediate and Upper Physical Education.
Primary Physical Education – Kindergarten students will begin to explore the basic locomotor skills such as: different forms of walking, jogging, skipping, galloping, shuffling, hopping and leaping. Students will also learn a variety of cooperative games and activities that will help them grow their dodging, evading, fleeing, teamwork, listening, spatial awareness and communication skills. Students at the Primary level will also get some exposure to individual and team related activities.
Intermediate Physical Education – 1st grade and 2nd Grade students will continue to improve locomotor skills such as: different forms of walking, jogging, skipping, galloping, shuffling, hopping and leaping. Students will continue learning a variety of cooperative games and activities that will help them grow their dodging, evading, fleeing, teamwork, listening, spatial awareness and communication skills. Students at the Intermediate level will begin participating in individual and team related units such as: soccer, basketball, bowling, hockey, jump roping, pickleball, volleyball, and kickball.
Upper Physical Education – 3rd grade through 5th grade students will continue to master their locomotor and non-locomotor skills through a variety of games and activities. These students will learn more advanced skills and knowledge in individual and team related units such as: team building, soccer, football, basketball, hockey, lacrosse, volleyball, badminton, bowling, jump roping, orienteering and wiffleball.