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Physical Education Curriculum

Physical Education 1&2

The Grade 1 and 2 physical education program follows the guidelines developed by the Society of Health And Physical Educators (SHAPE) and its National Standards. In Grades 1 and 2, the students’ focus will be on Motor Skills and Movement Patterns; such as Body, Space, Effect, Relationship Awareness, Balance and locomotor and non-locomotor movements.

Physical Education 3&4

The Grade 3 and 4 physical education program follows the guidelines developed by the Society of Health And Physical Educators (SHAPE) and its National Standards. In Grades 3 and 4, the students will build on what they’ve learned previously and use those skills and apply them in organized games and sports to which they will be introduced and for which the fundamentals will be taught. By the end of Grade 4, students will demonstrate the critical elements of the motor skills and knowledge needed to build on their success.

Physical Education 5&6

The Grades 5 and 6 physical education program follows the guidelines developed by the Society of Health And Physical Educators (SHAPE) and its National Standards. In Grades 5 and 6, the students build on the fundamentals they’ve learned in previous years by being taught the technical aspects, principles and knowledge of sports and games, along with strategies and tactics to become successful in class and outside of class.

Physical Education 7&8

The physical education program for Grades 7 and 8 follows the guidelines developed by the Society of Health And Physical Educators (SHAPE) and its National Standards. The Grade 7 and 8 students continue to be taught concepts and strategies throughout these two years. The main focus is to apply what they’ve learned and to use the fundamentals, skills, and knowledge to explore and master what works best for them through their successes and failures. They have the opportunity to refine their skills, concepts, and strategies so when they go to high school, they will be more successful.