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Elementary PE - Goals & Grade-Level Objectives

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Goals of Physical Education

To develop physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.

 

To pursue a lifetime of healthful physical activity, a physically literate individual...

  • Has learned the skills necessary to participate in a variety of physical activities,
  • Knows the implications and the benefits of involvement in various types of physical activities,
  • Participates regularly in physical activity,
  • Is physically fit,
  • Values physical activity and its contributions to a healthful lifestyle.
 
Recommended Physical Activity Guidelines for Children (Ages 5 - 12)

The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) have issued a set of recommended levels of physical activity for children ages 5 - 12.

Guideline #1

Children should accumulate at least 60 minutes, and up to several hours, of age-appropriate physical activity on all or most days of the week.  This daily accumulation should include moderate and vigorous physical activity with the majority of the time being spent in activity that is intermittent in nature.

Guideline #2

Child should participate in several bouts of physical activity lasting 15 minutes or more each day.

Guideline #3

Children should participate each day in a variety of age-appropriate physical activities designed to achieve optimal health, wellness, fitness and performance benefits.

Guideline #4

Extended periods (periods of two hours or more) of inactivity are discouraged for children, especially during the daytime hours.

 

Note:  The 60 minutes may come from an accumulation of physical activities/challenges offered through Physical Education, Recess/Open Play and Classroom Brain Breaks.

 
National Standards for Physical Education

Standard #1 - Demonstrate competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.

Standard #2 - Applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.

Standard #3 - Demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.

Standard #4 - Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.

Standard #5 - Recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction

 

Grade-Level Outcomes for Elementary PE

Elementary Physical Education

Unit Outline - Primary (K-1)

Primary (K-1) Units

Estimated Number of Days Provided

Orientation

10 days

Locomotors/Body/Space Awareness

20 days

Ball Handling

25 days

Manipulatives

25 days

Rhythms/Creative Movement

15 days

Fitness

20 days

Striking/Kicking

15 days

Tumbling/Balancing

10 days

Integration with Other Content Areas

10 days

Special Events

5 days

Elementary Physical Education

Unit Outline - Intermediate (2-3)

Intermediate (2-3) Units

Estimated Number of Days Provided

Orientation

5 days

Locomotors/Body/Space Awareness

15 days

Ball Handling

25 days

Manipulatives

25 days

Rhythms/Creative Movement

15 days

Fitness

25 days

Striking/Kicking

20 days

Tumbling/Balancing

5 days

Integration with Other Content Areas

15 days

Special Events

5 days

Elementary Physical Education

Unit Outline - Advanced (4-5)

Advanced (4-5) Units

Estimated Number of Days Provided

Orientation

5 days

Locomotors/Body/Space Awareness

15 days

Ball Handling

25 days

Manipulatives

25 days

Rhythms/Creative Movement

15 days

Fitness

25 days

Striking/Kicking

20 days

Tumbling/Balancing

5 days

Integration with Other Content Areas

15 days

Special Events

5 days