The goal of physical education is to build skills in three main areas; psychomotor or movement, affective or social and cognitive. These skills are developed all year long through a variety of activities. Games and sports in the gym as well as homework will be used to reinforce and assess information taught during class and expand on the unit.
Physical education is provided for children nursery through eighth grade one period per week. The children participate in developmentally appropriate activities continuously working to improve and expand on earlier learned skills.
Topics covered, nursery through 2nd Grade:
– Body Awareness
– Locomotor/Gross Motor Skills
– Body Part Recognition
– Ball Skills
– Creative Movement/Dance
– Cooperative Games
– Cardiovascular endurance
– Muscle strength and endurance