Students develop basic physical education skills. They master basic locomotor movements and maintain a rhythmic pattern while performing a variety of locomotor and non-locomotor movements. By demonstrating balance control and sufficient muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility while students master balancing on different body parts and at different levels. Students also learn the basic coordination skills for catching, kicking, throwing and improve cardio fitness and muscular endurance while cooperating with classmates and teachers.
Students continue to expand on basic physical education skills and create routines with classmates applying learned motor skills and movement concepts that demonstrate sports-specific skills. Students demonstrate offensive and defensive strategies in game situations as well as safe stretching techniques. Basic fitness and nutrition principles are reinforced and monitored measuring frequency, intensity, time, and type of physical activity using fitness technology.
Students will focus on their physical, mental, social, and emotional development through cooperative and competitive settings. They will participate in team, individual, and dual sports; dance/rhythms; fitness; and lifetime recreational activities. Students will be moderate to vigorously physically active for fifty percent of the instructional time. Physical Education Units are a cohesive set of five units that will scaffold instruction from one grade level to the next as seen below:
- Unit I Wellness/fitness
- Unit II Movement Education/ Rhythm
- Unit III Cooperative Games
- Unit IV Individual Activities
- Unit V Team Activities
At the end of the year, all grades students participate and display their physical skills and coordination at the annual NDES and NDMS Field Day.