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P.E. Curriculum

PYLUSD Elementary Physical Education Curriculum

Primary Grades (1-3):
In the primary grades (1-3), movement exploration, self development and cooperation skills are
emphasized. Students progress from simple movement to more complex patterns and then apply these
skills to small group activities and games. Some of the many skills learned are:

· Listening skills
· Playground games
· Locomotor skills
· Running and dodging skills
· Cooperative games
· Balance activities
· Manipulation skills (rolling, bouncing, dribbling, underhand and overhand throwing and catching)
· Rhythms and dance
· Simple tumbling
· Partner stunts
· Hoops
· Striking objects with body parts (hands and feet)
· Striking objects with implements (bats, racquets and pilo polo sticks)
· Field games

Upper Grades (4-6):
In the upper grades (4-6), combining skills, higher level fitness, wellness activities and an introduction
to game/sport strategies are emphasized. Enjoyment of activities as well as success for each student is
not dependent on athletic ability but rather on the concept of achieving individual excellence.
Cooperation rather than competition is emphasized for all students. The upper grade curriculum covers:

· Playground games
· Running and dodging
· Short and long jump rope
· Throwing and catching
· Rolling/bowling activities
· Partner stunts
· Rhythms and dance
· Tinikling (rhythmic pole activitiy)
· Basic tumbling
· Passing, dribbling and shooting
· Striking objects with body parts (hands and feet)
· Striking objects with implements (bats, racquets, hockey sticks)


Student Evaluation and Grades

Student grades are based on the following:
• Movement and skill performance
• Physical fitness activities
• Homework assignments, wellness activities, and tests
• Participation, effort to improve, positive attitude
• Cooperative attitude towards teacher, listening skills
• Cooperative attitude towards other students, sportsmanship, and courtesy

Grading System:
• E =Excellent in all areas
• V = Very Good in all areas
• S = Average in all areas
• N = Needs to improve in one or more areas
• U = Unsatisfactory in several areas (parent will be contacted by the Physical Education Specialist)