PHYSICAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM
The primary objective of the physical education program of the Diocese of St. Augustine is to provide opportunities in which each student will develop optimal levels of spiritual, mental, social, and physical wellness. Through a sequential program, physical education focuses on exploration, formation of concepts, problem solving processes, creativity, and the application of these acquired skills as related to the health and wellness of each student both during the formative years and adulthood. Physical education will enable each student to establish a positive self-image, confidence, and appreciation of God’s gift of life.
A. The student demonstrates competency in many movement forms and proficiency in a few forms of physical activity.
B. The student applies concepts and principles of human movement to the development of motor skills and the learning of new skills.
C. The student analyzes the benefits of regular participation in physical activity.
D. The student achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
E. The student demonstrates responsible personal and social behavior in physical activity.
F. The student understands how participating in physical activity promotes inclusion and an understanding of the abilities and cultural diversity of people.
G. The student understands that physical activity provides the opportunity for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and communication.
KINDERGARTEN thru 2ND GRADE
Concepts of space movement, maintaining balance, chase, flee, dodge and maneuver around obstacles, identification of general and personal space, basic locomotor skills (hop, walk, run, jump, leap, gallop, skip, and slide), techniques for catching and throwing objects, identification of changes in the body during physical activity, movement patterns to music, warm-up, cool-down exercises and stretches, following directions of a group leader, identify feelings resulting from challenges, successes, and failures in physical activities, importance of cooperation and respect during play.
3RD GRADE thru 5TH GRADE
Techniques of throwing, catching, changes in direction and speed in a specific sport or game, correct mechanics of ball handling, game components (people, boundaries, equipment, purpose, rules), identify basic offensive and defensive tactics in a specific sport or age appropriate game, movement concepts, Fitness tests, health benefits of physical activity, discussion of community opportunities for physical activity and play, importance of practice when developing skills, timed aerobic activities, activities that promote faster heart rate, proper stretching techniques to promote flexibility, identify muscle and muscle groups that are strengthened during a specific physical activity, safety, basic movement patterns to music
6TH GRADE thru 8TH GRADE
Age appropriate skills in team sports (throwing, catching, kicking, punting, trapping, dribbling, volleying), basic offensive and defensive positioning when playing modified version of a sport, basic skills and safety procedures in various sports, appropriate relationships between the body and an opponent, ability to move to music using various movement patterns, identify in-school and community opportunities for participation in team sports, outdoor sports, aquatics, sustain an aerobic activity and maintain target heart rate, principles of sport specific training and conditioning, proper stretching, warm-up conditioning, cool-down techniques, difference between muscular strength and endurance, President’s Physical Fitness Test, aerobic activity vs. anaerobic activity, determining recovery heart rate after exercise, resolution of interpersonal conflicts and sensitivity to the rights and feelings of others, proper nutrition, wellness plans, maintaining an active lifestyle into adulthood.