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Last modified Jan 13

Physical Education

  • 1st Grade
  • 2nd Grade
  • 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade
  • Kindergarten
  • Preschool
Andrea Barington

Developing Physical Literacy: “The motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge, and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life.”


Current Units:

K-2: Balance and Tumbling

The Kindergarten-2nd Grade are starting their balance and tumbling unit. We will be learning how they can manipulate their bodies to balance and create shapes with their bodies. The specific focus of this unit is creating body awareness in relation to other objects. The purpose of this unit is to tie our previous units of body awareness and interacting with objects to learn how to control their bodies to create balance and controlled motions.

3-5: Target Games (Throwing and Catching)

The 3rd-5th Grade is starting their throwing and catching unit. The purpose of this unit is to introduce/review the cues for throwing and catching. These skills will be used as the unit continues to introduce passing effectively, accuracy, and cooperation skills.

6-8: Individual Pursuits

The 6th-8th Grade are starting their individual pursuits unit. The students will learn how information from our Health Class tie into the Physical Education Classroom and their lives outside of school. The 6th graders will focus on the purpose of physical activity and personal hygiene. The 7th graders will focus on the effects of physical activity on mental and emotional health. The 8th graders will be given the opportunity to do a hands-on experience of our First Aid skills.


Gym Clothes: Please make sure your son/daughter has the correct gym class attire.

Students in Kindergarten-4th grade are expected to bring and wear a separate pair of tennis shoes.  Shoes should have laces (or Velcro for younger students), have good arch support and must be a non-marking shoe.

Students in 5th-8th Grade are required to wear their Holy Family P.E uniform to class along with a pair of shoes that are separate from what they wear to school. Shoes should have laces, good arch support and must be non-marking.


Grading Policy

Students will be given a daily score each time they come to class. Their daily score is determined according to a rubric specific for their grade level. The areas highlighted for grading are Respect, Responsibility, Motor Skills, and Content Knowledge and/or Application.

Formative and Summative Assessments are implemented throughout units to ensure that the students are developing their physical literacy level.


Wish List

  • Board Games/Card Games (Twister, Uno, Fitnopoly, Chutes and Ladders)
  • SpikeBall
  • Sportime, US Games or Amazon gift cards to be able to purchase:
    • poly spots
    • Omnikin ball/bladder
  • Clip boards (enough for a class of 30)
  • Heart rate monitors (enough for a class of 30)
  • Pedometers (enough for a class of 30)
  • Hand weights (enough for a class of 30)
  • Resistance bands (enough for a class of 30)
  • Aerobic steps (enough for a class of 30)