ZW Physical Education

Zanewood students in grades Kindergarten to 6th receive Physical Education (PE) class for 30 minutes every other day.   Our district and school has a nationally recognized PE curriculum that develops students in three domains – PSYCHOMOTOR (physical skills) COGNITIVE (knowledge) and AFFECTIVE (social).   Biomechanic principles are also taught at every grade level so that students can understand the science of “how” their bodies’ move.  This curriculum is taught using a variety of individual and team sports and games that hopefully can be translated to a healthy lifestyle in your child's future.  This website will attempt to keep you informed to what's happening in our PE classes.  

Fitnessgram Test Items

At Zanewood, we complete 5 fitness test items in the Fall and Spring with students in 1st - 6th grade.  These items are apart of your child's fitness grade in the 1st and 3rd trimester.  We will also send you a report home at the end of the year.  
Here is a little bit about each one....
Mile Run 
  •  this test measures aerobic endurance, as a measure of health and an important component of many sporting activities.
  • The purpose of this test is to complete one mile in the fastest possible time.
  • Note the time, in minutes and seconds, it took to complete the mile
Pacer Test 
  • This aerobic cardiovascular endurance test involves continuous running between the two lines in time to recorded beeps. The time between recorded beeps decrease each minute (level) requiring an increase in pace. The subjects continue until they are unable to keep pace with the beeps. 
  • The score number of shuttles reached before the athlete was unable to keep up with the recording
  • The push up test measures upper body strength and endurance. In this test, the maximum number of push ups performed at a rate of one every three seconds is recorded.
  •  Record the number of correctly completed push-ups that were performed in time to the rhythm.
Curl-ups (sit-ups)  
  • The curl-up test measures abdominal strength and endurance, which is important in back support and core stability.
  • Record the total number of curl ups completed. The test is continued until exhaustion or until they complete 75 curl-ups. The test is also stopped if the student has two technique warnings - if the heels come off the floor, the head does not return to the mat, or the fingertips do not reach the far side of the mat.
Sit & Reach  
  • The sit and reach test is a common measure of flexibility, and specifically measures the flexibility of the lower back and hamstring muscles.
  • The score is recorded to the nearest centimeter or half inch as the distance reached by the hand.

Upcoming Events

December - Obstacle Course
January - Continuous Movement