Philosophy


We believe at Ashford School that every child should experience success and satisfaction in Physical Education and Health. Our goal as teachers is to help students to develop and maintain an attraction to physical activity. The concepts and skills we will provide them with will serve as tools they can apply outside of school so they may lead healthy and active lifestyles.

In Ashford, we continually reflect on our programs effectiveness in reaching students. Our program is unique in that we attempt to maximize physical activity time by integrating health concepts into the gymnasium.

 Elementary School Focus:

  • Foundational Skills, Knowledge & Values
  • K-2 
    • Body Control
    • Spatial Awareness
    • Locomotor skills (skipping, hopping, jumping, running, leaping, and galloping)
    • Basic manipulative skills (throwing, catching, kicking, striking)
    • Non-Manipulative skills (balance, roll, stretch, twist, curl, bend, holding)
  • 3-5
    • Demonstrate developmentally mature form in locomotor, manipulative and non manipulative skills
    • Combining locomotor manipulative and non-manipulative skills
    • Participate in a variety of modified games 
    • Fitness testing

 Middle School Focus:

  • Application of Skills, Knowledge & Values 
  • 6-8
    • Combining locomotor, non manipulative and manipulate skills to participate in developmentally appropriate movement and fitness activities
    • Application of skills in small sided games 
    • Participate in a variety of individual, dual and team activities 
    • Demonstrate developmentally mature form 
    • Use self, peer, teacher and technological resources to recognize and suggest performance improvements in self and others
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Scott Hollister,
Jun 29, 2015, 11:02 AM
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Scott Hollister,
Jun 29, 2015, 7:38 AM
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Scott Hollister,
Jun 29, 2015, 10:34 AM