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PE Curriculum Overview

Our PE Program:  Primary students in grades kindergarten, one and two have Physical Education (PE) for one forty minute class weekly.  The goal of our Elementary Physical Education Program is to develop physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.  The program, based on the National Physical Education Standards and Massachusetts Physical Education Standards, provides learning opportunities that support students’ physical, cognitive, social and emotional development.

Kindergarten PE: In kindergarten, students are introduced to basic locomotor and non‐locomotor skills and concepts. Spatial awareness is also presented. Students are introduced to basic physical changes that occur as a result of physical activity. In addition, students learn to follow directions and interact positively with classmates, regardless of personal differences in a physical setting.

Grade 1 PE:  In first grade, the primary goal is for students to begin to master basic locomotor & non‐locomotor skills & concepts. Spatial awareness will continue to develop. Students are introduced to more physical changes that occur as a result of physical activity. In addition, there is an increased emphasis in following directions and interacting appropriately with classmates regardless of differences in a physical setting.

Grade 2 PE:  In second grade, students demonstrate mastery of basic locomotor & nonlocomotor skills while performing to changing conditions and expectations. Students progress towards mature form in complex manipulative skills, such as foot dribble and throwing. They are able to sustain physical activity for longer periods of time and have a deeper understanding of the benefits of physical activity. Students work independently in small groups.

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