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Edward Fenn Elementary School

Physical Education Program

The mission of the Edward Fenn Elementary School Physical Education program is to provide a curriculum that endorses the worth of a lifetime of physical activity. The program will guide students in the process of becoming physically active and healthy for a lifetime. The goal of the program is to offer students the opportunity to explore and experience physical skills and good citizenship through physical activity, which may afford a better quality of life.

In fulfilling this mission statement, the program will strive to develop physically educated students as defined by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and New Hampshire K-12 Physical Education Guidelines.


Developing "Physically Literate" Individuals

Physical education professionals across the country now have a new set of National Standards, as well as a new goal of developing "physically literate" individuals.

By unanimous vote, the NASPE Board of Directors approved and accepted the new National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education during its meeting at AAHPERD's 2013 National Convention & Expo in Charlotte, N.C. The standards, which took effect immediately, are similar to the standards in force since 2004, but replace the term "physically educated person" with "physically literate individual."

"The term 'physical literacy' puts us more in line with other content areas, such as math and health education," says Lynn Couturier, who chaired the NASPE Task Force on K – 12 Standards and Outcomes, which developed the standards. "The task force felt that we can better influence education decision-makers by using language that core subjects use, such as 'physical literacy' and 'college- and career readiness.' It's important that we help these decision-makers understand the role of physical education in the schoolwide curriculum and in preparing students for college and career."

Here are the new National Standards for Physical Education:

Standard 1 The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.

Standard 2 The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.

Standard 3 The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.

Standard 4 The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.

Standard 5 The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.


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