4th Grade

Content Standards


1.  Students will demonstrate an understanding of expressive and effective movements.

A.      Maintains moderate to vigorous physical activity levels in a variety of activity settings that utilize the skills learned in a physical education setting.

B.    Makes personal choices to develop skills and engage in more formal participation in physical activities.

C.               Identifies the health-related fitness component necessary to pursue selected physical activities.

D.    Participates in formal assessment of health-related fitness and interprets results as an indicator of health status.

E.    Begins to develop, with teacher assistance, goals and strategies for improvement/ maintenance on fitness assessments.

F.     Monitors intensity of exercise, and explores the principles of fitness training (heart rate monitors).


2.  Students will demonstrate an understanding of fitness for a lifetime.

A.    Applies mature form of manipulative skills in a few modified movement forms (volleyball, softball and basketball, lead-up games).

B.    Demonstrates mature locomotor patterns in simple combinations (e.g., dance, jump rope.)

C.    Combines body management skills in applied settings, (e.g., dance or gymnastics sequences into a repeatable pattern). 

D.    Adapt a skill to the demands of a dynamic, unpredictable environment. 

E.    Uses basic offensive and defensive roles in a modified version of a team or individual sport.

F.     Applies critical element of basic skills (opposition).

G.    Uses feedback regarding movement principles to improve quality of performance (changing trajectory).

H.    Expands movement vocabulary and the use of symbols to include introductory terms for modified versions of a team and individual sports (backspin).


3.  Students will demonstrate an understanding of self-management and social responsibility.

A.    Identifies and follows activity-specific rules, procedures, and etiquette.

B.    Accepts decisions regarding a rule infraction without displaying negative reactions towards others.

C.    Works cooperatively and productively with a partner or small group to practice and improve performance.

D.    Begins to practice positive group interaction behaviors in the physical activity setting (e.g., listening, helping others, proposing alternative solutions).

E.    Initiates positive interactions with all class members and continues to demonstrate inclusion.

F.     Participates in a variety of international children’s games/dances to explore cultural/ethnic awareness.

G.    Expresses personal satisfaction in physical activity accomplishments.


Developmental Standards


4.         Students will demonstrate competency in performance and apply knowledge of many movement concepts and forms.

5.             Students will maintain a healthy level of fitness and participate in a physical active lifestyle.

6.                          Students will demonstrate responsible, personal, and social behavior in physical activity settings.