Deep River Elementary School Physical Education



Physical Education Benchmarks

Kindergarten

National Standard #1 (CT #9) Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.

1. Performs the following locomotor skills when prompted; run, gallop, and slide.

2. Performs and demonstrates underhand and overhand throwing and rolling a ball using proper hand foot opposition.

3. Holds a ball, lets it bounce and catches it at its peak.

4. Maintains momentary balance/stillness bearing weight on a variety of body parts.

5. Kicks a stationary ball from a stationary position.

6. Demonstrates proper body positions in basic tumbling rolls; Egg roll (curled) and log roll (straight).

National Standard #2 (CT #10) Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.

1. Identifies the safety line as a boundary during PE class

2. Demonstrates an understanding of the start and stop signals used in PE class. Whistle, “Go” “FREEZE”, Music on & off.

3. Demonstrates the different ways to move past obstacles; under, over, through, and/or around.

4. Travels in forward and sideways directions using a variety of locomotor patterns and changes direction quickly in response to a signal.

5. Demonstrates clear contrasts between slow and fast movements

6. Demonstrates an understanding of effort by performing heavy and light movements in response to teachers cues describing the way different animals move.

7. Demonstrates the ability to find open space.

National Standard #3 (CT #11) Participates regularly in physical activities.

1. Participates regularly in moderate to vigorous physical activities.

2. Explores and develops motor skills that will be used in a variety of life-long activities.

National Standard #4 (CT #12) Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.

1. Demonstrates the ability to sustain moderate to vigorous physical activity for increasing amounts of time.

2. Performs a regular daily (in PE class) fitness routine that will include flexibility, cardio-respiratory endurance, and muscular strength/endurance.

National Standard #5 (CT #13) Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.

1. Knows the rules of the gymnasium.

2. Works independently and with partners and groups without interfering with others or becoming off-task.

3. Responds to start and stop signals

4. Remains still and quiet while listening to teacher instruction for short periods of time.

5. Demonstrates the ability to share equipment and take turns.

6. Handles equipment safely and respectfully while getting, using, and putting away.

7. Demonstrates safe body control

8. Transfers responsible, safe, and social behavior from PE to the playground.

9. Chooses partner without regard to personal differences.

10.Willingly participates with any peer when selected as a partner

National Standard #6 (CT #14) Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction.

1. Participates with enthusiasm alone and with partners/groups.

2. Demonstrates an understanding of following cues to improve skills.

1st GRADE

National Standard #1 (CT #9) Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.

1. Applies and demonstrates movement concepts of speed, effort, and directions to walking, running, galloping, and sliding.

2. Performs skipping and galloping

3. Demonstrates fleeing and dodging skills in a semi-closed or restricted open environment.

4. Throws underhand and overhand at a target and to a partner using hand foot opposition and trunk rotation.

5. Drops a ball, dribbles it with hands in a closed environment 10 times without losing control.

6. Approaches and kicks a stationary ball in an intended direction.

7. Demonstrates ability to perform static and dynamic balances and explores the many possibilities of balancing including balancing the body on objects and balancing objects on the body.

8. Demonstrates the ability to keep a balloon in the air by striking it with hands and other body parts.

9. Demonstrates the ability to combine movements and motor skills with various rhythms.

10.Demonstrates the ability to hold curled, straight, and twisted body positions while transferring body weight during basic tumbling skills.

11. Explores the skills of catching and trapping. *the readiness for developing these skills will vary greatly and will be dependent on the individual’s development of vertical tracking. Most 1st graders seem to be able to track vertical objects, however there are obvious exceptions. Soft objects or slow falling objects will be used for these activities.

National Standard #2 (CT #10) Demonstrates an understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.

1. Demonstrates and applies the concept of low, medium, and high levels while performing locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative motor skills.

2. Demonstrates and applies directional and spatial relationship concepts to physical activities such as fleeing and tagging games and obstacle courses.

3. Explains hand foot opposition in throwing and rolling objects.

4. Identifies their own position in relationship to other people and or objects. Including near and far, right and left, in front, behind, and next to, and under or over.

5. Understands and identifies straight, curved, and zig zag pathways.

National Standard #3 (CT #11) Participates regularly in physical activities.

1. Participates regularly in moderate to vigorous physical activities.

2. Explores and develops motor skills that will be used in a variety of life-long activities.

National Standard #4 (CT #12) Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.

1. Demonstrates the ability to sustain moderate to vigorous physical activity for increasing amounts of time.

2. Performs a regular daily (in PE class) fitness routine that will include flexibility, cardio-respiratory endurance, and muscular strength/endurance.

3. Performs a monthly ¼ mile walk/run.

National Standard #5 (CT #13) Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.

1. Follows all classroom protocols

2. Demonstrates good listening skills during instructional times.

3. Follows instructions and rules for activities

4. Remains on-task during all skill development and fitness activities.

National Standard #6 (CT #14) Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction.

1. Demonstrates acceptance of individuals by cooperating with classmates.

2. Demonstrates respect for others during a game or activity

3. Demonstrates the ability to share and take turns with equipment.

4. Participates with enthusiasm alone or with a partner or group.

5. Begins to experience and accept the feelings of success and failure in skill development and other physical activities.

2nd Grade

National Standard #1 (CT #9) Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.

1. Demonstrates fleeing, dodging, and chasing skills in an open environment.

2. Demonstrates a hop, jump, and leap with a controlled (balanced landing)

3. Demonstrates mature overhand throwing patterns combining concepts of force and levels with changing environmental demands of certain tasks. (throwing to a person, throwing for accuracy, throwing for distance, throwing over under an object)

4. Demonstrates the ability to dribble a ball with control while moving through an environment that is between closed and open. (shared space with obstacles, however no stimuli that directly effects an individual’s attempt of performing the skill.)

5. Demonstrates the ability to keep a balloon in the air by repeatedly striking it with a short handle paddle.

6. Demonstrates the ability to step to a moving ball and kick it in an intended direction.

7. Demonstrates the ability to dribble and control a ball with feet.

8. Performs a forward roll maintaining a tight curled body position.

9. Demonstrates the ability to catch various objects traveling from different levels.

10. Performs locomotor movement patterns with smooth transitions between skill changes.

National Standard #2 (CT #10) Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.

1. Understands that practicing skills correctly greatly increases the rate of success.

2. Demonstrates an understanding of clockwise and counter clockwise.

3. Can explain the difference between a hop, jump, and leap.

4. Identifies the finger pads as the correct part of the hand to dribble with.

5. Demonstrates a full understanding of previously learned movement concepts and the ability to use them in combination with motor skills.

National Standard #3 (CT #11) Participates regularly in physical activities.

1. Participates regularly in moderate to vigorous physical activities.

2. Explores and develops motor skills that will be used in a variety of life-long activities.

National Standard #4 (CT #12) Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.

1. Demonstrates the ability to sustain moderate to vigorous physical activity for increasing amounts of time.

2. Performs a regular daily (in PE class) fitness routine that will include flexibility, cardio-respiratory endurance, and muscular strength/endurance.

3. Performs a monthly ½ mile walk/run.

National Standard #5 (CT #13) Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.

1. Follows all classroom protocols

2. Demonstrates good listening skills during instructional times.

3. Follows instructions and rules for activities

4. Remains on-task during all skill development and fitness activities.

5. Explores sharing emotional feelings with others.

National Standard #6 (CT #14) Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction.

1. Demonstrates acceptance of individuals by cooperating with classmates.

2. Demonstrates respect for others during a game or activity

3. Demonstrates the ability to share and take turns with equipment.

4. Participates with enthusiasm alone or with a partner or group.

5. Accepts the feelings of success and failure in skill development and other physical activities.


3rd Grade

National Standard #1 (CT #9) Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.

1. Self assessment of throwing and kicking accuracy and distance using measuring skills

2. Combines locomotor skills and manipulative skills in open environments.

3. Demonstrates smooth transitions between sequential locomotor skills.

4. Drops a ball, lets it bounce and strikes it forward over a 3’ net with an open hand.

5. Explores dynamic balance with stilts

6. Performs tumbling and rhythmic movement routines with distinct beginnings, transitions, and endings

7. Dribbles a ball (hand and foot) while another person tries to take it away.

8. Develops basketball shooting form

9. Develops the use of a long handled implement to protect an object from being hit by a moving ball.

National Standard #2 (CT #10) Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.

1. Understands basic base running rules for kickball and baseball

2. Understands/comprehends basic rules for advanced fleeing and dodging games that combine skills

3. Demonstrates basic level of strategy in various types advanced chasing and fleeing activities.

4. Understands how to estimate measurement distance using walking steps.

5. Demonstrates the ability to assess a peer’s motor skill performance using a provided checklist of learning cues or critical elements.

6. Begins to explore tasks that require Bilateral movements

7. Develops proper form of the right angle push up

8. Develops proper form of the curl up

National Standard #3 (CT #11) Participates regularly in physical activities.

1. Participates regularly in moderate to vigorous physical activities.

2. Explores and develops motor skills that will be used in a variety of life-long activities.

National Standard #4 (CT #12) Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.

1. Demonstrates the ability to sustain moderate to vigorous physical activity for increasing amounts of time.

2. Performs a regular daily (in PE class) fitness routine that will include flexibility, cardio-respiratory endurance, and muscular strength/endurance.

3. Performs a monthly ½ mile walk/run.

National Standard #5 (CT #13) Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.

1. Identifies areas of self improvement

2. Respectfully provides and accepts feedback to and from peers during peer assessment activities.

3. Appropriately accepts differences in skill abilities whether their skill is above, below, or average.

4. Works in group activities and finds appropriate and cooperative ways to share ideas.

5. Develops ability to identify emotional feelings that occur during different activities.

National Standard #6 (CT #14) Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction.

1. Identifies team sports and lifetime sports and activities

2. Begins to explore competition and understanding the difference between direct and indirect competition.


4th Grade

National Standard #1 (CT #9) Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.

1. Demonstrates mature form performing the following manipulative skills. Overhand throwing, two handed catching, and dribbling skills (hand and foot) in open environment game like setting.

3. Demonstrates mature basketball shooting form

2. Develops and refines a creative movement sequence into a rhythmic and repeatable pattern.

3. Can strike an 8.5” playground ball with an open hand and return a thrown ball over a 3 ft net landing inside a 12’ x 15’ landing area. (70%)

4. Can perform bilateral movement routines

5. Explores striking a ball with a long handled implement.

6. Combine loco motor skills with manipulative skills in game like settings.

7. Demonstrates a mature right angle push up (consistent with the 3GCTFA)

8. Demonstrates a mature curl up (consistent with the 3GCTFA)

National Standard #2 (CT #10) Demonstrates an understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.

1. Develops understanding of changing game rules and strategies.

2. Understands and develops pacing techniques while distance running.

3. Develops understanding of scoring systems: Bowling, Side out Pickleball, Rally scoring Volleyball.

National Standard #3 (CT #11) Participates regularly in physical activities.

1. Participates regularly in moderate to vigorous physical activities.

2. Explores and develops motor skills that will be used in a variety of life-long activities.

National Standard #4 (CT #12) Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.

1. Demonstrates the ability to sustain moderate to vigorous physical activity for increasing amounts of time.

2. Performs a regular daily (in PE class) fitness routine that will include flexibility, cardio-respiratory endurance, and muscular strength/endurance.

3. Performs a monthly ½ mile walk/run.

4. Performs a pre and post timed Mile run/walk.

National Standard #5 (CT #13) Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in a physical activity setting.

1. Identifies areas of self improvement

2. Respectfully provides and accepts feedback to and from peers during peer assessment activities.

3. Appropriately accepts differences in skill abilities whether their skill is above, below, or average.

4. Works in group activities and finds appropriate and cooperative ways to share ideas.

5. Develops problem solving skills

6. Demonstrates the ability to identify emotional feelings during different activities.

National Standard #6 (CT #14) Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction.

1. Identifies team sports and lifetime sports and activities

2. Continues to explore competition and understanding the difference between direct and indirect competition.

3. Shares feeling and emotions towards physical activities and games.

4. Participates in physical activities outside of the school day.

5th Grade

National Standard #1 (CT #9) Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.

1. Demonstrates bilateral movement patterns

2. Develops the fowling volleyball striking skills: bumping, setting, serving

3. Develops the backhand striking skill with a short handled implement.

4. Demonstrates short handled implement serve. Bounce/hit

5. Demonstrates a rhythmic routine of 8 repeatable steps.

National Standard #2 (CT #10) Demonstrates an understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.

1. Demonstrates Pacing strategy in distance running

2. Demonstrates ability to score a bowling game

3. Demonstrates the ability to score a volleyball game using rally scoring

4. Develops ability to score a golf game

5. Develops the ability to line judge and score a pickleball game using the side out scoring system.

National Standard #3 (CT #11) Participates regularly in physical activities.

1. Participates regularly in moderate to vigorous physical activities.

2. Explores and develops motor skills that will be used in a variety of life-long activities.

National Standard #4 (CT #12) Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.

1. Demonstrates the ability to sustain moderate to vigorous physical activity for increasing amounts of time.

2. Performs a regular daily (in PE class) fitness routine that will include flexibility, cardio-respiratory endurance, and muscular strength/endurance.

3. Performs a monthly ½ mile walk/run.

National Standard #5 (CT #13) Exhibits a responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.

1. Identifies areas of self improvement

2. Respectfully provides and accepts feedback to and from peers during peer assessment activities.

3. Appropriately accepts differences in skill abilities whether their skill is above, below, or average.

4. Works in group activities and finds appropriate and cooperative ways to share ideas.

5. Demonstrates Problem solving skills in group challenges

6. Develops conflict resolution skills in group activities

National Standard #6 (CT #14) Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction.

1. Identifies team sports and lifetime sports and activities

2. Continues to explore competition and understanding the difference between direct and indirect competition.

3. Shares feeling and emotions towards physical activities and games.

4. Identifies individual interests in physical activity and sports

5. Participates in physical activities outside of the school day


6th Grade

National Standard #1 (CT #9) Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.

1. Demonstrates the use of all Volleyball striking skills in a game like environment.

2. Demonstrates the ability to rally with a partner using a forehand striking skill with a short handled implement.

3. Demonstrates the ability to perform bilateral movements in a open environment competitive game.

4. Demonstrates the ability to create an 8 step rhythmic routine that can be repeated and performed to various selections of music.

5. Demonstrates the ability to strike a stationary ball consistently with a long handled implement.

National Standard #2 (CT #10) Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.

1. Demonstrates Pacing strategy in distance running

2. Demonstrates ability to score a bowling game

3. Demonstrates the ability to score a volleyball game using rally scoring

4. Demonstrates ability to score a golf game

5. Demonstrates the ability to line judge and score a pickleball game using the side out scoring system.