Physical Education Curriculum
Kindergarten- Grade 2
The PE curriculum for Kindergarten and Grades 1 and 2 is comprised of Locomotor skills, multi-skills and hand eye coordination skills in order to give students a base of abilities to make them successful sports people. There is also an emphasis on playing fairly, cooperating with each other as a team and being a Christian sportsperson.
Grades 3- 6
The PE curriculum for Grades 3 to 6 includes a mixture of Invasion games (football, soccer, basketball and hockey), Striking and Fielding (baseball and cricket) and net games (volleyball and tennis and badminton), along with gymnastics and Track and Field skills. The emphasis is on skill development to meet the Minnesota State standards in drills and small sided game environments. Students continue to develop fair play, fitness, cooperation and leadership skills. The role of the coach, official and referee is also introduced and leadership, communication and respect for others is of paramount importance.
The emphasis shifts in Grades 7 and 8 to larger team games and students have to apply the skills they have learnt in a more challenging environment. Student’s knowledge and understanding of fitness principals is enhanced through track and Field and Specific fitness lessons. The role of the coach, referee and official is also prominent throughout. The aim is produce students with a love for sport and encourage them to take a lifelong interest and have the required knowledge and skills to take part in sport and fitness in their future lives.