Physical Education Summary
Teachers: Terri Anderson
I love teaching Physical Education here at Divine Redeemer! It is a joy to teach from a Christ-centered perspective in which students learn to be healthy stewards of a body that is fearfully and wonderfully created by God! It is my prayer that students be lifelong movers and “play well with others” beyond the classroom. This is a class that helps each child grow spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally…Fit 4 Him! Please feel free to stop in and visit class anytime! You might just want to play along! Thank you for your support and prayers as we work together!
What Are We Doing in Physical Education? The purpose of Physical Education at Divine Redeemer is to equip students to develop and use
their bodies to glorify God. From a Christ-centered perspective, students will understand that maintaining our bodies as a temple is a lifelong pursuit that involves exercise, proper nutrition and rest.
The goal of Physical Education is to develop physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthy physical activity.
Curriculum and assessments are based on five National Physical Education Standards:
1. The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
2. The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics related to movement and performance.
3. The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
4. The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.
5. The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction.
Elementary Grades K-5 will focus on Standards 1,2 and 5 where: · Focus is on the development of fundamental motor skills which are the building blocks for game play, physical activity and fitness that follow in middle school. Locomotor skills include all the ways to travel with our feet (run, skip, leap, jump, etc.) Manipulative skills include throwing, catching dribbling kicking volleying and striking. · Success is measured in achieving the outcomes or improving competency. · Class is centered on skill development in game skills, educational gymnastics and dance. · Fitness is developed within the curriculum (camouflage fitness!) Fitness testing begins in Grade 4 and is utilized to set goals and personalize fitness plans in middle school.
Middle School Grades 6-8 Emphasis is on 2, 3 and 4 where students: — begin to focus on game concepts, knowledge and skill in deliberate practice tasks. — cooperate with and encourage classmates, accept individual differences and demonstrate inclusive behaviors. — Design and implement health-enhancing fitness programs. — Participate in deliberate practice tasks or modified games emphasizing: — small groups (4 students or less). — learning the skills and tactics necessary for successful game play. — gaining personal competency. — categories of games (invasion, net/wall, target, & fielding and striking