In Lower School Physical Education, students learn teamwork, sportsmanship, as well as social and problem-solving skills.
Lower School Physical Education Foundations
The Lower School physical education program provides a strong foundation in fundamental motor, ball, manipulative, and rhythmic skills. Conditioning and a healthy lifestyle are also stressed throughout the curriculum. Fourth- and fifth-graders participate in Physical Education class. Skills-based units will be alternated with Sports-based units and intramural competition.
Physical Education Goals
In addition to physical skills, primary goals of the physical education program are the development of team work, sportsmanship, and social and problem-solving skills. Students are expected to understand and follow directions. Self-confidence and a positive self-image are also important goals of the program.
Lower School Physical Education Application of Skills
Once the foundation for skills is established, more complex challenges and the application of skills become the focus of P.E. classes. It is divided into two or three-week units based on a building block concept so that children can develop systematically with the program.