Physical Education - PCS 2013
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Grades 3-4 Physical Education Program

Students in grades 3 and 4 attend physical education class 2 times per week. Each session is 45 minutes in length and filled with vigorous activities. Students are introduced to a wide variety of team and individual activities and encouraged to contribute to the group with their personal best, as well as, appreciate the abilities of others.

Yearly Activities

  • Cardiovascular activities
  • Distance running
  • Lead up football, soccer,volleyball, floor hockey,basketball, softball activities and related ball handling skills
  • Swimming
  • Roller skating
  • Team building challenges
  • Long and short rope jumping activities
  • Personal fitness
  • Bowling
  • Assorted games requiring varying degrees of strategy

Understanding Your Child's
Fitness and Motor Skill Progress Report


Your student is expected to demonstrate:

  1. Age appropriate fitness
  2. Age appropriate motor skills

To assess your child's progress in these areas several formal standardized and informal subjective tests are given throughout the school year. Fitness tests are typically administered in the fall and repeated in the spring. The fitness tests have been selected from a battery of those suggested by the American Alliance of Physical Education, Health, Recreation and Dance, and interpreted using national norms. Fitness scores are a snapshot at a specific time in your child's development. Parents are encouraged to look at their student's progress and improvement over time.


Grade 3 and 4 Skill and Fitness Rubric

To evaluate cardiovascular endurance students run, walk or jog a mile (grades 4-6), this is optional for grade 3. A sit and reach callipered box is used to check the flexibility of the lower back and thighs. And to evaluate abdominal strength students are asked to perform as many bent knees sit ups as they can in 1 minute.

Grade 3


Scoring
 
 4
 Goes Beyond
 3
 Proficient
 2
 Basic
 1
 Falls Below
Sit Ups  
 4
Boys = 42
Girls = 41
 3
Boys = 26
Girls = 26
 2
Boys = 21-25
Girls = 21-25
 1
Boys = <21
Girls = <21
Flexibility  
 4
Boys = 31cm
Girls = 33cm
 3
Boys = 25cm
Girls = 25cm
 2
Boys = 20-24cm
Girls = 20-24cm
 1
Boys = <20cm
Girls = <20cm
Dribbling  
 4
Dribbling - can change directions, peripheral vision, finger pads to control ball
Other Motor Skills - appropriate form for locomotion skills applied with ease in a physical activity
 3
Dribbling - 30 seconds while moving with one hand without loosing control
Other Motor Skills - appropriate form for locomotor skills
 2
Dribbling - less than 30 seconds, improper technique
Other Motor Skills - can demonstrate appropriate form with teacher modeling
 1
Dribbling - less than 30 seconds, not continuous contact
Other Motor Skills - inappropriate form or lack of motor ability that prevents student from demonstrating skill
  Balance  
 4
Balance - walks heel-toe on balance beam and 1 foot stand on floor >10 seconds w/no wiggles
Long Rope Jumping - >15 double jumps with ease; might perform tricks
 3
Balance - walks heel-toe on balance beam; 1 foot stand on floor for 10 seconds in stable position
Long Rope Jumping - able to do 15 double jumps in a row
 2
Balance - walks heel-toe on balance beam may fall once; wobbly 1 foot stand for 10 seconds
Long Rope Jumping - <15 double jumps in a row; poor form or rhythm
 1
Balance - 1 fall off balance beam; 1 foot stand on floor wobbly and <10 seconds
Long Rope Jumping - not able to perform a double jump

Grade 4


Scoring
 
 4
 Goes Beyond
 3
 Proficient
 2
 Basic
 1
 Falls Below
Sit Ups  
 4
Boys = 43 Girls = 41
 3
Boys = 26
Girls = 26
 2
Boys = 21-25
Girls = 21-25
 1
Boys = <21
Girls = <21
Flexibility  
 4
Boys = 32cm
Girls = 34cm
 3
Boys = 25cm
Girls = 25cm
 2
Boys = 20-24cm
Girls = 20-24cm
 1
Boys = <20cm
Girls = <20cm
Mile Run/Walk  
 4
Boys = 7:29
Girls = 8:4
 3
Boys = 7:30-9:30
Girls = 8:45-11:00
 2
Boys = 9:31-11:30
Girls = 11:01-13:30
 1
Boys = 11:31 or incomplete
Girls = 13:31 or incomplete
  Throwing  
 4
Throwing - consistently transfers to game situation
Dribbling - consistently transfers to game situation, peripheral vision
Jumping - at least 15 single jumps with ease
Striking - 7 of 10 correct serves, consistently transfers to game situation
s
 3
Throwing - with opposition
Dribbling - can dribble length of the gym with dominant hand
Jumping -
Striking - 6 out of 10 correct serves with correct form
 2
Throwing - inconsistently uses opposition
Dribbling - can dribble length of the gym but uses inconsistent form
Jumping - less than 25 consecutive basic double jumps, multiple tries
Striking - less than 6 out of 10 serves, form may be incorrect
 1
Throwing - throws without oppostion
Dribbling - looses control of ball while moving, not continuous contact
Jumping - cannot jump with a single rope
Striking - less than 4 serves

Expectations

Students must wear soft -soled shoes with ties or velcro straps and flat soles to participate in physical education class (please no slip-ons, boots or sandals).


If your child needs to be excused from an activity for one class period, please send a note to the physical education teacher.


If your child's activity level needs to be restricted or limited please send a note to the nurse's office. Excuses for more than one week require a doctor's statement.