FOREST ELEMENTARY PE CURRICULUM

                                                                                           
All students will participate in an out-comes based physical education program from kindergarten through twelfth grade.  This program will emphasize elements of the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains. The Elementary Physical Education curriculum in Williamsville lays the foundation for a healthy and active lifestyle.


During this school year, all grade level activity in physical education will relate directly to one or more performance standards established for that grade level.  As a result of this participation, all students will develop competencies and knowledge in physical education and will have positive values and attitudes toward physical activity.  These experiences will help our students develop personal and practical fitness programs to keep them healthy for life.

Through our physical education program we hope to instill rich character traits that will aid in developing their unique potential and character.  Students will be invited to participate in a variety of activities that will challenge their minds and their bodies.  It is through these activities that we hope they will continue to develop their own personal responsibility, citizenship, leadership, and of course sportsmanship!

While fitness is our main emphasis, we also have a program which meets the various needs of the children in the following ways:

KINDERGARTEN and GRADE 1

Motor proficiency (balance, gross motor coordination, fundamental motor skills, health related fitness activities) is an integral part of our Kindergarten and Grade 1 Physical Education Program.  All Kindergarten students are given a motor-proficiency test.  Students showing a weakness in several of the developmental skill areas participate in a Remedial Physical Education Program within their regular class.

GRADE 2

This program is a continuation of the motor proficiency approach and is used to develop basic skills necessary for participation in lifetime sports.  Students will also receive classroom instruction to develop cognitive awareness of the changes in the body during physical activity, health benefits of exercise and concepts of good nutrition.

GRADES 3 AND 4

Building upon the foundations of the primary years, emphasis is placed on the refinement of basic skills and the transfer of these skills to more advanced experiences.  An introduction to individual, dual and team sports, with an emphasis on health-related fitness and nutrition concepts in the classroom, is the goal of our third and fourth grade program.  Students will also learn the importance of proper exercise and nutrition.