The Loudoun County elementary physical education curriculum is a developmental program designed to enhance student confidence in movement, balance, fine and gross motor control, and general physical vigor. The physical education specialist teaches physical education three days a week. The classroom teacher instructs students in physical education two days per week for thirty minutes each day. The classroom teacher strives to make use of skills and/or game activities as they are implemented by the physical education teacher.
Goals for Physical Education
1. The student will develop muscularstrength and physical fitness.
2. The student will develop efficientbody control and movement.
3. The student will acquireappropriate knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for healthy daily living.
4. The student will demonstratesafety awareness and demonstrate good safety habits.
5. The student will develop a positiveattitude toward sportsmanship with respect for other's talents and weaknesses.
6. The student will participate inactivities that encourage the development of positive self-image.
7. The student will develop a sense ofindividual and group responsibility.
8. The student will develop a healthyattitude toward physical activity.
9. The student will develop anappreciation for physical activities which can be pursued during leisure time and can contribute to lifetime fitness.
Excuses from Activity
Excuses from physical education should be written by the parent and sent to school with the child. The physical education teacher will honor such excuses. If a child will need to be excused for more than one week, a physicians excuse will be expected. Alternative activities or assignments may be given.
Appropriate dress means wearing comfortable clothing and sneakers for safe athletic participation. A student's participation may be restricted due to unsafe or inappropriate attire.
Students are assessed in the following areas: skills, behavior, participation, and sportsmanship.
The assessment scale is as follows:
1. Demonstrates proficiency at the skills which were assessed.
2. Skills have been learned, but additional practice needed for proficiency.
3. Has not demonstrated that he/she has learned the assessed skills.
Fitnessgram/Activitygram and Virginia Wellness Assessment
Presidential and National Physical Fitness Award
A Physically Educated person:
1. Demonstrates competency in many movement forms and proficiency in a few movement forms.
2. Applies movement concepts and principles to the learning and development of motor skills.
3. Exhibits a physically active life style.
4. Achieves and maintains a health enhancing level of physical fitness.
5. Demonstrates responsible personal and social behavior in physical activity settings.
6. Demonstrates understanding and respect for differences among people in physical activity settings.
7. Understands that physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, self- expression and social interaction.