Physical Education

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BVSD is committed to our students’ well-being at every level.

Physical Education is much more than participating in physical activity. It is about learning how to be involved in ways that benefit you most. It is about exploring different opportunities, whether that be team sports, individual sports, or fitness-based activities. It’s about learning the physiology of the body and the impact on the brain and making good choices that lead to a long and healthy life.

“Wellness in Action” is the name of our high school comprehensive physical education course, but it is also the mission for Physical Education in Boulder Valley. Classes are designed to teach students about concepts in physical education and to coach them through the various skills needed in a wide variety of activity.

Elementary

Curriculum

Kindergarten

  • Demonstrate body and spatial awareness through safe movement

  • Locate the major parts of the body
  • Understand that physical activity increases the heart rate, making the heart stronger
  • Demonstrate the ability to follow directions
  • Demonstrate respect for self, others, and equipment
  • Apply safe practices, rules, and procedures

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2nd Grade

  • Demonstrate the elements of movement in combination with a variety of locomotor skills

  • Demonstrate control and balance in traveling and weight-bearing activities using a variety of body parts and implements

  • Use feedback to improve performance

  • Recognize the importance of making the choice to participate in a wide variety of activities that involve locomotion, nonlocomotion, and manipulation of objects outside of physical education class

  • Identify good brain health habits

  • Demonstrate positive and helpful behavior and words toward other students

  • Apply rules, procedures, and safe practices to create a safe school environment with little or no reinforcement

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4th Grade

  • Identify the major characteristics of mature locomotor, nonlocomotor, manipulative, and rhythmic skills

  • Provide and receive feedback to and from peers using the major characteristics of mature locomotor and manipulative skills

  • Explain how the health-related components of fitness affect performance when participating in physical activity

  • Recognize the relationship between healthy nutrition and exercise

  • Recognize the benefits derived from regular, moderate, and vigorous physical activity

  • Demonstrate positive social behaviors during class

  • Identify and describe the benefits, risks, and safety factors associated with regular participation in physical activity

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1st Grade

  • Demonstrate basic locomotor and non-locomotor skills, and rhythmic and cross-lateral movements

  • Demonstrate fundamental manipulative skills

  • Establish a beginning movement vocabulary

  • Identify the body’s normal reactions to moderate and vigorous physical activity

  • Work independently and with others to complete work

  • Follow the rules of an activity

  • Develop movement control for safe participation in games and sports

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3rd Grade

  • Demonstrate a variety of motor patterns in simple combinations while participating in activities, games, and sports

  • Perform movements that engage the brain to facilitate learning

  • Identify the benefits of sustained physical activity that causes increased heart rate and heavy breathing

  • Understand that the body is composed of water, muscle, bones, organs, fat, and other tissues

  • Demonstrate positive social behaviors during class

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5th Grade

  • Demonstrate mature form for all basic locomotor, nonlocomotor, manipulative, and rhythmic skills

  • Demonstrate understanding of how to combine and apply movement concepts and principles to learn and develop motor skills

  • Understand and apply basic principles of training to improving physical fitness

  • Demonstrate understanding of skill-related components of fitness and how they affect physical performance

  • Connect the health-related fitness components to the body systems

  • Assess and take responsibility for personal behavior and stress management

  • Choose to participate cooperatively and productively in group and individual physical activities

  • Identify personal activity interests and abilities

  • Understand and utilize safe and appropriate warm-up, pacing, and cool-down techniques for injury prevention and safe participation

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Learning Materials

Parent Resources

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GoNoodle

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Middle

Curriculum

Note: Some schools may offer a combined Health/PE Option. Others also offer additional PE/Health classes.

6th Grade PEPhysical Education at the 6th grade middle level offers students a variety of physical activities through which they will develop positive attitudes toward group interaction, sportsmanship, the joy of effort, fair play, cooperation, initiative and an appreciation for the abilities and limitations of self and others. The program is designed to continue development of physical fitness, motor, perception, rhythm, and movement skills. Learn more.7th Grade PE

Physical Education at the 7th grade emphasizes physical fitness and development of basic movement skills through team, individual, and dual sports and rhythmic activities. Emphasis is placed on the introduction of basic fundamentals of sports; developing the knowledge of rules, building personal responsibility, good sportsmanship, and leadership. Learn more8th Grade PE

Physical Education at the 8th grade level emphasizes refinement of skills learned in the 7th grade, developing a greater understanding of game strategies. Continued emphasis is placed on personal responsibility, good sportsmanship, and attaining a higher level of personal fitness. Learn more

Learning Materials

High

“Wellness in Action” is the name of our high school comprehensive physical education course, but it is also the mission for Physical Education in Boulder Valley. Classes are designed to teach students about concepts in physical education and to coach them through the various skills needed in a wide variety of activity.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE HIGH SCHOOL PE COURSE OPTIONS

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