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Physical Education (PE)

Physical Education

Kapolei Elementary students will be participating in the SPARK Physical Education program this year: Sports, Play & Active Recreation for Kids

 

Focus of Instruction will be on:

Building a Foundation of Locomotor Skills, Movement Concepts, and Application of Skills in Movement Activities

 

Locomotor Skills:

There are eight basic locomotor skills used to move the body from place to place, or to project the body upwards (as in jumping or hopping). They form the foundation of gross motor coordination and involve large muscle movement.

 

Walk • Jump • Hop • Run • Gallop • Side-Slide • Skip • Leap

 

 

Movement Concepts:

Children will begin to understand the various levels in space in which movement occurs, pathways they take, control of the rate of movement, direction in which to move, as well as moving in relation to others and objects.

 

Level

Low • Medium • High

 

Pathway

Straight • Curved • Zigzag

 

Tempo

Slow • Medium • Fast

 

Directions

Forward • Sideways • Upward • Downward • To the Right • To the Left •

(Backward - not being taught due to student safety)

 

Relationships

Over • Under • On • Off • In • Around • Through • Mirror

 

 

 Please check your child’s planner to help him/her prepare for PE classes. 



PE Attire
Please see that your child has the following on days they have PE class:
• Covered shoes
• Shorts (please follow dress code)
• School uniform

• Bring bottled water 

     
* NOTE:  For the safety of our students and to help prevent injury, those who do not have shoes will not be allowed to participate in the movement activities in PE class. Students without shoes will have an alternate lesson to do instead.

Rationale
Physical Education at Kapolei Elementary will help our students:

• Develop and maintain acceptable levels of physical fitness
• Develop a variety of basic movement and manipulative skills that are necessary to enjoy success in                 
     physical activity settings
• Develop the ability to get along with others in a movement environment
• Enjoy and seek out physical activity