REMINDER from Mr. Majchszak. Please send children to school in appropriate footwear. “Crocs” and sandals are not a SAFE choice for our students while running, climbing and jumping on the playground or in gym class.
Philosophy for Primary School Physical Education
Indian Hill Primary physical education provides the children in grades kindergarten through grade two with experiences which allow them to mature and progress physically, socially, and emotionally at an age appropriate and individual rate.
The goals and purpose of the primary physical education curriculum are to afford each child the opportunity to practice, understand, and increase his/her awareness of their body, its abilities, how it functions, and how it responds to external stimuli in the physical education setting.
The primary locomotion and non-locomotion skills are introduced at the kindergarten level and built upon as well as reinforced through first and second grades. Age appropriate catching, striking, and throwing skills are also introduced at the kindergarten level and reinforced through the first and second grade years.
The skills that follow have been in place in the Scope and Sequence Curriculum and have been modified and adapted to allow for appropriate and meaningful experiences for students while at the primary level. Concepts and terms have also been added to enhance the children’s understanding of what is being taught.
Program Goals for Primary School Education
- A student of the Indian Hill Exempted Village Schools shall be considered physically educated when the student will:
- Know and demonstrate the required physical skills in team, individual and recreational sports and/or activities commensurate to his/her ability;
- Have had an introduction to various types of physical activities regardless of whether or not they have been an active participant;
- Have demonstrated knowledge of and/or physical skills in activities which will provide them a variety of pursuits in their leisure time;
- Have conditioned the heart, lungs, muscles, and other systems of the body to meet daily and emergency needs;
- Have acquired an understanding of and respect for good physical condition, a functional posture and a sense of well being;
- Have demonstrated culturally-approved patterns of behavior and interpersonal relationships in and through games, sports, and dance;
- Know and demonstrate rules and strategies of individual, team, and recreational activities including good sportsmanship