Primary Age Students

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PRIMARY AGE STUDENTS - K

Primary age students practice a wide scope of locomotor, non-locomotor, manipulative, Movement and rhythmic activities to build their motor repertoire.
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Motor skills & concepts that are emphasized at the primary age level:
Roll
Toss/Throw
Bounce
Catch
Dribble
Ball Tricks
Kick
Strike
Balance
Dodge
Flee & Chase
Manipulating various pieces of equipment (hoops, balls, ropes. . .)
Locomotor Skills (gallop, skip, hop, jump…)
Space Awareness, (where the body moves; direction, levels, speed…)
Playing games with simple rules
Moving within boundaries, personal & general space
Moving to music & rhythmic beats (with self & equipment)
Responding to signals (stop, slow, fast, change directions)
Fitness (warm up, increasing heart rate, cool down, stretch)
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Physical Education also lends itself to important personal and social skills such as: honesty, fair play, taking turns, challenging one’s self, perseverance, problem solving, working independently and as a member of a group. Besides building children’s motor skills, many activities done in Physical Education support academic content areas. For example:
-- Students stretch while counting forward and backward by 2s, 5s, 10s. . .
-- Students practice their locomotor patterns, taking breaks to pick up a labeled picture and match the beginning letter of the picture’s label with the alphabetic letter posted on the wall.
-- Students work with colored equipment, then match their equipment choice by standing at the matching color posted on the wall.
-- Students play a game called “Pick ‘em Up Quick,” in which many objects strewn about the floor are sorted in containers. Students may then re-sort them by color or other attributes.
-- Students learn about “placement” by moving around obstacles or equipment using terms such as; on, inside, outside, above, below, over, under, beside, between, in front of, behind, next to, top, bottom, left, right.





PRIMARY AGE STUDENTS, 1 – 3

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Primary age students practice a wide scope of locomotor, non-locomotor, manipulative, gymnastic and rhythmic activities to build their motor repertoire.
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Motor skills & concepts that are emphasized at the primary age level:
Roll
Toss/Throw
Bounce
Catch
Dribble
Ball Tricks
Kick
Strike
Balance
Dodge
Flee & Chase
Tumbling and Apparatus
Manipulating various pieces of equipment (hoops, balls, ropes. . .)
Locomotor Skills (gallop, skip, hop, jump…)
Space Awareness, (where the body moves; direction, levels, speed…)
Playing games with simple rules
Moving within boundaries, personal & general space
Moving to music & rhythmic beats (with self & equipment)
Responding to signals (stop, slow, fast, change directions)
Fitness (warm up, increasing heart rate, cool down, stretch)
* * * * *
Physical Education also lends itself to important personal and social skills such as: sportsmanship, honesty, fair play, taking turns, encouraging others, challenging one’s self, perseverance, problem solving, working independently and as a member of a group. Besides building children’s motor skills, many activities done in Physical Education support academic content areas.
For example:
-- Students stretch while counting by 2s, 3s, 5s, 10s. . . or other number combinations.
-- Students might participate in fitness relays in which they take turns writing a letter of the alphabet, a word for every letter of the alphabet, or list words in a “word family” such as “AKE” (take, cake, rake. . .) on their “team’s” large sheet of paper.
-- When bowling, students may keep score by using tally marks in groups of 5s to count the total number of pins their group knocked down over time.
-- Students practice balls skills while collecting homophones, then match them up and read their definitions.
-- Students may play tag games reinforcing nutrition, continents and oceans, problem solving or reading skills.
-- To teach about current events, students may participate in activities related to a current event “ theme."
 

Spatial Concepts Obstacle Course
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