Units of Instruction

Richmond Elementary School

Physical Education Yearly Plan 2016/2017

Month         Unit/Skill

August  Introduction to Physical Education
  • Rules, Routines, Transitions, Expectations, Links, Purple Paw Award, Essential Questions, Purple Paw Class Chart
  • Instant Activity, Tag Games
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September K-1 Intro to Locomotor & Manipulative Skills, 2nd & 3rd Tennis, 4th Lacrosse  
K-1 - Locomotor & Manipulative Skills
  • Pre-Assessment- Throwing (Overhand & Underhand), Catching, Balance, Galloping, Hopping, Jumping, Dribbling (Basketball), Dribbling (Soccer), Skipping
  • Dribbling (Soccer & Basketball)
  • Intro to Locomotor
2nd & 3rd - Tennis
  • Tennis Fundamentals
  • Forehand, Backhand, Underhand Serve
  • Racket Skills
  • 3rd Grade trip to Burlington Tennis Club

4th - Lacrosse
  • History, grip, how to play
  • Scoop, Cradle, Throw, Shoot, Defense, Pass & Catch
  • Team play, safety, rules of the game
Essential Questions
  • Social Responsibility (Respect, Kindness, Confidence, Cooperation, Creativity)
  • Purple Paw Checklist
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October       K-1st Biking, 2nd-4th Grade Throwing and Catching
K-1st - Biking
  • Why do we bike, Bike Safety, Bike Skills Assessment
  • Rules of the Road, ABC Bike Check, Helmet Check
  • Start/Stopping, Turning, Coasting.

2nd-4th Throwing and Catching
  • Underhand throw
  • Overhand throw
  • Throwing at targets
  • Catching with various objects and from various levels
  • Group games
Essential Questions
  • Nutrition
  • 5 Food groups
  • Go, Grow, Glow Foods
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November      Gymnastics
  • Safety and proper form for gymnastic movements
  • Floor Skills
  • Balance Beam
  • Tumbling
  • Routine Building/Performance
Essential Questions
  • What do your muscles do
  • Major muscles (Abs, Biceps, Triceps, Deltoid, Hamstring, Quads, Calves, Chest, Back)
  • Stretching
  • Heart
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December       Scooter Games/Parachute
  • Scooter Soccer, Scooter Basketball, Scooter Hockey
  • Omnikin Ball
  • Parachute Games
Essential Questions
  • How to help others
  • What can you do to be helpful
  • How to give back
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January          Skiing, Snowboarding, Sledding, Snowshoeing, Ice Skating

  • Snow Motion at Cochran’s
  • Snowboarding inside and out
  • Skating, Snowshoeing, Sledding
Essential Questions
  • Responsibility
  • School Expectations
  • Respect Yourself, Others, and Environment
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February         Circus

  • Balance and Juggling skills
  • Safety and how to use equipment appropriately
  • Progression of skills for each circus element
  • Creating tricks, routines, and performances.


Essential Questions
  • 5 Healthy Habits (Activity, Nutrition, Screen Time, Sleep, and Hydration)
  • Goal Setting
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March          Floor Hockey & Pillow Polo
  • Target/Accuracy Shooting
  • Puck skills
  • Dribbling
  • Passing/Receiving pass
  • Team play/Small game play
Essential Questions

  • What is fitness
  • How to improve your fitness
  • It's a lifelong journey
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April             K-1 Locomotor & Manipulative Skills, Cooperative Games, 2nd-4th Presidential Fitness Assessment

K-1st - Post Assessment
  • Post-Assessment- Throwing (Overhand & Underhand), Catching, Balance, Galloping, Hopping, Jumping, Dribbling (Basketball), Dribbling (Soccer), Skipping
  • Cooperative Games focusing on teamwork
2nd-4th Grade - Presidential Fitness Assessment
  • What is fitness and why do we do fitness assessment
  • Personal best... Just worry about your fitness and try to improve scores over time.
  • How can you improve your fitness, make a plan
  • Push-ups, crunch, Sit & Reach, Trunk lift, Pacer or Mile Run

Essential Questions
  • Sportsmanship
  • Teamwork
  • Following the Rules
  • Honesty
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May               K-1 Throwing and Catching, 2nd/3rd Golf, and 4th Track
K-1st - Throwing & Catching
  • Underhand throw
  • Overhand throw
  • throwing at targets
  • Catching with various objects
  • Group games


2nd-3rd - Golf
  • Golf Safety, Grip, Etiquette
  • Putt, Chip, Pitching, Driving
  • Field Trip to Cedar Knoll Golf Course

4th - Track & Field
  • Overview of different track events
  • Focus on personal best times and improving them over time.
  • Running Events (50m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 400m Relay)
  • Field Events (High Jump, Standing Long Jump, Running High Jump, Softball Throw)
  • 4th Grade Track Meet at MMU
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June              Student Choice Games

  • Kids in K-4th grade will get to choose their favorite PE games and take on large roll in designing warm-ups and activites for class.
  • Walk-A-Thon Field Days

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