Units of Instruction

Richmond Elementary School

Physical Education Yearly Plan 2018/2019

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

September- K-2nd Intro to Locomotor & Manipulative Skills  

  • Pre-Assessment- Throwing (Overhand & Underhand), Catching, Balance, Galloping, Hopping, Jumping, Dribbling (Basketball), Dribbling (Soccer), Skipping
  • Dribbling (Soccer & Basketball)
  • Intro to Locomotor
3rd - Tennis
  • Tennis Fundamentals
  • Forehand, Backhand, Underhand Serve
  • Racket Skills
  • 3rd Grade trip to Burlington Tennis Club

4th - Rollerblading
  • How to put on equipment, safety, how to fall
  • Recovery Stand, T-Stand, Walking,
  • Glided Stop, Plow Stop, Break Stop
  • Skate forwards, backwards, One Foot, Balance, Jump
Essential Questions
  • Social Responsibility (Respect, Kindness, Confidence, Cooperation, Creativity)
  • Purple Paw Checklist
K-2nd - Team Building, Student Created Games & Warm-ups

  • Team development Me vs We
  • How to develop games that are fun and focus on inclusion
  • Individual and Team activities

3rd & 4th- Lacrosse
  • History, grip, how to play
  • Scoop, Cradle, Throw, Shoot, Defense, Pass & Catch
  • Team play, safety, rules of the game

Essential Questions
  • Nutrition
  • 5 Food groups
  • Go, Grow, Glow Foods

November-  Cup Stacking
  • 3-3-3, 3-6-3, full cycle
  • How to use timers, team stacking
  • Hand eye coordination, bilateral brain development, crossing midline

Essential Questions
  • What do your muscles do
  • Major muscles (Abs, Biceps, Triceps, Deltoid, Hamstring, Quads, Calves, Chest, Back)
  • Stretching
  • Heart
December- Floor Hockey & Pillow Polo
  • Target/Accuracy Shooting
  • Puck skills
  • Dribbling
  • Passing/Receiving pass
  • Team play/Small game pla
Essential Questions
  • How to help others
  • What can you do to be helpful
  • How to give back

January- Jump Rope

  • Single Jump, Double Jump, Teacher and student turned rope
  • Forward, Backward, Side-to-side, 180 & 360 jumps
  • Intermediate Jump Rope Skills
  • Jump Rope Routines 

Essential Questions
  • Responsibility
  • School Expectations
  • Respect Yourself, Others, and Environment

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

March- Gymnastics
  • Safety and proper form for gymnastic movements
  • Floor Skills
  • Balance Beam
  • Tumbling
  • Routine Building/Performance

Essential Questions

  • What is fitness
  • How to improve your fitness
  • It's a lifelong journey

K-3rd -  Scooter Games/Parachute
  • Scooter Soccer, Scooter Basketball, Scooter Hockey
  • Omnikin Ball
  • Parachute Games
4th Grade - FitnessGram
  • 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

Essential Questions
  • Sportsmanship
  • Teamwork
  • Following the Rules
  • Honesty

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-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

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

 Scooter Games/Parachute
  • Scooter Soccer, Scooter Basketball, Scooter Hockey
  • Omnikin Ball
  • Parachute Games

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