Physical Education instruction in the Archdiocese of Miami cultivatesa learning environment which is consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church. It provides a foundation for the development of age-appropriate movement skills, life skills, and cooperation in a positive environment. With a focus on respect for the body, physical education instruction promotes lifelong physical activity and wellness.
Primary Grades (PK- 2):
- An environment that provides for maximum participation, success, enjoyment, challenge and progression.
- Basic Locomotor Skills - hop, skip, gallop, running, walking, sliding and rolling. Directionality, body parts (dominant & non-dominant)
- Non-Locomotor Skills - Twisting, bending, stretching, turning, swinging and swaying.
- Manipulative Skills - Throwing, catching, kicking, striking
- Social Skills - how to work and play with others, cooperation, fair play, obeying the rules.
- Activities: games of low organization (few rules) chase and flee, tossing, catching, striking hoops, rope jumping, dance, non-elimination games, non-competitive, introduce fitness testing (pre and post testing).
- Understand safety rules of various games and environments.
- Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate use of equipment.
Intermediate Grades (3-5):
- Demonstrate basic skills in a variety of activities
- Introduce sports skills thru lead-up games, drills
- How to apply the rules of the game
- How to recognize and solve problems in the course of game
- Social kills: how to work and play with others, cooperation, fair play, obedience to fair play, obedience to the rules
- Physical fitness
Middle School (6-8):
- Four week units in various sports, demonstrate appropriate skills
- How to apply the rules of the game, how to recognize and solve problems in the course of a game
- Social skills- how to work and play with others, cooperation, fair play, obedience to the rules
- Track and field