Pennsylvania K-6 Standards for Physical Education

Pennsylvania State Physical Education Grade Level Standards/Objectives for Kindergarten

 

 KINDERGARTEN

Pennsylvania Physical Education Checklist

Objectives:

K..1 - Demonstrate non-locomotor movements using different parts of the body.

 

K.2 - Demonstrate a variety of locomotor and combination skills in a movement pattern.

 

K.3 - Demonstrate the emerging skills of catching, kicking, throwing, and striking.

 

K.4 - Understands the concepts of pathways, levels, and directionality (above, below, behind, etc.)

 

K.5 - Demonstrates knowledge of flexibility by performing exercises that enhance proper flexibility in a variety of muscle groups

 

K.6 - Sustains moderate to vigorous physical activity for short amounts of time.

 

K.7 - Identifies the physiological signs of moderate physical activity.

 

K.8 - Recognizes two appropriate sites on the body to monitor heart rate.

 

K.9 - - Understands the relationship between physical activity and heart health.

 

K.10 - Works in a group setting without interfering with others.

 

K.11 - Recognizes that games have rules.

 

K.12 - Demonstrates the ability to work alone or in a small group without ' direct adult supervision.

 

 

Pennsylvania State Physical Education Grade Level Standards/Objectives for 1st Grade

 

FIRST GRADE

Pennsylvania Physical Education Checklist

Objectives:

1.1 - Responds to a variety of commands when using different combinations of shapes, levels, pathways, directions, and speed.

 

1.2 - Identifies the basic elements of locomotor and non-locomotor skills.

 

1.3 - Can kick a stationary and rolling ball.

 

1.4 - Demonstrates the ability to quickly change direction and speed.

 

1.5 - Demonstrates an overhand throw using hand/foot opposition and correct body alignment.

 

1.6 - Knows how to align body and hands to catch a variety of objects.

 

1.7 - Demonstrates the ability to show the correct body alignment while striking an object with a hand or short racquet.

 

1.8 - Understands one or two components of a health-related fitness assessment.

 

1.9 - Demonstrates the ability to understand the concept of pacing during cardiovascular endurance activities.

 

1.10 - Identifies activities that promote muscular strength.

 

1.11 - Recognizes changes in heart rate and respiration during physical activity.

 

1.12 - Understands the importance of a warm-up and cool-down.

 

1.13 - Uses safe practices, rules, and procedures.

 

1.14 - Demonstrates cooperation with a partner by successfully working together to complete an assigned task.

 

1.15 - Resolves conflicts in socially acceptable ways.

 

1.16 - Recognizes the benefits that accompany cooperation and sharing.

 

 

Pennsylvania State Physical Education Grade Level Standards/Objectives for 2nd Grade

 

SECOND GRADE

Pennsylvania Physical Education Checklist

Objectives:



Instruction

2.1 - Demonstrates smooth transitions using locomotor skills (e.g. - run, walk, skip, leap, slide) in movement sequences.

 

2.2 - Uses the concepts of space awareness and basic movement to perform basic dances.

 

2.3 -- Kicks stationary and rolling balls with a strong force while maintaining good balance.

 

2.4 - Demonstrates the ability to use an overhand throw for distance with good force.

 

2.5 - Knows various techniques for catching balls at different levels and directions.

 

2.6 - Volleys or consistently strikes objects with hand or short racquet.

 

2.7 - Demonstrates a variety of ways to establish a base of support and fundamental principles of maintaining balance.

 

2.8 - Can demonstrate 2 or 3 components of health-related fitness assessment.

 

2.9 - Recognizes the physiological indicators that accompany moderate to vigorous activity.

 

2.10 - Understands that physical activity produces feelings of pleasure.

 

2.11 - Recognizes the relationship between nutrition and physical activity.

 

2.12 - Knows the difference between healthy and contraindicated stretches and exercises.

 

2.13 - Understands the importance of drinking water (rehydration) during vigorous physical activity.

 

2.14 - Applies rules, procedures, and safe practices requiring little or no adult or peer reinforcement.

 

2.15 - Treats others with respect during play.

 

2.16 - Reports results of work honestly.

 

2.17 - Uses feedback to improve performance.

 

 

Pennsylvania State Physical Education Grade Level Standards/Objectives for 3rd Grade

 

THIRD GRADE

Pennsylvania Physical Education Checklist

Objectives:

3.1 - Demonstrates the ability to use locomotor movements and combinations in simple dances or other movement sequences.

 

3.2 - Demonstrates catching and throwing patterns with balls and other appropriate objects.

 

3.3 - Refines the skills of striking and dribbling.

 

3.4 - Understands that games have rules and boundaries and puts that knowledge into practice.

 

3.5 - Performs the skills of kicking, passing, and trapping.

 

3.6 - Demonstrates the ability to successfully strike or volley an object against the wall using the hand or a short racquet.

 

3.7 - Applies throwing, catching, and striking skills in small-sided lead up games.

 

3.8 - Recalls all of the components of health-related fitness.

 

3.9 - Completes a modified version of a health-enhancing personal fitness assessment.

 

3.10 - Understands that participation in physical activity is a conscious choice.

 

3.11 - Understands the meaning of "aerobic" and identifies various aerobic activities.

 

3.12 - Identifies the community resources available for participation in regular physical activity.

 

3.13 - Follows proper safety methods and recognizes potential risks associated with physical activities.

 

3.14 - Interacts positively with others regardless of differences.

 

3.15 - Identifies positive behaviors and comments to use during play situations.

 

3.16 - Uses several conflict resolution strategies in game play situations.

 

 

Pennsylvania State Physical Education Grade Level Standards/Objectives for 4th Grade

 

FOURTH GRADE

Pennsylvania Physical Education Checklist

Objectives:

4.1 - Demonstrates ball handling skills necessary for participating in lead-up games and sports.

 

4.2 - Demonstrates movements found in folk dance, square dance, line dance or other rhythmic activities.

 

4.3 --- Provides feedback to individuals performing striking, dribbling, throwing, catching, and other sport skills to improve performance.

 

4.4 - Integrates the knowledge of rules, boundaries, and safe use of equipment during game play.

 

4.5 - Recognizes that practice is important for skill improvement.

 

4.6 - Completes a health-related fitness assessment and scores at an acceptable level.

 

4.7 - Names the benefits derived from participation in a physical fitness program.

 

4.8 - Identifies numerous activities related to each component of physical fitness.

 

4.9 Completes a modified version of a health-enhancing personal fitness

assessment.

 

4.10 - Analyzes the relationship between nutrition and exercise in weight management.

 

4.11 - Performs and identifies a variety of activities (walking, aerobic dance, and jumping rope) that develop or maintain cardiovascular endurance.

 

4.12 - Understands target heart rate and how to monitor it.

 

4.13 - Accepts responsibility for his/her actions in play situations.

 

4.14 - Work, in a positive manner, with those of varying skill levels.

 

4.15 - Understand that time, effort, and practice have a positive effect on skill development and increased personal enjoyment.

 

 

Pennsylvania State Physical Education Grade Level Standards/Objectives for 5th Grade

 

FIFTH GRADE

Pennsylvania Physical Education Checklist

Objectives:

5.1 - Demonstrates striking, dribbling, throwing, catching in dynamic small-sided game situations.

 

5.2 - Creates combinations of movement patterns found in an aerobic dance, line dance, or jump rope routine.

 

5.3 - Throws a variety of objects (softball, football, etc.) with accuracy and power.

 

5.4 - Demonstrates forehand and backhand striking skills in a variety of paddle/racquet sports.

 

5.5 - Understands basic offensive and defensive strategies of games.

 

5.6 - Demonstrates skills for participation in non-traditional or cooperative games or sports.

 

5.7 - Demonstrate the elements of the FITT principle to develop appropriate cardiovascular fitness levels.

 

5.8 - Completes a health-related fitness assessment and scores at an acceptable level

 

5.9 - Knows how physical activity helps to maintain a healthy weight.

 

5.10 - Demonstrates the ability to perform a self-paced aerobic activity, keeping in the appropriate target heart rate zone, and monitoring recovery rate.

 

5.11 - Demonstrates the knowledge of how to prepare the body before and after vigorous exercise.

 

5.12 - Understands how a healthy body contributes to a positive self-esteem.

 

5.13 - Works independently in pursuit of personal fitness goals.

 

5.14 - Develops strategies for including persons of different abilities in physical activity settings.

 

5.15 - Makes conscious decisions about applying rules, procedures, and etiquette.

 

5.16 - Uses time effectively to complete assigned tasks.

 

5.17 - Works cooperatively and productively in a group to accomplish a set goal.

 

 

Pennsylvania State Physical Education Grade Level Standards/Objectives for 6th Grade

 

SIXTH GRADE

Pennsylvania Physical Education Checklist

Objectives:

6.1 - Combine locomotor and manipulative skills into specialized sport skills (e.g., fielding a ground ball and throwing to the appropriate

base) and apply these sequences to partner, small-group, and small-sided game situations.

 

6.2 - Demonstrates the ability to perform a variety of rhythmic movement sequences (e.g., line dance, folk/square dance, aerobic dance, jump rope).

 

6.3 - Uses feedback, including available technology, to improve skill performance.

 

- 6.4 - Understands the principles of skill development (e.g., practicing in game-like situations, whole/part/whole, using short practice sessions versus one long practice). I

 

6.5 - Understands and applies basic offensive and defensive strategies (e.g., give and go, one on one defense, clear communication) in small group cooperative or competitive activities.

 

6.6 - Identifies and applies scientific concepts (e.g., Newton's Laws of Motion, rotational force, center of gravity) in relationship to learning movement skills.

 

6.7 - Describes and applies basic principles of training (e.g., FITT, overload, progression) and their relationship to implementing safe and appropriate personal fitness programs.

 

6.8 - Completes a health-related fitness assessment and scores at an acceptable level.

 

6.9 - Uses measurement and assessment data (e.g., health-related fitness assessment results, heart rate monitors, pedometers, skinfold calipers) to develop personal goals for improvement in at least two fitness components.

 

6.10 - Demonstrates an understanding of proper stretching exercises and muscle strength/endurance exercises.

 

6.11 - Demonstrates the ability to engage in a variety of self-paced aerobic activities, keeping in the appropriate target heart rate zone, including cool-down and appropriate post-activity stretching.

 

6.12 - Identifies the critical aspects of a healthy lifestyle.

 

6.13 - Analyzes personal interests and capabilities in regard to one's exercise behaviors.

 

6.14 - Acknowledges and understands the positive and negative influence of peer pressure on decisions and actions in physical education.

 

6.15 - Solves problems, accepts challenges, resolves conflicts, and accepts decisions with reason and skill.

 

6.16 - Works cooperatively and productively in a group to accomplish a set goal in both cooperative and competitive settings.

 

This document has been developed to meet the Pennsylvania K-8 Physical Education State Standards. For more information, please contact Artie Kamiya, Great Activities Publishing Company, PO Box 51158, Durham, NC 27717. (800) 927-0682.