Physical Education Grades 5-6

Motor Skills       
Throw a variety of objects demonstrating both accuracy and form (e.g., basketballs, footballs, Frisbees).• One-on-one in basketball or soccer    
Hand dribble and foot dribble while preventing an opponent from stealing the ball.• Target throwing from different distances using a variety of objects   
Design and perform gymnastics and dance sequences that combine traveling, rolling, balancing, and weight transfer into smooth flowing sequences with intentional changes in direction, speed, and flow.• Routine development and performance   
Keep object going continuously with a partner using a striking pattern.• Observation/assessment of a classmate’s skills/performance   
Place the ball away from an opponent in a racket sport activity.• Challenging self to volley an object as many times as possible   
Detect, analyze, and correct errors in personal movement patterns.• Video of student(s) performing a specific skill   
Identify proper warm-up and cool-down techniques and the reasons for using them.     
Identify basic practice and conditioning principles that enhance performance.     

Active Living       
Choose to exercise at home for personal enjoyment and benefit.• Activity log
• Bulletin board highlighting students participating in *activities outside the school
Participate in games, sports, dance, and outdoor pursuits both in and out of school based on individual interests and capabilities.    
Identify opportunities close to home for participation in different kinds of *activities.    
Physical Fitness       
Keep a record of heart rate before, during, and after vigorous physical activity.• Record sheets to list heart rate before, during, and after activity    
Engage in physical activity at the target heart rate for a minimum of twenty minutes.• Calculation of target heart rate (charts/graphs)    
Participate in fitness-enhancing organized physical activities outside school (e.g., gymnastic clubs, community sponsored youth sports).• “Fitness Fun” presentations (e.g., defining health related fitness components and demonstrating activities that enhance each component)   
Correctly demonstrate *activities designed to improve and maintain muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, cardio-respiratory functioning, and proper body composition.  

*See list of ”outside of school” activities in appendix

Personal and Social Skills       
Make responsible decisions about using time, applying rules, and following through with the decisions made.• Cooperative group activities and decisions    
Remain on-task in a group activity without close teacher monitoring.• Designing rubrics for self assessment    
Use time wisely when given the opportunity to practice and improve performance.• Practicing various skillsw Discussions (e.g., reckless vs. courageous acts; how incidents in sports and physical activities, in and out of class, make students feel    
Make suggestions for modifications in a game or activity for improving the game (e.g., in 3-on-3 basketball, all students must touch the ball before a team can take a shot).     
Choose a partner that he/she can work with productively.     
Distinguish between acts of “courage” and “reckless” acts.• Creation of shapes using human bodies (e.g., human pyramid)    
Include concerns for safety in self-designed activities.     
Value of Exercise       
Recognize the role of games, sports, and dance in getting to know and understand others of like and different backgrounds.• Solving physical challenges (e.g., trust falls, human knot, turning over a new leaf, group jump roping)    
Through verbal and nonverbal behavior, demonstrate cooperation with peers of different gender, race, and ethnicity in a physical activity setting.• “Ideals of Olympism” reading and discussion (see appendix)    
Seek out, participate with, and show respect for persons of like and different skill levels.• Brochure depicting benefits derived from three physical activities of student’s choice    
Recognize the importance of one’s personal heritage.     
Identify benefits resulting from participation in different forms of physical activities.• Colored dance scarves and mood music to communicate ideas and feelings through body movement    
Describe ways to use the body and movement activities to communicate ideas and feelings.     
Seek physical activity in informal settings that utilizes skills and knowledge gained in classes.• Extra curricular or out-of-class sporting events