Building Healthy Bodies and Minds for the Future
The Sacred Heart Elementary Physical Education Program is based on one fifty minute lesson per week for grades 1-6.
Throughout the year students learn locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills in the areas of games, dance, gymnastics, and physical fitness.
In the area of games, students learn how to use manipulative skills and about the concepts of offense and defense and how to apply them in game like situations.
In the area of dance and gymnastics students learn the importance of practicing, sequencing, and performing their movements.
In the area of physical fitness, students learn the benefits of regular exercise and the importance of warming up before and cooling down after exercise.
In all four areas of movement: games, dance, gymnastics, and physical fitness; the psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domains of the students are focused on.
Psychomotor Domain: Students learn about what the body is doing; where the body is going; how the body moves; and with whom or with what the body relates to as it moves.
Cognitive Domain: Students learn movement vocabulary, which can be applied in all areas; knowledge about the body and how it moves; understanding the structure of games, dance, gymnastics, and physical fitness program areas, including their strategies, patterns, similarities and differences.
Affective Domain: Students learn awareness of the meaning, significance, feeling, and joy of movement both as a performer and as an observer.
Students also learn how to problem solve and use teamwork in a variety of physical education situations.