UE Physical Education
The Upper Elementary PE program refines fundamental patterns, mature motor patterns, and selected isolated manipulative skills as they learn game rules, procedures, and sportsmanship.
Students use these skills in the context of performance. They learn game rules, procedures, and sportsmanship, and they continue to develop cooperative interpersonal skills for working with a partner or small group. They begin to incorporate principles of fitness into their daily lives. UE students practice basic locomotor and non-locomotor skills, such as running, hopping, galloping, sliding, leaping, and skipping activities. They play games that involve balancing, dodging, swinging, rolling, landing, and stopping. They also learn tumbling and basic gymnastics. Students learn selected isolated manipulative skills including throwing, catching, kicking, trapping, dribbling, striking, volleying, and bouncing.