• RHJ P.E. Curriculum Information

    Our curriculum is broken into K-2 units and 3-6 units.  The K-2 units develop a skill set that is built on in grades 3-6.  Each unit has cognitive, psychomotor, and affective objectives that are aligned to NYS Standards, NASPE Standards.

    K-2 Curriculum

    • Personal and Social Responsibility - locomotor and non-locomotor skill development, spatial awareness, rules and routines, creative movement, levels, pathways, directional movement
    • Parachute - group activities including the mushroom, clubhouse, changing colors, space mountain
    • Manipulatives - learning movement with objects such as scarves, ribbon wands, bean bags
    • Balance, Stunts, and Tumbling - balance activities, animal walks
    • Catching and Throwing - underhand toss, overhand toss, throwing at a target, throwing for distance
    • Jumping - different types of jumps such as pike, straddle, and ski as well as learning to jump rope and individual jump rope tricks
    • Kicking and Trapping - the fundamentals of soccer, trapping, dribbling, shooting, passing
    • Dance - simple line and circle dances like the bunny hop, the shoemaker's dance, mayonesa, Mexican hat dance, tarantella, the muffin man, and 7 jumps
    • Dribbling, Volleying, Striking - volleying and basic volleyball skills with balloons, dribbling introduction with basketballs, and striking balloons
    • Bowling - Students will practice their rolling skills learned earlier in the year to bowl
    • Games/Outdoor summer games - a variety of tag games like banana tag, and color tag as well as straddle ball and space invaders - games the students can take home to play with families and friends for the summer

    3-6 Curriculum

    • Personal and Social Responsibility- activities that help students to build relationships, enhance communication skills, and provide opportunities to work together and solve challenges
    • Movement bands - a cultural dance that students work together to perform and provides opportunity for moderate to vigorous physical activity 
    • Chasing and Fleeing - popular games played by children.  There are unlimited variations to tag games by changing the locomotor skill, re-entry, rules, ect.  
    • Football - activities that provide students opportunity to practice and develop fundamental skills for successful game play like throwing/receiving, ball carrying, flag pulling, punting and pitching
    • Aerobic Games - traditional games that have been adapted to give all students many opportunities to practice basic motor skills, movement concepts, principles and strategies in a high activity format 
    • Soccer - fundamental skills such as ball handling, dribbling, passing and receiving, and defending in order to participate in successful game play
    • Map Challenges - Students "travel" to a destination by walking, jogging, and running using pedometers to track distance traveled 
    • Volleyball - variety of skills practiced individually, in partners, and in groups like the forearm pass, overhead pass, and underhand serve in order to participate in successful game play
    • Jump Rope  - a popular activity that enhances aerobic capacity, muscular endurance, and body composition.  Individual and partner tricks are taught as well as group jumping and activities 
    • Basketball - skills are taught that may be practiced individually, in pairs, and in groups.  Ball handling, passing, pivoting, shooting, and fundamentals of game play are all taught in this unit.  
    • Stunts and Tumbling - practice and development of fundamental skills required to successfully perform a variety of individual and partner stunts and tumbling skills
    • Dance - students get the opportunity to move to music and express themselves in ways other activities do not.  Encourages the development of social and personal skills.  Develops social and personal skills as this unit incorporates cooperation, teamwork in pairs, small groups, or with the entire class.  Dances also promote the understanding of diverse cultures.
    • Hockey - Skills taught include stick handling, dribbling, passing, shooting, and face-off in order to play in successful small sided games
    • Flying Disc - Fundamental skills of throwing for accuracy and distance, catching, and offense and defense are taught.  
    • Golf/Frisbee Golf/Backyard Games - usually our June unit - students have the opportunity to learn golf fundamentals with real junior golf clubs.  Frisbee golf is an activity that builds off of the flying disc unit where we set up a "golf course" with different holes and teach students what "par" means.  Backyard games include badminton, lacrosse, corn hole, and Kan-Jam.  
    • Orienteering - Students learn about degrees and directions using a compass.  Students are challenged through an orienteering course where they can collect letters to make a phrase!