What is Physical Education?
Physical Education is a standards based, curriculum driven subject that involves cognitive content and instruction designed to develop motor skills, knowledge, and behaviors for physical activity and physical fitness.
The Benefits of Physical Education
Physical education provides several benefits to students:
Learning the skills and concepts necessary to be a lifelong learner of movement and exercise.
Develop teamwork and responsibility
Learn about the parts and functions of the human body
Discover different sport based skills and concepts
Physical Education Curriculum
Here at P.S. 245 the Physical Education curriculum takes a skill based approach towards teaching and learning the subject of Physical Education.
Here are the skills we cover:
Locomotor Skills (ex. Skip, Jog, Gallop)
Gross and Fine Motor Skills
Movement Concepts (ex. Directions, Pathways, Levels)
Coordination and Balance
Dance and Rhythm
Striking with Long and Short Implements
Sport Specific Skills: Soccer, Basketball, Team Handball, Hockey
And most importantly the concept and skills involved in FITNESS!