Physical Education

In Valley Stream District 30, our Physical Education curriculum is based on the New York State Learning Standards.  Our goal is to develop positive citizens that lead healthy active lives.  Concepts such as communication, cooperation and respect are taught and practiced through various games and activities throughout our curriculum.  


Kindergarten, First, Second and Third grade students meet for physical education 45 minutes twice a week.
Students will:

•    Develop a heath related level of fitness.
•    Develop and demonstrate competence in body control skills.
•    Develop appropriate personal, social, attitudinal and character traits such as best effort, following directions, compassion for others and cooperation.
•    Demonstrate competence in selected motor skills.
•    Demonstrate competence in selected object control skills.
•    Be assessed in physical fitness (cardio, flexibility, agility and muscular strength). Test used include- ½ mile run, shuttle run, push-ups, curl ups, sit and reach. 


Fourth, Fifth and Sixth grade students
meet for physical education 45 minutes three times a week.
Students will:
•    Demonstrate competence in selected motor skills.
•    Demonstrate competence in selected object control skills.
•    Demonstrate competence in health related fitness skills.
•    Be assessed in physical fitness (cardio, flexibility, agility and muscular strength). Test used include- the mile run, shuttle run, push-ups, curl ups, sit and reach.
•    Exhibit appropriate social personal and attitudinal traits (respect for others, responsibility, self-control and constructive competition).


Here, students are demonstrating their skills with the use of Wii's "Just Dance."  Dance is an excellent form of exercise. 



Our Gymnastic unit allows students to learn how to listen to their bodies and push their limits in a safe and controlled environment.


 
Our gymnastic unit allows students to demonstrate positive mentoring qualities.


 
Physical Education is not only sports, but life skills.  Our students are learning about angles through sport.