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Physical Education Grades 3-8

Curriculum Outline

Ministry Guideline:

National Standards and Grade Level Outcomes, Shape America


The goal of Physical Education is to develop physical literate students who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity. To pursue a lifetime of healthful physical activity, a physically literate student will:

  • Learn skills necessary to participate in a variety of physical activities
  • Know the implications and benefits of involvement in various types of physical activities
  • Participate regularly in physical activity
  • Be physically fit
  • Value physical activity and its contributions to a healthful lifestyle.


Fitness Building Activities, Indoor and Outdoor Games, Movement Exploration.


The National Standards and Grade-level Outcomes provide a national standard for teachers to use as a framework to assess and evaluate students’ achievement. Students’ achievement in Physical Education will be assessed according to five standards: Skilled Movement, Movement and Principles and Concepts, Personal Fitness, Responsible Behaviors, and Physically Active Lifestyle.


  • Skilled Movement
  • Movement and Principles and Concepts (strategic)
  • Personal Fitness (including Participation)
  • Responsible Behaviors
  • Physically Active Lifestyle