Youngsters learn the joy and satisfaction of being physically active and part of the group regardless of their personal strengths or limitations. Different units of instruction on specific skills are offered throughout the school year. Students become confident and competent consumers of physical activities and find fun ways to stay active at any age.
The curriculum is aligned with National, State and District Content Standards for Physical Education. Each forty minute lesson provides a well-rounded experience and allows for higher rates of student activity time. Harrison’s highly qualified elementary physical education teachers excel in their ability to integrate State and District academic standards into their daily instruction. Click on this link to view the Virginia Physical Education SOL Standards.
The elementary physical education program for grades K-5 is based on two lessons per week. The physical education's primary goal is to sequentially develop students' fundamental movement skills in an active, caring, supportive, and non-threatening atmosphere in which every student is challenged and successful within a variety of developmentally appropriate skill, game, dance, and gymnastic activities. The program will also enhance students' personal fitness and provides them with the knowledge and skills necessary to engage in a variety of physical activities. Personal and social responsibility, self-directed learning, and problem solving skills are also reinforced throughout the K-5 physical education curriculum.
- A curriculum based on the developmental characteristics and needs of students
- A curriculum that develops students' health-related and skill-related physical fitness
- A curriculum that enhances students' understanding about the benefits of leading a healthy and active lifestyle
- A curriculum that develops students' personal and social skills
- A curriculum that enhances students' ability to problem-solve
- A curriculum that develops students' self-management skills
- A curriculum that is sensitive to students' ideas
The program offers students the opportunity to explore and experience physical skills and good citizenship through physical activity, which may afford a better quality of life.