Physical Education at Peakview
offers students an opportunity to explore and develop their physical abilities
within a variety of movement experiences.
Curriculum and assessments are aligned with the Colorado state
standards. Activities include team sports,
individual sports, fitness, dance, cooperative activities and games. Children are encouraged to maximize their
skill level, fitness and sportsmanship while experiencing a wide range of
activities. Lessons in the gym integrate
math, social studies, science, and language arts whenever possible. Examples include obstacle courses from around
the world and our word of the week program in 3rd – 5th. There is also a focus on muscles and bones. Students can also choose to participate in extracurricular
intramural opportunities before and after school.
The focus with primary students (K
– 2nd) is locomotor movement (hop, jump, skip, gallop, slide, leap
and run). We also start laying the foundation
for sports with activities incorporating hand/eye coordination, balance,
throwing and catching, and striking skills with hand and foot.
Intermediate students (3rd-5th)
are more sport specific in their lessons.
Through the course of the year they experience lessons in football,
basketball, volleyball, baseball, soccer, hockey, tennis or badminton, lacrosse
and track and field. During station
activities they also experience an array of different activities including jump
rope, juggling, golf, tinikling, rock
wall climbing, ping pong, ice skating slides, scooter boards, clown bikes,
gyrocycles and much more.
The ultimate goal of physical
education at Peakview is for children to learn the skills necessary for the
lifetime enjoyment of and participation in physical activity.