The Marin Primary and Middle School physical education curriculum provides a variety of age appropriate activities that encourage physical fitness, teamwork, and fun. Typically, students in junior kindergarten through eighth grade participate in physical education classes four times a week. Classes are 45 minutes in length.
Students work to strengthen core muscles, improve bilateral integration, develop body awareness, improve tracking skills, and solidify hand, foot and eye coordination. These concepts are reinforced and integrated through a partnership with the classroom teachers and core curriculum. The goal is to develop a life-long love of physical activity and to ensure students have the physical skills to be successful in the classroom.
The Primary School physical education curriculum focuses on building core and postural muscles, improving bilateral integration, sharpening tracking skills, and developing proprioception and spatial orientation.
Goals and Objectives:
- Learn exercises that strengthen the body, improve muscle tone, and support good posture
- Practice and master various large motor skills including skipping, sliding, and grapevine
- Continue to improve hand-eye coordination, the ability to cross the midline of the body, and bilateralism through activities involving ball skills, tracking, and large motor skills
- Develop rhythm and timing
- Learn and practice exercises that improve balance
- Complete a one mile run
- Understand and demonstrate the concept of “personal best effort”
- Learn rules of many different sports