Physical Education

Grade 1
  • Understands differences between general and personal space   
  • Improves upon basic physical skills including balance, tracking and targeting, throwing, catching and jumping   
  • Builds endurance and muscular strength   
  • Develops and assesses swimming skills

Grade 2
  • Focuses on large motor competence and addresses the growth of whole body navigation through the development of equilibrium, flexibility and locomotion   
  • Includes balance and stability required for movements such as running, jumping, skipping, throwing, kicking and catching


Grade 3

  • Demonstrates ability to kick, catch, throw, dribble and strike a ball    
  • Follows routine for fitness, aerobic and muscular strength exercises involving benches, beanbags and exercise circuits   
  • Follows routine and movements for square dancing, limbo, cotton-eye Joe, and polka   
  • Performs basic gymnastics techniques and identifies safety rules for apparatus   
  • Continues to develop swimming stroke technique and increases distance   
  • Increases awareness of life saving and water safety skills


Grade 4

  • Offers activities such as swimming, racquet activities, dance, soccer, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, basketball, small-sided games, softball, volleyball, and track and field events   
  • Utilizes intramural program to give students the opportunity to implement, in a competitive situation, the knowledge and skills acquired in the instructional phase of the program, and also enhances the values of team play, sportsmanship and fair play


Grade 5

  • Focuses on specific skills and activities taught and applied to games   
  • Incorporates fitness focus in each unit of instruction   
  • Contains two units of swimming with a focus on water safety, survival techniques, and team building activities   
  • Utilizes intramural program to give students the opportunity to implement, in a competitive situation, the knowledge and skills acquired in the instructional phase of the program, and also enhances the values of team play, sportsmanship and fair play
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An independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school, toddler through grade 12

Lower & Middle Schools, 5000 Clubside Rd, Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Upper School, PO Box 8002 (12465 County Line Rd), Gates Mills, OH 44040
Gries Center, 10823 Magnolia Dr, Cleveland, OH 44106

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