Grade 3 Physical Education

The Physical Education program at ACS is guided by the SHAPE America standards. The standards define what students should know and be able to do as a result of a highly effective physical education program.

The goal of physical education is to develop physically literate individuals 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 individual*:

• Has learned the skills necessary to participate in a variety of physical activities.

• Knows the implications and the benefits of involvement in various types of physical activities.

• Participates regularly in physical activity.

• Is physically fit.

• Values physical activity and its contributions to a healthful lifestyle.

https://www.shapeamerica.org/standards/pe/upload/Grade-Level-Outcomes-for-K-12-Physical-Education.pdf

The five standards around which the grade level outcomes are developed are:

  • Standard 1: The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
  • Standard 2: The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.
  • Standard 3: The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
  • Standard 4: The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.
  • Standard 5: The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.

Grade 3 Physical Education Standards

Standard 1

  • Leaps using a mature pattern.
  • Travels showing differentiation between sprinting and running.
  • Jumps and lands in the horizontal and vertical planes using a mature pattern.
  • Performs teacher selected and developmentally appropriate dance steps and movement patterns.
  • Performs a sequence of locomotor skills, transitioning from one skill to another smoothly and without hesitation.
  • Balances on different bases of support, demonstrating muscular tension and extensions of free body parts.
  • Transfers weight from feet to hands for momentary weight support.
  • Moves into and out of gymnastics balances with curling, twisting and stretching actions.
  • Combines locomotor skills and movement concepts (levels, shapes, extensions, pathways, force, time, flow) to create and perform a dance.
  • Combines balance and weight transfers with movement concepts to create and perform a dance.
  • Throws underhand to a partner or target with reasonable accuracy.
  • Throws overhand, demonstrating 3 of the 5 critical elements of a mature pattern, in non-dynamic environments (closed skills), for distance and/or force.
  • Catches a gently tossed hand-size ball from a partner, demonstrating 4 of the 5 critical elements of a mature pattern.
  • Dribbles and travels in general space at slow to moderate jogging speed, with control of ball and body.
  • Dribbles with the feet in general space at slow to moderate jogging speed with control of ball and body.
  • Passes and receives a ball with the insides of the feet to a stationary partner, “giving” on reception before returning the pass.
  • Uses a continuous running approach and intentionally performs a kick along the ground and a kick in the air, demonstrating 4 of the 5 critical elements of a mature pattern for each.
  • Uses a continuous running approach and kicks a stationary ball for accuracy
  • Volleys an object with an underhand or sidearm striking pattern, sending it forward over a net, to the wall or over a line to a partner, while demonstrating 4 of the 5 critical elements of a mature pattern.
  • Strikes an object with a short-handled implement, sending it forward over a low net or to a wall.
  • Strikes an object with a short-handled implement while demonstrating 3 of the 5 critical elements of a mature pattern.
  • Strikes a ball with a long-handled implement (e.g., hockey stick, bat, golf club), sending it forward, while using proper grip for the implement. Note: Use batting tee or ball tossed by teacher for batting.
  • Performs intermediate jump-rope tricks (e.g., a variety of tricks, running in and out of long rope) for both long and short ropes.

Standard 2

  • Recognizes the concept of open spaces in a movement context.
  • Recognizes locomotor skills specific to a wide variety of physical activities.
  • Combines movement concepts(direction, levels, force, time) with skills as directed by the teacher.
  • Employs the concept of alignment in gymnastics and dance.
  • Employs the concept of muscular tension with balance in gymnastics and dance.
  • Applies simple strategies and tactics in chasing activities.
  • Applies simple strategies in fleeing activities.

Standard 3

  • Charts participation in physical activities outside physical education class.
  • Identifies physical activity as a way to become healthier.
  • Engages actively in the activities of physical education class without teacher prompting.
  • Describes the concept of fitness and provides examples of physical activity to enhance fitness.
  • Recognizes the importance of warm-up and cool-down relative to vigorous physical activity.
  • Demonstrates, with teacher direction, the health-related fitness components.
  • Identifies foods that are beneficial for before and after physical activity.

Standard 4

  • Exhibits personal responsibility in teacher-directed activities.
  • Works independently for extended periods of time.
  • Accepts and implements specific corrective feedback from the teacher
  • Works cooperatively with others.
  • Praises others for their success in movement performance.
  • Recognizes the role of rules and etiquette in physical activity with peers.
  • Works independently and safely in physical activity settings.

Standard 5

  • Discusses the relationship between physical activity and good health.
  • Discusses the challenge that comes from learning a new physical activity.
  • Reflects on the reasons for enjoying selected physical activities.
  • Describes the positive social interactions that come when engaged with others in physical activity.

For the complete list of standards from Kindergarten through Grade 12, please click below:

Physical Education Units and Skills

Rules and Procedures

  • Explain why it is important to follow all designated rules
  • Explain what a good listener looks like
  • Explain why it is important to work together as a class or alongside classmates during various P.E. games/activities
  • Explain the four Core Values and how they relate to P.E.

Badminton

Perform the backhand, forehand, and serve

Hold the racket with the correct grip

Kicking

  • Use a continuous running approach and kicks a moving ball, demonstrating 3 of the 5 critical elements of a mature pattern

Scooters

  • Move on the scooter using their hands and feet
  • Move back and forth the width of the basketball court three times
  • Proper scooter movement form
  • Understand how to use a scooter properly
  • Apply the skills learned in this lesson to future activities
  • Treat the equipment with respect
  • Follow all safety rules

Invasion (Tag)

  • Learn and apply different rules and strategies for chasing and fleeing

Striking and Fielding

  • Effectively strike an object that is thrown to them with an implement (i.e., bat, racket).
  • Successfully catch and throw a ball to a partner with proper form (stepping with opposite foot, making an L w/ their throwing arm, and following-through)
  • Communicate with teammates and opponents during games of Argoball, and Powerball.

Creative Dance

  • Demonstrate various dances by following along to the beat and completing different dance moves to different songs
  • Work collectively with fellow classmates to create their own dance which they will demonstrate in front of the class

Games and Movement

  • Demonstrate an understanding of simple games
  • Demonstrate cooperative and teamwork skills by playing with classmates
  • Move in time to the beat of the music (slow, medium & fast)
  • Move in designated pathways (straight lines, curves, and zig-zags)
  • Demonstrate different locomotor movements
  • Demonstrate age-appropriate transitions between movements
  • Manipulate equipment through a variety of patterns and pathways

Gymnastics

  • Balance on different bases of support, demonstrating muscular tension and extensions of free body parts
  • Transfer weight from feet to hands for momentary weight support
  • Move into and out of gymnastics balances with curling, twisting and stretching actions
  • Combine balance and weight transfers with movement concepts to create and perform a dance
  • Employs the concept of alignment in gymnastics
  • Employs the concept of muscular tension with balance in gymnastics

Basketball

  • Demonstrate the mechanics of shooting
  • Demonstrate the mechanics of a layup
  • Dribble at a reasonable pace using both hands
  • Demonstrate 4 different passes
  • Recognize violations in their own play and that of their peers

Volleyball

  • Bump and set the ball with control
  • Perform a successful underhand serve
  • Move on court, being able to cover the space they are responsible for
  • Play the game effectively following rules of the game

Frisbee Skills

  • Throw frisbee with accuracy toward target
  • Toss to their partner using the backhand throw seven times in a row
  • Toss to their partner using the forehand three times in a row
  • Work together as a team during Frisbee Turnaround, which will allow them to use teamwork and various ways to catch and throw a Frisbee

Soccer Skills

  • Demonstrate a proper throw-in, goal-kick, and corner-kick.
  • Demonstrate how to dribble under control using various parts of their feet.
  • Demonstrate how to correctly trap the ball with various parts of their body.

Floor Hockey

  • Pass back and forth between teammates using both a forehanded pass and backhanded pass
  • Demonstrate how to remain in control of a ball/puck while moving throughout an obstacle course of cones
  • Effectively understand basic rules of hockey by playing 5 vs. 5 or 6 vs. 6 floor hockey games

Jump Rope

  • Demonstrate a variety of jump-roping jumps
  • Choose an appropriately sized rope
  • Jump alone and in groups
  • Develop jump-rope patterns
  • Enter and exit an already twirling rope
  • Spin the jump rope for a jumper, adjusting height, width and speed
  • Design a three-part routine (individual, partner, group)

Station Activities

  • Praise others during activities
  • Follow teacher instructions the first time
  • Complete stations as directed in a safe manner

Throwing

  • Throw underhand to a partner or target with reasonable accuracy
  • Throw overhand, demonstrating 2 of the 5 critical elements of a mature pattern
  • Catch a gently tossed hand-sized ball from a partner, demonstrating 4 of the 5 critical elements of a mature pattern

Swimming

  • Perform appropriate buoyancy skills for prescribed times and distances
  • Travel for prescribed distances using a variety of competent strokes on their back (backstroke, elementary backstroke)
  • Travel for prescribed distances using a variety of competent strokes in their front (freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly, survival swimming)
  • Demonstrate at least two self-rescue skills
  • Perform a variety of assists