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.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
Perform the backhand, forehand, and serve
Hold the racket with the correct grip
- Use a continuous running approach and kicks a moving ball, demonstrating 3 of the 5 critical elements of a mature pattern
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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)
- Praise others during activities
- Follow teacher instructions the first time
- Complete stations as directed in a safe manner
- 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
- 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