Grade 5 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 5 Physical Education Standards
- Demonstrates mature patterns of locomotor skills in dynamic smallsided practice tasks, gymnastics and dance.
- Combines locomotor and manipulative skills in a variety of small-sided practice tasks/games environments.
- Combines traveling with manipulative skills for execution to a target (e.g., scoring in soccer, hockey and basketball).
- Uses appropriate pacing for a variety of running distances.
- Combines jumping and landing patterns with locomotor and manipulative skills in dance, gymnastics and small-sided practice tasks in games environments.
- Combines locomotor skills in cultural as well as creative dances (self and group) with correct rhythm and pattern.
- Combines balance and transferring weight in a gymnastics sequence or dance with a partner
- Transfers weight in gymnastics and dance environments.
- Performs curling, twisting and stretching actions with correct application in dance, gymnastics, small-sided practice tasks and games environments.
- Combines locomotor skills and movement concepts (levels, shapes, extensions, pathways, force, time, flow) to create and perform a dance with a group.
- Combines actions, balances and weight transfers to create a gymnastics sequence with a partner on equipment or apparatus
- Throws underhand using a mature pattern in non-dynamic environments (closed skills), with different sizes and types of objects.
- Throws underhand to a large target with accuracy.
- Throws overhand using a mature pattern in non-dynamic environments (closed skills), with different sizes and types of balls.
- Throws overhand to a large target with accuracy.
- Throws with accuracy, both partners moving.
- Throws with reasonable accuracy in dynamic, small-sided practice tasks.
- Catches a batted ball above the head, at chest or waist level, and along the ground using a mature pattern in a non-dynamic environment (closed skills).
- Catches with accuracy, both partners moving.
- Catches with reasonable accuracy in dynamic, small-sided practice tasks.
- Combines hand dribbling with other skills during 1v1 practice tasks.
- Combines foot dribbling with other skills in 1v1 practice tasks.
- Passes with the feet using a mature pattern as both partners travel.
- Receives a pass with the feet using a mature pattern as both partners travel.
- Dribbles with hands or feet with mature patterns in a variety of small-sided game forms.
- Demonstrates mature patterns in kicking and punting in small-sided practice task environments.
- Volleys a ball using a two-hand pattern, ern, sending it upward to a target.
- Strikes an object consecutively, with a partner, using a short-handled implement, over a net or against a wall, in either a competitive or cooperative game environment.
- Strikes a pitched ball with a bat using a mature pattern.
- Combines striking with a long implement (e.g., bat, hockey stick) with receiving and traveling skills in a small-sided game.
- Combines manipulative skills and traveling for execution to a target (e.g., scoring in soccer, hockey and basketball).
- Creates a jumprope routine with a partner, using either a short or long rope.
- Combines spatial concepts with locomotor and non-locomotor movements for small groups in gymnastics, dance and games environments.
- Combines movement concepts with skills in small-sided practice tasks in game environments, gymnastics and dance with self-direction.
- Applies movement concepts to strategy in game situations.
- Applies the concepts of direction and force to strike an object with a long-handled implement.
- Analyzes movement situations and applies movement concepts (e.g., force, direction, speed, pathways, extensions) in small-sided practice tasks in game environments, dance and gymnastics.
- Applies basic offensive and defensive strategies and tactics in invasion small-sided practice tasks.
- Applies basic offensive and defensive strategies and tactics in net and wall small-sided practice tasks.
- Recognizes the type of throw, volley or striking action needed for different games and sports situations. (
- Charts and analyzes physical activity outside physical education class for fitness benefits of activities.
- Engages actively in all of the activities of physical education.
- Differentiates between skill-related and health-related fitness.
- Identifies the need for warm-up and cool-down relative to various physical activities.
- Analyzes results of fitness assessment (pre and post), comparing results to fitness components for good health.
- Designs a fitness plan to address ways to use physical activity to enhance fitness.
- Analyzes the impact of food choices relative to physical activity, youth sports and personal health.
- Engages in physical activity with responsible interpersonal behavior (e.g., peer to peer, student to teacher, student to referee).
- Participates with responsible personal behavior in a variety of physical activity contexts, environments and facilities.
- Exhibits respect for self with appropriate behavior while engaging in physical activity.
- Gives corrective feedback respectfully to peers.
- Accepts, recognizes and actively involves others with both higher and lower skill abilities into physical activities and group projects.
- Critiques the etiquette involved in rules of various game activities.
- Applies safety principles with age-appropriate physical activities.
- Compares the health benefits of participating in selected physical activities.
- Expresses (via written essay, visual creative dance) the enjoyment and/or challenge of participating in a favorite physical activity.
- Analyzes different physical activities for enjoyment and challenge, identifying reasons for a positive or negative response.
- Describes the social benefits gained from participating in physical activity (e.g., recess, youth sport).
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.
- Demonstrate mature patterns in kicking and punting in small-sided practice task environments
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.
- Apply basic offensive and defensive strategies/ tactics in invasion small-sided practice tasks
- 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
- Throw underhand using a mature pattern in non-dynamic environments (closed skills), with different sizes and types of objects
- Throw underhand to a large target with accuracy
- Throw overhand using a mature pattern in non-dynamic environments (closed skills), with different sizes and types of balls
- Throw overhand to a large target with accuracy
- Throw with accuracy, both partners moving
- Throw with reasonable accuracy in dynamic, small-sided practice tasks
- Catch with accuracy, both partners moving
- Catch with reasonable accuracy in dynamic, small-sided practice tasks
- 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
- Perform the backhand, forehand, and serve
- Hold the racket with the correct grip
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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)
- 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
- 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