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