Children at Broad View have P.E. two times a week for 30 minutes. The program has been designed to focus on four main areas contribute to one’s physical health and well-being:
- Cognitive/Academic content: The student receives the knowledge and tools to become physically fit and healthy, the ability to set realistic goals, and the capability to make connections between Physical Education and academic success.
- Motor Skills: The student learns developmentally appropriate movement concepts and skill themes. For the primary level this includes the ways we travel (i.e. running, skipping, hopping), changes of directions and speeds, different ways to balance, jumping and landing, and basic motor skills such as throwing, kicking, volleying, and striking. In the intermediate grades, students are taught how to use these fundamental skills in games, sports, gymnastics, and various forms of rhythmical movement.
- Wellness Concepts: Children will be given opportunities to develop positive attitudes and enthusiasm towards fitness and learn strategies to stay healthy. Some of these concepts include bicycle safety, nutrition, and ways to improve physical, mental, and emotional health.
- Social/Emotional Content: Students learn how to safely participate in Physical Education and will be given opportunities to practice positive social interactions. Social skills (i.e. Kindness, courtesy, respect) will be practiced and reinforced throughout the program.