Physical Education

The goal of Physical Education is to provide students with a basic foundation of knowledge and skills necessary to engage in a variety of physical activities, and encourage students to maintain a physically-active lifestyle.

Education

Our curriculum is based off national standards for Physical Education.  Our learning units include:

  • Orientation
  • Locomotor/Body/Space awareness
  • Ball handling
  • Manipulatives
  • Rhythm/Creative movements
  • Fitness
  • Striking/Kicking
  • Tumbling/Balancing
  • Integration with other content
  • Special events

Life Long Activities

A few of the lifelong activities include Rollerskating, Taekwondo, and 5th grade Bowling.

Technology

St. Matthew Elementary School took a major step in moving into the 21st Century. We have purchased the new fitness technology, The Heart Zones System, which is designed to motivate and inspire kids to exercise. It provides real-time feedback using sensors that help engage and motive students to achieve their fitness goals. The wireless system tracks heart rate, steps, calories, distance, time in zones, step rate, and step intensity.