Physical education is a vital part of the total educational experience at Tate's School providing students with the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, games and skills to build their total fitness so that they may enjoy a healthy life. The development of initiative, self-reliance, confidence, and a positive self-image is conducive to the learning process and is essential to the social development and well being of all students.
Physical education is an instructional time for children to experience multiple activities to develop small and large muscle/motor skills. Our well-rounded curriculum focuses on:
- Nutritional importance
- Body brain movement
- Social/group development
- Fitness enthusiasm
- Promoting a sense of success
Gaining skills and promoting positive attitudes and appreciations for educational fitness aids student’s need and understanding of the importance for life long physical activity and nutritional focus. As part of our complementary parent workshops, Dr. Sears’ L.E.A.N nutrition and wellness classes are offered to parents. For more information visit www.preventioncounts.com.
Activities for All Grades
- Physical fitness (testing included)
- Jump rope skills
- Wall climbing
Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten
- Movement exploration-dance and creative movement; yoga, hot potato, ring toss, bean bag toss
- Striking Sports - tennis, modified form of softball, “soft” volleyball
- Games: Holiday games and story play
- Manipulative activities with bean bags, hoops, and parachute
- Ball handling activities
First and Second Grade
- Expand kindergarten skills and objectives
- Perceptual motor activities - balance, body image activities, direction and laterality, and spatial awareness;
- Relays; rhythms, jump ropes and dance.
Third through Fifth Grade
- Track and Field
- Outdoor Education - includes ropes course and cooperative games.