Desert Trails Elementary School offers all students Physical Education as one of our four rotating special classes each week. While many students look upon Physical Education as the ‘fun’ part of the day, it plays as important a role in student development as classroom work. The goal is to encourage fitness through physical activity and nutritious eating habits, which contributes to a healthier and happier life.

Putting the “Education” In Physical Education

Research suggests that physical activity helps students become more receptive to learning in the classroom, by improving concentration and reducing stress.

Our Physical Education Curriculum

K-2nd Grade

The physical education curriculum is centered on the development of management skills, fundamental movements, and rhythmic activities, and incorporates social and sportsmanship skills.

3rd Grade

The curriculum is based on understanding the importance of physical fitness and exercise, maintaining a level of fitness, and developing proficiency in fundamental movement. Other areas of focus are the development of sports related skills, body management, and rhythmic and recreational activities. Social skill and sportsmanship are also incorporated.

4th Grade

The physical education curriculum is focused on understanding the importance of physical fitness and exercise, and how to maintain a level of fitness. The increased proficiency in fundamental movements, sports skills, body management skills, as well as rhythmic activities is emphasized. Social skills and sportsmanship are also incorporated.

5th-6th Grade

The physical education curriculum is centered on understanding the importance of an effective exercise program and its components and maintaining an adequate level of fitness. The emphasis is on the ability to demonstrate a variety of sports and body management skills and develop a proficiency in fundamental movement, rhythmic activities and a variety of leisure activities. Social skills and sportsmanship are incorporated.

For more information specific to Desert Trails Elementary, please email Coach Brown.