• 1st Grade Physical Education Outcomes

    In first grade, students continue to develop to basic locomotor, non‐locomotor, and manipulative skills and concepts such as spatial awareness that were introduced in kindergarten. Students are introduced to basic physical changes that occur because of physical activity and will become familiar with the joys and frustrations associated with becoming a competent mover. Students also continue to work on following directions and interacting positively with classmates regardless of personal differences in a physical setting.

    Outcomes are developmental expectations for most children at a grade level. We will be working on developing grade-appropriate outcomes in a wide variety of fun activities throughout the school year. SHAPE, the Society of Health and Physical Educators, has defined the first-grade grade-level outcomes as follows:

    Standard 1. Demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns


    • Hops, gallops, jogs, and slides using a mature pattern
    • Demonstrates 2 of the 5 critical elements for jumping & landing in a horizontal plane using 2-foot take-off and landing
    • Demonstrates 2 of the 5 critical elements for jumping & landing in a vertical plane
    • Performs a teacher and/or student designed rhythmic activity with correct response to simple rhythms

    Non-locomotor (stability)

    • Maintains stillness on different bases of support with different body shapes
    • Transfers weight from one body part to another in self-space in dance and gymnastics environments
    • Rolls with either a narrow or curled body shape
    • Demonstrates twisting, curling, bending, and stretching actions


    • Throws underhand demonstrating 2 of the 5 critical elements of a mature pattern
    • Catches a soft object from a self-toss before it bounces
    • Catches various sizes of balls self-tosses or tossed by a skilled thrower
    • Dribbles with hands continuously in self-space using the preferred hand
    • Taps or dribbles a ball with the inside of the foot while walking in general space
    • Approaches a stationary ball and kicks it forward demonstrating 2 of the 5 critical elements of a mature pattern
    • Volleys and object with an open palm sending it upward
    • Strikes a ball with a short-handled implement, sending it upward
    • Jumps forward or backward consecutively using a self-turned rope
    • Jumps a long rope up to 5 times consecutively with teacher-assisted turning

    Standard 2. Applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics related to movement and performance.

    • Moves in self-space and general space in response to designated beats/rhythms
    • Travels demonstrating low, middle, and high levels
    • Travels demonstrating a variety of relationships with objects (e.g., over, under, around, through)
    • Differentiates between fast and slow speeds
    • Differentiates between strong and light force

    Standard 3. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.

    • Physical activity knowledge - Discusses the benefits of being active and exercising and/or playing
    • Engages in physical activity - Actively engages in physical education class
    • Fitness knowledge - Identifies the heart as a muscle that grows stronger with exercise, play, and physical activity
    • Assessment & program planning - Differentiates between healthy and unhealthy foods

    Standard 4. Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.

    • Personal responsibility - Accepts personal responsibility by using equipment and space appropriately 
    • Personal responsibility - Follows the rules & parameters of the learning environment
    • Accepting feedback - Responds appropriately to general feedback from the teacher
    • Working with others - Works independently and with others in a variety of class environments (e.g., small & large groups)
    • Rules & etiquette - Exhibits the established protocols for class activities
    • Safety - Follows teacher directions for safe participation and proper use of equipment without teacher reminders

    Standard 5. Recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction.

    • Identifies physical activity as a component of good health
    • Recognizes that challenge in physical activities can lead to success
    • Describes positive feelings that result from participating in physical activities
    • Discusses personal reasons (i.e., the "why") for enjoying physical activities