Physical Education

At Eccleston Elementary, the Physical Education Teacher:

  • Teaches students locomotor skills (running, jumping, hopping, skipping, sliding)

  • Teaches students manipulative skills (throwing, catching, kicking, striking, dribbling)

  • Teaches students four components of physical fitness (flexibility, cardiorespiratory, muscle strength, muscle endurance)

  • Teaches students names of bones and muscles

  • Teaches students nutrition

  • Teaches students the knowledge, skills and confidence to participate in health enhancing physical activity throughout their lives

Physical Education:

  • Increases academic learning

  • Is positively related to increased academic performance

  • Allocating time for physical education does not negatively influence academic achievement

  • Reducing time for physical education does not guarantee improvement in academic achievement

  • Higher academic achievement is associated with higher levels of physical fitness

James Sheridan, Physical Education Instructor