District 103 provides students in Grade Eight with a comprehensive Physical Education and Health curriculum. This curriculum reflects developmentally appropriate expectations for students in the areas of physical activity, movement, health-related fitness, sportsmanship and group cooperation in team and group activities. In addition to Physical Education classes, recess is offered to students on a daily basis.
Instruction in building habits for a healthy lifestyle is included in the Physical Education classes and the health classes. These habits for a healthy lifestyle focus on taking care of your body, both physically and emotionally, and on making safe choices in a variety of situations.
The Grade Eight Physical Education curriculum is based on the following goals:
- Apply movement concepts to strategy and game situations
- Reduce open space by using locomotor movements in combination with movement concepts
- Compare and contrast inefficient movement patterns
- Identify the components of health related fitness
- Identify and understand the F.I.T.T. principle
- Monitor and understand the effects of exercise on the human body
- Engage in physical activity with responsible interpersonal behavior
- Work towards a common goal and making responsible decisions
- Demonstrate decision making skills both independently and with others during physical activity