• Physical Education Program Overview 

    Our goal in Physical Education at Barley Sheaf School is to develop the whole child; physically, mentally, socially and emotionally within a safe learning environment.  We provide the students the opportunities to engage in various activities with the focus of developing and reinforcing flexibility, muscular strength/endurance and cardio-respiratory endurance.  Activities are also planned and designed to develop perceptual motor skills, gross loco-motor movements, manipulative skills, social and emotional skills, cooperative skills, competitive skills, tumbling skills and good sportsmanship.  We provide students many activities that they can participate in at home and for a lifetime. 


    Some Activities and Sports in Physical Education
    • Cooperative games and activities
    • Soccer
    • Football activities
    • Basketball
    • Parachute activities
    • Scooter activities, scooter hockey
    • Contemporary line dance activities, Virginia Reel
    • Motor skills and movement:  hopping, skipping, jumping, galloping
    • Gymnastics/tumbling
    • Safety Town
    • Jogging and Running
    • Field Day
    • Golf
    • Lacrosse
    • Track and Field
    • Bonker-Ball (baseball/softball skills)
    • And much more
    How you can help your child succeed in Physical Education!
    Know what days your child has PE class and be sure your child is prepared.
    Sneakers must be worn on physical education days.  To ensure your child's safety, a full covered foot is essential as we participate in many activities that require constant movement and change of direction.  Boys and girls should wear comfortable clothing that enables them to move freely and easily.  We go outside frequently so jackets, sweatshirts and layered clothing are ideal for cooler weather.
    Be a Healthy Role Model
    We aspire to develop healthy, happy and physically fit children.  We need your help!  Adults are great role models active lifestyles.  Attaining your own fitness goals is important as well as joining your children as they reach theirs.  Play, catch, run, kick, pass or walk with your child as often as you can!
    Medical Excuses
    Please send in a note with your child if they cannot participate in PE due to an injury or illness.  The classroom teacher will have your child bring the note to the nurse for a PE excuse.  Your child will spend that time either in the nurses office or by observing the PE activity of the day.

Last Modified on February 3, 2010