Sixth-grade students continue to participate in a variety of instructional and developmentally appropriate physical activities. The focus is on developing the fundamental skills in each unit: Social-Emotional Learning, Non-Violent Communication, mindfulness, and transferable skills. This class incorporates more in-depth instruction in strength and conditioning activities that can enhance health-related fitness as students make progress in achieving personal fitness goals. Students are introduced to tracking their daily activity levels and encouraged to reflect on how active they are. The program continues to emphasize social and cognitive development and includes a scope and sequence of activities to challenge students of all abilities and skill levels.
Activities interspersed throughout the year include individualized yoga, dance, endurance running, sprints, sit-ups, bicycle crunches, standing broad jump, vertical jump, medicine balls, flexibility, stretch bands, jump ropes, pull-ups, PEP exercises, plyometrics; isometrics, active and passive stretching, disc (Frisbee), volleyball, partner yoga, soccer, football, softball, badminton, circus arts, basketball, cooperative games, EPIC (Engaged Play Inspiring Creativity), hacky sack, hiking, and more.
Sixth-grade assessment addresses students’ progress towards competency building on fundamental skills developed in fifth grade, their fitness development, and quizzes on techniques and basic game rules. Students are given formative and summative assessments throughout the year along with feedback for growth. P.E. is graded on a pass/fail basis.