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Physical Development & Fitness Secular Homeschool Skills List | Fifth Grade

Physical education teaches the value of regular exercise and encourages cooperation with others. Activities are provided to promote the development of gross motor skills, fine motor skills, and eye-hand coordination.

  • Measure reaction time.
  • Develop speed and agility.
  • Develop eye-hand coordination: catching a ball with the non-dominant hand.
  • Understand that it is best to warm up the muscles before trying to improve flexibility.
  • Develop balance and body control.
  • Perform muscle-strengthening exercises.
  • Mirror another person’s actions.
  • Develop small motor skills as developmentally appropriate: copy patterns, gluing, using scissors/pencils/crayons, sewing.
  • Develop large motor skills as developmentally appropriate: footwork, jogging, running, chasing, dodging, hopping, skipping, galloping, throwing/bouncing/catching/rolling/kicking/hitting a ball with accuracy, dancing, tumbling, balancing, playing games.
  • Demonstrate understanding of movement concepts and strategies as they apply to physical activities.
  • Demonstrate large motor skills within an obstacle course.
  • Complete a fitness scavenger hunt.
  • Develop flexibility and cardiovascular endurance.
  • Participate in regular physical activity.
  • Acquire skills to live safely and reduce health risks.
  • Understand the relationship of nutrition to body composition and physical performance.