Home > Skills List > Grade-Level Faith-Based Program > Third Grade > Physical Development & Fitness

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.

  • Develop small motor skills as developmentally appropriate: copy patterns, gluing, using scissors/pencils/crayons.
  • Develop large motor skills as developmentally appropriate: footwork, jogging, running, chasing, dodging, hopping, skipping, galloping, throwing/bouncing/catching/rolling/kicking/hitting a ball, dancing, tumbling, balancing, playing games.
  • Demonstrate understanding of movement concepts and strategies as they apply to physical activities.
  • Participate in regular physical activity.
  • Play a Native American hand game.
  • Acquire skills to live safely and reduce health risks.
  • Learn about allergies and anaphylaxis.
  • Understand the relationship of nutrition to body composition and physical performance.