National Physical Education Standards — Grade 4


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S1.E1.4

Uses various locomotor skills in a variety of small-sided practice tasks, dance and educational gymnastics experiences.

S1.E10.4

Moves into and out of balances on apparatus with curling, twisting & stretching actions.

S1.E11.4

Combines locomotor skills and movement concepts (levels, shapes, extensions, pathways, force, time, flow) to create and perform a dance with a partner

S1.E12.4

Combines traveling with balance and weight transfers to create a gymnastics sequence with and without equipment or apparatus.

S1.E14.4a

Throws overhand using a mature pattern in nondynamic environments (closed skills).

S1.E14.4b

Throws overhand to a partner or at a target with accuracy at a reasonable distance.

S1.E15.4

Throws to a moving partner with reasonable accuracy in a nondynamic environment (closed skills)

S1.E16.4

Catches a thrown ball above the head, at chest or waist level, and below the waist using a mature pattern in a nondynamic environment (closed skills)

S1.E17.4a

Dribbles in selfspace with both the preferred and the nonpreferred hands using a mature pattern

S1.E17.4b

Dribbles in general space with control of ball and body while increasing and decreasing speed

S1.E18.4

Dribbles with the feet in general space with control of ball and body while increasing and decreasing speed

S1.E19. 4a

Passes & receives a ball with the insides of the feet to a moving partner in a nondynamic environment (closed skills)

S1.E19.4b

Passes & receives a ball with the outsides and insides of the feet to a stationary partner, giving on reception before returning the pass.

S1.E2.4

Runs for distance using a mature pattern.

S1.E20.4

Dribbles with hands or feet in combination with other skills (e.g., passing, receiving, shooting).

S1.E21.4

Kicks along the ground and in the air, and punts using mature patterns.

S1.E22.4

Volleys underhand using a mature pattern, in a dynamic environment (e.g., 2 square, 4 square, handball).

S1.E23.4

Volleys a ball with a 2-hand overhead pattern, sending it upward, demonstrating 4 of the 5 critical elements of a mature pattern.

S1.E24.4a

Strikes an object with a short- handled implement while demonstrating a mature pattern.

S1.E24.4b

Strikes an object with a short- handled implement, alternating hits with a partner over a low net or against a wall.

S1.E25.4

Strikes an object with a long handled implement (e.g., hockey stick, golf club, bat, tennis racket, badminton racket), while demonstrating 3 of the 5 critical elements of a mature pattern for the implement (grip, stance, body orientation, swing plane and follow-through).

S1.E26.4

Combines traveling with the manipulative skills of dribbling, throwing, catching and striking in teacher- and/ or student-designed small-sided practice-task environments

S1.E27.4

Creates a jump-rope routine with either a short or long rope.

S1.E3.4

Uses spring-andstep take-offs and landings specific to gymnastics.

S1.E4.4

Performs jumping & landing actions with balance. Note: This outcome applies to both horizontal and vertical jumping & landing.

S1.E5.4

Combines locomotor movement patterns and dance steps to create and perform an original dance

S1.E6.4

Combines traveling with manipulative skills of dribbling, throwing, catching and striking in teacher- and/or student-designed small-sided practice tasks.

S1.E7.4

Balances on different bases of support on apparatus, demonstrating levels and shapes.

S1.E8.4

Transfers weight from feet to hands, varying speed and using large extensions (e.g., mule kick, handstand, cartwheel)

S2.E1.4a

Applies the concept of open spaces to combination skills involving traveling (e.g., dribbling and traveling).

S2.E1.4b

Applies the concept of closing spaces in small-sided practice tasks.

S2.E1.4c

Dribbles in general space with changes in direction and speed.

S2.E2.4

Combines movement concepts with skills in small-sided practice tasks, gymnastics and dance environments.

S2.E3.4a

Applies the movement concepts of speed, endurance and pacing for running.

S2.E3.4b

Applies the concepts of direction and force when striking an object with a short-handled implement, sending it toward a designated target

S2.E5.4a

Applies simple offensive strategies and tactics in chasing and fleeing activities.

S2.E5.4b

Applies simple defensive strategies/ tactics in chasing and fleeing activities.

S2.E5.4c

Recognizes the types of kicks needed for different games and sports situations.

S3.E1.4

Analyzes opportunities for participating in physical activity outside physical education class.

S3.E2.4

Actively engages in the activities of physical education class, both teacher-directed and independent.

S3.E3.4

Identifies the components of health-related fitness

S3.E4.4

Demonstrates warm-up & cooldown relative to the cardio-respiratory fitness assessment.

S3.E5.4a

Completes fitness assessments (pre- & post-).

S3.E5.4b

Identifies areas of needed remediation from personal test and, with teacher assistance, identifies strategies for progress in those areas.

S3.E6.4

Discusses the importance of hydration and hydration choices relative to physical activities.

S4.E1.4

Exhibits responsible behavior in independent group situations.

S4.E2.4

Reflects on personal social behavior in physical activity.

S4.E3.4

Listens respectfully to corrective feedback from others (e.g., peers, adults).

S4.E4.4a

Praises the movement performance of others both moreand less-skilled.

S4.E4.4b

Accepts players of all skill levels into the physical activity.

S4.E5.4

Exhibits etiquette and adherence to rules in a variety of physical activities.

S4.E6.4

Works safely with peers and equipment in physical activity settings.

S5.E1.4

Examines the health benefits of participating in physical activity.

S5.E2.4

Rates the enjoyment of participating in challenging and mastered physical activities.

S5.E3.4

Ranks the enjoyment of participating in different physical activities.

S5.E4.4

Describes & compares the positive social interactions when engaged in partner, small-group and large-group physical activities.