BPS Physical Education Standards Book

PE Grade Levels

Grade 03


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Standard 1: Movement Patterns

PED-03.S1 Student demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
  • Locomotor Cluster:
    • PED-03.S1.01: Leaps using a mature pattern.
    • PED-03.S1.02: Travels showing differentiation between sprinting and running.
    • PED-03.S1.03: Jumps and lands in the horizontal plane using a mature pattern.
    • PED-03.S1.04: Jumps and lands in the vertical plane using a mature pattern.
    • PED-03.S1.05: Performs teacherselected and developmentally appropriate rhythmic activities/dance steps and movement patterns.
    • PED-03.S1.06: Performs a sequence of locomotor skills, transitioning from one skill to another smoothly and without hesitation (e.g., hop, skip, jump forward/backward).
  • Non Locomotor (stability) Cluster:
    • PED-03.S1.07: Transfers weight from feet to hands for momentary weight support.
    • PED-03.S1.08: Applies skill.
    • PED-03.S1.09: Applies skill.
    • PED-03.S1.10: Moves into and out of gymnastics balances with curling, twisting and stretching actions.
    • PED-03.S1.11: Combines locomotor skills and movement concepts (e.g., levels, shapes, extensions, pathways, force, time, flow) to create and perform dance/rhythmic movement.
    • PED-03.S1.12: Combines balance and weight transfers with movement concepts to create and perform dance/rhythmic movement.
  • Manipulative Cluster:
    • PED-03.S1.13: Throws underhand to a partner or target with reasonable accuracy
    • PED-03.S1.14: Throws overhand, demonstrating three of the five critical elements of a mature pattern, in nondynamic environments (closed skills), for distance and/or force.
    • PED-03.S1.16: Catches a gently tossed hand-sized ball from a partner, demonstrating four of the five critical elements of a mature pattern.
    • PED-03.S1.17: Dribbles and travels in general space at slow to moderate jogging speed with control of ball and body.
    • PED-03.S1.18: Dribbles with the feet in general space at slow to moderate jogging speed with control of ball and body. (
    • PED-03.S1.19: Passes and receives a ball with the inside of the foot to a stationary partner, givin on reception before returning the pass
    • PED-03.S1.21a: Uses a continuous running approach and intentionally performs a kick along the ground and a kick in the air, demonstrating four of the five critical elements of a mature pattern for each.
    • PED-03.S1.21b: Uses a continuous running approach and kicks a stationary ball for accuracy.
    • PED-03.S1.22: Volleys an object with an underhand or sidearm striking pattern, sending it forward over a net, to the wall or over a line to a partner, while demonstrating four of the five critical elements of a mature pattern. (
    • PED-03.S1.24a: Strikes an object with a short-handled implement, sending it forward over a low net or to a wall.
    • PED-03.S1.24b: Strikes an object with a short-handled implement while demonstrating three of the five critical elements of a mature pattern.
    • PED-03.S1.25: Strikes a ball with a long-handled implement, sending it forward, while using proper grip for the implement (e.g., hockey stick, bat, golf club). Note: Use batting tee or ball tossed by teacher for batting.
    • PED-03.S1.27: Performs intermediate jump-rope skills (e.g., a variety of tricks, running in and out of long rope) for both long and short ropes.

Standard 2: Movement Concepts

PED-03.S2 Applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.
    • PED-03.S2.01: Recognizes the concept of open spaces in a movement context
    • PED-03.S2.02: Recognizes locomotor skills specific to a wide variety of physical activities.
    • PED-03.S2.03: Combines movement concepts (direction, levels, force, time) with skills as directed by the teacher.
    • PED-03.S2.04a: Employs the concept of alignment in gymnastics and dance.
    • PED-03.S2.04b: Employs the concept of muscular tension with balance in gymnastics and dance.
    • PED-03.S2.05a: Applies simple strategies and tactics in chasing activities.
  • PED-03.S2.05b: Applies simple strategies in fleeing activities.

Standard 3: Physical Activity

PED-03.S3 Demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
    • PED-03.S3.01a: Charts participation in physical activities outside physical education class (e.g., indoor and outdoor recess).
    • PED-03.S3.01b: Identifies physical activity benefits as a way to become healthier.
    • PED-03.S3.02: Engages in the activities of physical education class without teacher prompting.
    • PED-03.S3.03: Describes the concept of fitness and provides examples of physical activity to enhance fitness.
    • PED-03.S3.04: Recognizes the importance of warmup & cool-down relative to vigorous physical activity.
    • PED-03.S3.05: Demonstrates, with teacher direction, the health-related fitness components.
    • PED-03.S3.06: Identifies foods that are beneficial for before and after physical activity.

Standard 4: Behavior in PE

PED-03.S4 Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.
    • PED-03.S4.01: Exhibits personal responsibility in teacher-directed activities.
    • PED-03.S4.02: Works independently for extended periods of time.
    • PED-03.S4.03: Accepts and implements specific corrective teacher feedback.
    • PED-03.S4.04a: Works cooperatively with others.
    • PED-03.S4.04b: Recognizes others for their success/effort in movement performance.
    • PED-03.S4.05: Recognizes the role of rules and etiquette in physical activity with peers.
    • PED-03.S4.06: Works independently and safely in physical activity settings.

Standard 5: Fitness Concepts

PED-03.S5 Recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.
    • PED-03.S5.01: Discusses the relationship between physical activity and good health.
    • PED-03.S5.02: Discusses the challenge that comes from learning a new physical activity.
    • PED-03.S5.03: Reflects on the reasons for enjoying selected physical activities.
    • PED-03.S5.04: Describes the positive social interactions that come when engaged with others in physical activity.