PE Grade Levels

Grade 04


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Standard 1: Movement Patterns

PED-04.S1 Student demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
  • Locomotor Cluster:
    • PED-04.S1.01: Uses various locomotor skills in a variety of small-sided practice tasks, dance/rhythmic movements and educational gymnastics experiences.
    • PED-04.S1.02: Runs for distance using a mature pattern.
    • PED-04.S1.03: Uses spring-andstep take-offs and landings specific to gymnastics.
    • PED-04.S1.04: Uses spring-and-step take-offs and landings specific to gymnastics.
    • PED-04.S1.05: Combines locomotor movement patterns and dance steps to create and perform an original dance
    • PED-04.S1.06: Combines traveling with manipulative skills of dribbling, throwing, catching and striking in teacher and/or student-designed small-sided practice tasks.
  • Non Locomotor (stability) Cluster:
    • PED-04.S1.07: Balances on different bases of support on apparatus (e.g., balance beam, bench, BOSU ball), demonstrating levels and shapes.
    • PED-04.S1.08: Transfers weight from feet to hands varying speed and using large extensions (e.g., mule kick, handstand, cartwheel). (
    • PED-04.S1.09: Applies skill
    • PED-04.S1.10: Moves into and out of balances on apparatus with curling, twisting and stretching actions.
    • PED-04.S1.11: Combines locomotor skills and movement concepts (e.g., levels, shapes, extensions, pathways, force, time, flow) to create and perform a dance/rhythmic movement with a partner.
    • PED-04.S1.12: Combines traveling with balance and weight transfers to create a gymnastics sequence with and without equipment or apparatus.
  • Manipulative Cluster:
    • PED-04.S1.13: Applies skill.
    • PED-04.S1.14a: Throws overhand using a mature pattern in a nondynamic environments (closed skills).
    • PED-04.S1.14b: Throws overhand to a partner or at a target with accuracy at a reasonable distance.
    • PED-04.S1.15: Throws to a moving partner with reasonable accuracy in a nondynamic environments (closed skills).
    • PED-04.S1.16: 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).
    • PED-04.S1.17a: Dribbles in self-space with both the preferred and nonpreferred hands using a mature pattern.
    • PED-04.S1.17b: Dribbles in general space in control of ball and body while increasing and decreasing speed.
    • PED-04.S1.18: Dribbles with the feet in general space with control of ball and body while increasing and decreasing speed.
    • PED-04.S1.19a: Passes and receives a ball with the insides of the feet to a moving partner in a nondynamic environments (closed skills).
    • PED-04.S1.19b: Receives and passes a ball with the outsides and insides of the feet to a stationary partner, giving on reception before returning the pass.
    • PED-04.S1.20: Dribbles with hands or feet in combination with other skills (e.g., passing, receiving, shooting).
    • PED-04.S1.21: Kicks along the ground and in the air, and punts using mature patterns.
    • PED-04.S1.22: Volleys underhand using a mature pattern, in a dynamic environment (e.g., 2 square, 4 square, handball).
    • PED-04.S1.23: Strikes/volleys with a two-hand over-head pattern, sending a ball upward while demonstrating four of the five critical elements of a mature pattern. (
    • PED-04.S1.24a: Strikes an object with a short-handled implement while demonstrating a mature pattern.
    • PED-04.S1.24b: Strikes an object with a short-handled implement, alternating hits with a partner over a low net or against a wall.
    • PED-04.S1.25: Strikes an object with a long-handled implement (e.g., hockey stick, golf club, bat, tennis or badminton racket), while demonstrating three of the five critical elements of a mature pattern for the implement (e.g., grip, stance, body orientation, swing plane and followthrough).
    • PED-04.S1.26: Combines traveling with the manipulative skills of dribbling, throwing, catching and striking in teacher-and/or student-designed, small-sided, practicetask environments.
    • PED-04.S1.27: Creates a jump-rope routine with either a short or long rope.

Standard 2: Movement Concepts

PED-04.S2 Applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.
    • PED-04.S2.01a: Applies the concept of open spaces to combination skills involving traveling, (e.g., dribbling and traveling).
    • PED-04.S2.01b: Applies the concept of closing spaces in small-sided practice tasks.
    • PED-04.S2.01c: Dribbles in general space with changes in direction and speed.
    • PED-04.S2.02: Combines movement concepts with skills in smallsided practice tasks, gymnastics and dance/rhythmic movement environments.
    • PED-04.S2.03a: Applies the movement concepts of speed, endurance and pacing for running.
    • PED-04.S2.03b: Applies the concepts of direction and force when striking an object with a short-handled implement, sending it towards a designated target.
    • PED-04.S2.04: Applies skill.
    • PED-04.S2.05a: Applies simple offensive strategies and tactics in chasing and fleeing activities.
    • PED-04.S2.05b: Applies simple defensive strategies and tactics in chasing and fleeing activities.
    • PED-04.S2.05c: Recognizes the type of kicks needed for different games and sports situations.

Standard 3: Physical Activity

PED-04.S3 Demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
    • PED-04.S3.01: Analyzes opportunities for participating in physical activity outside physical education class (e.g., indoor and outdoor recess).
    • PED-04.S3.02: Actively engages in the activities of physical education class, both teacherdirected and independent.(
    • PED-04.S3.03: Identifies the components of health-related fitness.
    • PED-04.S3.04: Demonstrates warmup & cool-down relative to the cardiorespiratory fitness assessment.
    • PED-04.S3.05a: Completes fitness assessments (pre- & post-) (e.g., Presidential Youth Fitness Program/FITNESSGRAM)
    • PED-04.S3.05b: Identifies areas of needed remediation from personal test and, with teacher assistance, identifies strategies for progress in those areas.
    • PED-04.S3.06: Discusses the importance of hydration and hydration choices relative to physical activities.

Standard 4: Behavior in PE

PED-04.S4 Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.
    • PED-04.S4.01: Exhibits responsible behavior in independent group situations.
    • PED-04.S4.02: Reflects on personal social behavior in physical activity.
    • PED-04.S4.03: Listens respectfully to corrective feedback from others. (e.g., peers, adults).
    • PED-04.S4.04a: Recognizes the movement performance of others both more and less skilled.
    • PED-04.S4.04b: Accepts players of all skill levels into the physical activity.
    • PED-04.S4.05: Exhibits etiquette and adherence to rules in a variety of physical activities.
    • PED-04.S4.06: Works safely with peers and equipment in physical activity settings.

Standard 5: Fitness Concepts

PED-04.S5 Recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.
    • PED-04.S5.01: Examines the health benefits of participating in physical activity.
    • PED-04.S5.02: Rates the enjoyment of participating in challenging and mastered physical activities.
    • PED-04.S5.03: Ranks the enjoyment of participating in different physical activities. (
    • PED-04.S5.04: Describes and compares the positive social interactions when engaged in partner, small-group and large-group physical activities.