P.E. Class Overview
Newtown Middle School Physical Education
Personal growth, knowledge and skill acquisition is important to the NMS Physical Education Teachers. The following information is provided as a means for clarification of various aspects of the physical education grading policy.
Physical Education Class Goals:1. Students will demonstrate competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns in a variety of physical activities.
2. Students apply knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics related to movement and performance.
3. Students will demonstrate the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
4. Students will exhibit responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.
5. Students will recognize the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.
As in all classes at NMS, students are expected to come to Physical Education class prepared and ready to learn. Students are expected to put forth their best effort and always allow and encourage others to do the same. Cooperation and acceptance of individual differences are essential to ensure every student has a positive Physical Education experience. Unsportsmanlike conduct or disrespect toward others is never tolerated. General Physical Education Polices
Daily Attendance: Students must be in the locker rooms by the beginning of the period; 5 minutes to dress and report for attendance.
Medical Excuses: A parent note including: date, specific reason for excuse, extent of excused activity and a parent/guardian signature will excuse a student for a maximum of two consecutive days. In excess of two days the school requires a physician’s note. Excused notes are to be given to your teacher at the beginning of the period.A parent note including: date, specific reason for excuse, extent of excused activity and a parent/guardian signature will excuse a student for a maximum of two consecutive days. In excess of two days the school requires a physician’s note. Excused notes are to be given to your teacher at the beginning of the period.
Class Injuries: All injuries must be reported to the teacher immediately so that proper treatment can be given.All injuries must be reported to the teacher immediately so that proper treatment can be given.
Acceptable P.E. Attire: Sneakers MUST be worn during class. All shirts must have sleeves and be modest in nature. Pants that fit appropriately and shorts that are a minimum of 4 inches from the knees are acceptable.Sneakers MUST be worn during class. All shirts must have sleeves and be modest in nature. Pants that fit appropriately and shorts that are a minimum of 4 inches from the knees are acceptable.
Change Times: Students have five minutes at the beginning of the period to change and report to class and five minutes at the end of class to change for their next class.Students have five minutes at the beginning of the period to change and report to class and five minutes at the end of class to change for their next class.
Locker Room Behavior: Locker room behavior is to be the same as classroom behavior. Misbehavior in the locker rooms will not be tolerated.Locker room behavior is to be the same as classroom behavior. Misbehavior in the locker rooms will not be tolerated.
Physical Education Grading Polices
Daily Class Grade: Students will receive a daily grade of up to 25 points in the following five areas as outlined in the daily grading rubric (see attached).Students will receive a daily grade of up to 25 points in the following five areas as outlined in the daily grading rubric (see attached).
3. Skill Development
4. Cognitive Understanding
5. Personal and Social Leadership
Cognitive Assessments: Written assessments will be given throughout the year. Assessments include health and fitness concepts, sport history and rules, terminology and applied knowledge. The assessment will be worth up to 100 points and will be entered as a separate assignment for that quarter.Written assessments will be given throughout the year. Assessments include health and fitness concepts, sport history and rules, terminology and applied knowledge. The assessment will be worth up to 100 points and will be entered as a separate assignment for that quarter.
Physical Skill Assessments: Physical skills assessments will be given throughout the year. Skill assessments include observed skill acquisition, practice, refinement, and application. The assessment will be worth up to 100 points and will be entered as a separate assignment for that quarter.Physical skills assessments will be given throughout the year. Skill assessments include observed skill acquisition, practice, refinement, and application. The assessment will be worth up to 100 points and will be entered as a separate assignment for that quarter.
Homework: Homework Assignments will be given throughout the year. Homework will be supportive of the unit that the student is currently engaged in and be worth up to 100 points. The homework will be entered as a separate assignment for that quarter.Homework Assignments will be given throughout the year. Homework will be supportive of the unit that the student is currently engaged in and be worth up to 100 points. The homework will be entered as a separate assignment for that quarter.
N.M.S Physical Education Mission Statement
Newtown Middle School Daily Physical Education Grading Rubric
Models exemplary behavior and has a positive attitude. Shows respect for peers and instructors and utilizes positive language.
Consistently follows rules, has a good attitude, displays cooperation, and works well with others.
Inconsistently follows rules. Cooperation and respect is inconsistent.
Uncooperative toward peers and/or instructor. May bend rules, show anger or frustration toward others.
Does not follow rules, complains about activities, and/or has abusive and aggressive behavior or abusive language toward others.
Gives outstanding effort, models a high level of participation, is self-motivated and is committed to improving personal skills and fitness. Consistently prepared with sneakers and ready to begin class on time.
Consistent daily effort with a good level of participation. Quality movement during game play. On-task behavior and maintains personal skill level and fitness level..
Needs reminders or encouragement when it comes to participation. Minimal effort with little contribution to team play. Does not work hard to improve skills or fitness level.
Poor effort with little or no movement during activity. Excuses or socialization decrease activity level. No desire to improve skills or increase fitness level.
Avoids participation and is engaged in excessive socialization. Off-task behavior interferes with others’ learning. Is not concerned with skill improvement or personal fitness. Unprepared for physical activity or late to class.
Demonstrates excellent understanding of skills and strategies. Shows growth in skills and strategies.
Demonstrates basic skills and strategies with ease. Good skill and strategy development.
Preforms most skills and strategies at an introductory level. Satisfactory understanding of skill concepts.
Demonstrates inadequate skills with little or no development. Poor understanding of basic skills and game strategy.
Refusal to attempt or participate in skill development. Unable to demonstrate knowledge of basic skills or strategies.
Excellent knowledge of game rules, concepts, and safety practices.
Good knowledge of game rules, concepts, and safety practices.
Fair knowledge of game rules, concepts, and safety practices.
Poor knowledge of game rules, concepts, and safety practices.
Insufficient knowledge of game rules, concepts, and safety practices. No desire to learn these concepts.
Respectful of all classmates, helps others when needed, positive and fair game play. Models self-control and treats equipment with respect. Assumes a positive leadership role.
Supportive of all students in class. Follows directions and is an active listener. Stays on task and treats equipment with care.
Needs occasional reminders to listen and follow directions, follow safety rules, use equipment appropriately, or stay on task.
Needs frequent reminders to stay on task and follow directions. Argues with others or has a negative attitude toward others. Ignores safety rules.
Interrupts teacher during instruction, abuses equipment, is disrespectful toward others and/or refuses to stay on task.
Fall: Track & Field, Crossfit, Ultimate Frisbee, Football
Winter: Basketball, Volleyball, Team Handball, Cooperative Activities, Health & Fitness, International Games, Outdoor Hiking
Spring: Track & Field (Field Activities), Softball, Soccer, Wiffle Ball
Other Important Information
- Please do not bring food or beverages (other than water in a plastic bottle) to P.E.
- If you get injured in P.E., notify a teacher immediately.
- If you come to P.E. with an injury or illness, make sure you have either a note from home or a nurse pass. Otherwise you are expected to participate in class.
- Please leave all valuables in your hall locker. If you have something of value in class, give it to a P.E. teacher to lock in the office.
- If you encounter a problem during class with a peer, notify a P.E. teacher so we can help you with that problem.
- If you leave the gymnasium or fields for any reason (getting a drink, using the bathroom) you must notify a teacher.
- N.M.S Health Office (203) 426-7636 Fax: (203) 270-4553
2015-2016 Connecticut Fitness Test Standards
11 Years Old: 20 M Pacer Test Fitness Zone: 23-72, Sit &Reach: 8 Inches, Push-Ups: 8-20, Curl Ups: 15-28
12 Years Old: 20 M Pacer Test Fitness Zone: 32-72, Sit & Reach: 8 Inches, Push-Ups: 10-20, Curl-Ups: 18-36
13 Years Old: 20 M Pacer Test Fitness Zone: 41-83, Sit & Reach: 8 Inches, Push-Ups: 12-25, Curl-Ups: 21-40
14 Years Old: 20 M Pacer Test Fitness Zone: 41-83, Sit & Reach: 8 Inches, Push-Ups: 14-30, Curl-Ups: 24-45
11 Years Old: 20 M Pacer Test Fitness Zone: 15-41 , Sit & Reach: 10 Inches, Push-Ups: 7-15, Curl-Ups: 15-29
12 Years Old: 20 M Pacer Test Fitness Zone: 15-41 , Sit & Reach: 10 Inches, Push-Ups: 7-15, Curl-Ups: 18-32
13 Years Old: 20 M Pacer Test Fitness Zone: 23-51 ,Sit & Reach: 10 Inches, Push-Ups: 7-15, Curl-Ups: 18-32
14 Years Old: 20 M Pacer Test Fitness Zone: 23-51 ,Sit & Reach: 10 Inches, Push-Ups: 7-15, Curl-Ups: 18-32
For more information and a full description on the CT State Physical Fitness Standards please visit:
Physical Education - Test Administrator's Manual
What is the FITT Principle?
Think of The FITT principle as a set of rules that must be adhered to in order to benefit from any form of fitness training program.
These rules relate to the Frequency, Intensity, Type and Time (FITT) of exercise...
These four principles of fitness training are applicable to individuals exercising at low to moderate training levels and may be used to establish guidelines for both cardiorespiratory and resistance training.
The FITT principle is used to guide the development of unique and bespoke fitness plans that cater for an individual's specific needs.
Volleyball Quiz Study Guide
What is the only sequence in which 4 hits is allowed on one side?
If the ball hits the line during a volleyball game is the ball in our out?
What are examples of violations during a volleyball game?
What does a carry mean in volleyball?
Where should the server be when serving?
In which direction does a team rotate after regaining possession?
Can you use any part of your body to hit the ball?
P.E Book Club!
Exercise and Fitness
Jukes, Mavis. Be Healthy! It’s a Girl Thing: Food Fitness, and Feeling Great
Wadsworth, Andy.The Complete Practical Encyclopedia of Fitness Training: Body-Shape, Stamina, Power.
Harris, Jeffrey E. Deadly Choices: Coping with Health Risks in Everyday Life.
Bakewell, Lisa, ed.Fitness Information for Teens.
Sports Biographies - Titles are located by the first 3 letters of the person’s last name in the biography section of the library.
Jackie Robinson Baseball
Shaquille O’Neal Basketball
Peyton Manning Football
Derek Jeter Baseball
Mia Hamm Soccer
Michael Phelps Swimming
Alex Rodriguez Baseball
Danica Patrick Race car driver
Serena Williams Tennis
Ichiro Suzuki Baseball
Sports—a few suggestions:
Grabowski, John. Basketball
Kelley, James. Eyewitness Baseball
Hornby, Hugh. Eyewitness Soccer
Grabowski, John. Football
Holden, Stephen.Football: Passing
Holden, Stephen. Football: Rushing and Tackling
Mallozzi, Vincent. Hoop Drills: The Coach’s Guide
Jay, Jackson. Skateboarding Basics
Basketball Assessment Study Guide
N.M.S Physical Education
Basketball Unit Study Guide
For our basketball summative assessment, you will be tested on your knowledge of the following:
4 keys to remember when shooting the basketball
3 keys to remember when passing a basketball
3 keys to remember when dribbling a basketball
During a basketball game, what is:
When on offense, if you do not possess the ball, what should you be doing?
How is basketball considered a lifetime activity?
What physical, social, or health benefits can be derived from participating in the sport of basketball?
History and Fun Facts of Basketball
THESE WERE THE FIRST RULES FOR THE SPORT OF BASKETBALL!!!
- The ball may be thrown in any direction with one or with both hands.
- The ball may be batted in any direction with one or both hands (never with the fist).
- A player can't run with the ball. The player must throw it from the spot on which he catches it, allowance to be made for a man who catches the ball when running at a good speed. Running with the ball is called traveling.
- The ball must be held in or between the hands; the arms or body must not be used for holding it.
- No shouldering, holding, pushing, tripping, or striking in any way the person of an opponent shall be allowed; the first infringement of this rule by any player shall count as a foul, the second shall disqualify him until the next goal is made, or, if there was evident intent to injure the person, for the whole of the game, no substitute allowed.
- A foul is striking at the ball with the fist, violation of Rules 3, 4, and such as described in Rule 5.
- If either side makes three consecutive fouls, it shall count a goal for the opponents (consecutive means without the opponents in the mean time making a foul).
- A goal shall be made when the ball is thrown or batted from the grounds into the basket and stays there, providing those defending the goal do not touch or disturb the goal. If the ball rests on the edges, and the opponent moves the basket, it shall count as a goal.
- When the ball goes out of bounds, it shall be thrown into the field of play by the person first touching it. In case of a dispute, the umpire shall throw it straight into the field. The thrower-in is allowed five seconds; if he holds it longer, it shall go to the opponent. If any side persists in delaying the game, the umpire shall call a foul on that side.
- The umpire shall be judge of the women and men and shall note the fouls and notify the referee when three consecutive fouls have been made. He shall have power to disqualify men according to Rule 5.
- The referee shall be judge of the ball and shall decide when the ball is in play, in bounds, to which side it belongs, and shall keep the time. He shall decide when a goal has been made, and keep account of the goals with any other duties that are usually performed by a referee.
- The time shall be two 15-minute halves, with five minutes' rest between.
- The side making the most baskets in that time shall be declared the winner. In case of a draw, the game may, by agreement of the captains, be continued until another goal is made.
In the very beginning the color of the basketball was brown, but later it was changed into a brighter color; that is orange.
The first basketball game took place in 1982, where the court was half the size of today's courts, and only one point was scored during the match.
The NBA (National Basketball Association) was founded in 1949, after the combination of the NBL (National Basketball League) and the BAA (Basketball Associate of America).
Basketball was first played by a soccer ball until it was changed in 1929.
Michael Jordan is considered one of the best basketball players around the world. The record score of 5,987 made him a legend in the world of basketball.
The reason why a backboard was added is because the audience in the balcony used to interfere in the game by handling the ball.
In 1967, slam dunks were considered illegal; nine years later it was legalized again.
The first hoop was like a peach with a bottom and every time a team scores, the referee would climb a ladder to get the ball.
Women's basketball began in 1892, and some rules were modified to fit women.
The game was made an official Olympic game in berlin Germany, 1936.
Components of Fitness Study Guide
The Five Components of Health Related Fitness
Cardiovascular Endurance- The ability of the heart and lungs to deliver oxygen to working muscles. Examples include running, cycling, swimming, and using an elliptical trainer. The fitness tests associated with this include the mile run and the Pacer.
Muscular Strength- The maximum force that is generated by a muscle. Examples include weight training with dumbbells or weight machines. Some fitness tests used to measure muscular strength include the push-up, pull-up, or flexed arm hang.
Muscular Endurance- The ability to contract a muscle many times without tiring or holding a contraction for a long period of time. Examples include wall seats, plank holds, and shoulder touches. The fitness test associated with this component is curl-ups.
Flexibility- The range of motion at a given joint. Various upper and lower-body stretches can increase flexibility. The test used to measure flexibility is the sit and reach.
Body Composition- The makeup of body tissues including bone, muscle, and fat. You can calculate Body Mass Index (BMI) by using a formula that includes your height and weight. You may also have a body fat measurement using skinfold calipers or certain electronic scales.