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Our K-4 physical education program places an emphasis on the acquisition of basic movement skills. Some of these skills include jumping, hopping, skipping, galloping, running, rolling, bouncing, catching, throwing and balance. These skills are taught and used in simple games and stations as well as target-type activities, chasing/fleeing games, territory/invasion-type activities and net/wall striking and fielding games.
The basic movement skills are the building blocks for participation in all physical activity and are the prerequisites to lifelong physical activity. All students are expected to come to the gym with a positive attitude and a willingness to put in a good effort. Practice and hard work equals success in all that we do – the gym is the perfect atmosphere to learn these important life lessons.
Extracurricular activities for grades K-4 students are available throughout the year and include KM club, recess games, skipping and dance. The grades 4-6 Physical Education program still focuses on the basic movement skills, but these skills are practiced through a wide variety of sports and lead-up games and activities.In the fall, we focus on soccer and volleyball, winter leads into team handball, basketball, hockey and speed stacking. During the spring we usually focus on ultimate Frisbee, soccer/baseball, lacrosse and cricket as well as fun, low organized activities.Some extracurricular activities offered at Harrow include:
- Floor Hockey
- Track and Field
- KM Running club
- Speed Skating
- Outdoor Running Club
It is our hope that something the students are introduced to during school hours will spark an interest for them. There are not enough minutes in the school day to provide a healthy fitness level for children, but we do our best to ensure they are busy throughout the year! Also, with proper skill acquisition, confidence and a developed love for movement, hopefully students will continue being active outside of school hours with family and friends.