PYP3 (Grade 3) PE

Physical education in a PYP school is more than just student participation in sports and games. Its purpose should is:

  • to develop a combination of transferable skills promoting physical, intellectual, emotional and social development; 
  • to encourage present and future choices that contribute to long-term healthy living; 
  • to understand the cultural significance of physical activities for individuals and communities. 

The development of overall well-being is defined through three common strands that have relevance to all teachers: 

  • Identity
  • Active Living 
  • Interactions. 

These strands are concept driven and have been designed to interact with each other, working together to support the overall development of students. 

What will students will be working on this year?

Active Living (Phase 2)

  • Recognize the importance of regular exercise in the development of well-being
  • Identify healthy food choices
  • Reflect on the interaction between body systems during exercise
  • Communicate their understanding of the need for good hygiene practices

Interactions (Phase 2)

  • identify ways to live a healthier lifestyle
  • understand that there are substances that can cause harm to health
  • demonstrate an understanding of the principles of training in developing and maintaining fitness
  • demonstrate greater body control when performing movements

Identity (Phase 2)

  • describe similarities and differences between themselves and others through the exploration of cultures, appearance, gender, ethnicity, and personal preferences
  • express hopes, goals and aspirations
  • recognize others’ perspectives and accommodate these to shape a broader view of the world
  • reflect on inner thoughts and self-talk