USP offers a comprehensive P.E. program based on proven methodologies and scientific research in neural science, health, and movement. It has been designed to improve learning, health, fitness and to build student’s character and values. Our program covers the domains of personal, social, health, and physical education in a complete continuum across school life, within the academic curriculum, and in the school culture. It is a cross curricular and transdisciplinary P.E. program.
Our Physical Education Program is designed to support academic performance, improve health and promote school culture, spirit, and values. It is a broad, general, inclusive, and balanced curriculum.
In the lower grades, students will develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident, and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance, and coordination, individually and with others. Students will be taught to: master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing, and catching. Activities will focus on developing their gross motor skills.
As they progress, students will continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways. Students will use running, jumping, throwing, and catching in isolation and in combination, learn the basics of competitive games, modify where appropriate (i.e., mini soccer and mini-basketball), and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending. They will develop flexibility, strength, technique, control, and balance through athletics and gymnastics.