•   Physical Education and Health Education
    Physical Education 

    Primary grades Physical Education is taught for three forty minute periods per week, for boys and girls in grades one, two and three. Kindergarten students receive physical education for one twenty minute period every other week. This course, taught by primary physical education specialists has as its essence a theme of basic movement exploration.

    Basic movement exploration is a foundational structure and process portion of physical education which is characterized by the experimental study of

    •     time, space, force and flow as the elements of movement
    •   the physical laws of motion and the principles of human movement which govern the human body’s movement, and
    •      the vast variety of creative and efficient movements which the human body is capable of procuring through manipulation of movement variables.


    In addition, the Physical Education program is implemented in such a way as to develop:

    • an individual with a positive self-image
    • attitudes of sportsmanship, cooperation and positive social interaction
    • gross motor and fine motor skills
    • problem solving skills
    • cardiopulmonary, cardiovascular and muscular strength and endurance


    Through activities and games conducted in an atmosphere that encourages participation in primarily non-competitive situations.District goals, outlined by the Board of Education, are used in applicable activities and identified whenever possible.

    Currently, games and skills of other cultures throughout the world are researched and incorporated in classes from kindergarten through the third grade.

    Anticipated Student oucomes


    A.        KNOWLEDGE (Information and Concepts)

    The student will:

    1. Understand movement problems, think about them and seek increasingly more skillful, thoughtful, and original ways to solve them. (C,E)
    2. Carry tasks to completion. (N)

    B.        ATTITUDES

    1. Appreciate others like and unlike themselves. (B,l)


    1. Demonstrate self-motivation, self-determination, and self discipline so that he/she grows in appreciation of self confidence. (G,H)
    2. Demonstrate working with and helping others. (l,K,M)
    3. Demonstrate success in movement so that he/she have an increasing appreciation for and enjoyment of movement. (G,H)
    4. Develop an understanding of and demonstrate the term “good sportsmanship.” (B,G)


    Health Education



    Vision Statement

    To have students who are health literate, having the capacity to obtain, interpret, and understand basic health information and services and the competence to use this knowledge in ways which enhance health.


    Mission Statement

    To provide effective education designed to motivate and assist all students to maintain and/or improve their health and safety and reduce injury and disease related risks.


    Goal Statement

    It is the goal of the Montgomery Township School District, through a planned, developmentally appropriate health education curriculum, to impart students with the skills necessary to develop a lifestyle that fosters good health and contributes to the well being of the community.