Elementary Physical Education Grade 2

0.5 Credits
18 weeks
athletic legs in sneakers at sunset during outdoor jogging at sunset.

In this course, students learn how to throw, catch, kick, strike, dance, swim, and do basic gymnastics while hitting their 60 minutes of daily fitness. Tag along with Riley and Ralph as they hustle for the muscle, play games, dance the Itsy-Bitsy Spider, and stretch the Cooked Spaghetti. Packed full of physical activities, this course empowers students as they design an exercise circuit, create fitness goals, plan a healthy meal, and imagine the perfect team mate.

Please view the Elementary Parents Guide for Grades K-2 with guidance on helping your student transition to online learning and thrive at VLACS.

Major Topics and Concepts

Segment One

Locomotor movements
Underhand and overhand throwing
Cardiovascular health

Segment Two

Fitness resources
Improving movement

Course Materials

To achieve success, students are expected to submit work in each course weekly. Students can learn at their own pace; however, “any pace” still means that students must make progress in the course every week. To measure learning, students complete self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, projects, discussion-based assessments, and discussions. Students and families are expected to maintain regular contact with teachers because, when teachers, students, and parents work together, students are successful.

Required Materials – Please view the list of materials before registering.


Fitness and Nutrition

I can create a warm-up and cool-down routine. I can explain the benefits of heart health from regular activity. I can analyze my fitness level from my performance in physical activities. I can create an achievable fitness goal. I can categorize foods in food groups. I can evaluate my fitness with the use of measuring tools.

Fitness Improvements

I can create a dance sequence. I can identify swimming strokes. I can explain improvements as a result of practicing a skill. I can explain the importance of participating in fitness assessments. I can identify physical activities that provide confidence and challenges. I can describe a skill where weight is transferred to my hands.

Safety and Locomotor Movements

I can explain safety rules for physical activities. I can describe movements to get around objects. I can identify activities that increase heart rate. I can describe the cues of an overhand throw. I can explain defense. I can compare moderate and vigorous physical activities.

Sportsmanship and Skills

I can explain sportsmanship. I can identify the expression of feelings through physical activities. I can select healthy foods. I can explain the health benefits of physical activity. I can describe the cues to strike an object with an implement. I can describe the cues to kick a ball while moving.