Elementary Physical Education Grade 5

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

The Elementary PE course teaches students about healthy habits and activities. It builds on what they have learned in previous lessons and provides age-appropriate activities. Students learn skills like throwing, catching, kicking, striking, dancing, swimming, and basic gymnastics. They also learn about eating a healthy diet, working as a team, and being a good sport. The course encourages them to be active for 60 minutes every day and set goals to improve their physical abilities.

Please view the Elementary Parents Guide for Grades 3-5 with guidance on helping your student transition to online learning and thrive at VLACS.

Major Topics and Concepts

Module 01: Catch On to Safety

  • 01.00 Module One Pretest
  • 01.01 Safety
  • 01.02 Fitness Assessment 1
  • 01.03 Locomotor Movement
  • 01.04 Throwing and Catching—Project-Based Assessment
  • 01.05 Module One Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 01.06 Module One Assessment

Module 02: Building Your Body

  • 02.00 Module Two Pretest
  • 02.01 Flexibility
  • 02.02 Cardiovascular Health
  • 02.03 Strength
  • 02.04 Nutrition—Project-Based Assessment
  • 02.05 Fitness Assessment 2
  • 02.06 Module Two Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 02.07 Module Two Assessment

Module 03: Striking with Respect

  • 03.00 Module Three Pretest
  • 03.01 Sportsmanship and Teamwork
  • 03.02 Nutrition and Water
  • 03.03 Striking
  • 03.04 Kicking—Project-Based Assessment
  • 03.05 Module Three Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 03.06 Module Three Assessment

Module 04: Building My Best

  • 04.00 Module Four Pretest
  • 04.01 Dance
  • 04.02 Gymnastics and Swimming
  • 04.03 Fitness Resources
  • 04.04 Improve Movement—Project-Based Assessment
  • 04.05 Fitness Assessment 3
  • 04.06 Module Four Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 04.07 Module Four Assessment

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.


Food Groups and Heart Rate

I can select specific warm-up and cool-down activities for specific sports. I can identify a target heart rate. I can create opportunities to raise my heart rate during physical activity. I can explain the FITT principle’s use in developing muscular endurance and muscular strength workouts. I can categorize food into different groups. I can create short-term and long-term fitness goals based on my fitness assessments.

Leadership & Healthy Lifestyle

I can describe ways to influence individuals to participate in physical activities. I can create a balanced daily diet. I can explain how carbohydrates, fats, and proteins affect my body. I can identify the proper offensive and defensive positions for players in net games. I can compare different sports skills and identify similar skill patterns and concepts. I can create a game that uses different sport skills, strategies, and rules.

Safety and Health Related Fitness

I can describe the safe use of equipment during physical activities. I can explain strategies for riding a bike safely. I can analyze my current physical fitness level to make improvements. I can identify an exercise for each of the health-related fitness components. I can explain the cues of an overhand throw. I can create practice activities that can improve catching and throwing.

Technology and Fitness Analysis

I can create a dance sequence using a variety of skills and movements. I can create a movement routine. I can explain the technology used to enhance participation in physical activities. I can interpret feedback from technology to assess performance. I can analyze physical fitness performance to make suggestions for improvements. I can identify the physical activities that address each component of fitness.