Hi, my name is Ms. Flynn. I have been teaching physical education at SHCA for six years.
The goal of physical education is to allow all students to develop the knowledge and skills to manage regular, lifelong physical activity to help ensure a healthy and productive life. Sacred Heart Catholic Academy Physical Education offers an age appropriate curriculum that bolsters an understanding of a variety of activities that emphasize knowledge, competence, fitness, cooperation and skill development. Physical education involves the social, emotional, intellectual and physical development of your child. A Latin phrase says it best, Sana mens in corpora sano, which means a sane mind and a healthy body. Please encourage your child to be active everyday!
Why is Exercise Important? How much physical activity should children get?
-Helps prevent diseases -60 minutes a day according to the CDC
-Improves stamina -Age appropriate activities
-Improves quality of life -Expose to wide variety of physical activity
-Strengthen and tones -Teach skills to help maintain lifetime health
-Controls weight -Encourage goal setting to see improvements
-Enhances flexibility -Focus feedback on process not product
Physical Education Class Rules
- Children must be wearing sneakers in order to participate. Sneakers with shoelaces or Velcro ONLY. No slip on sneakers will be permitted.
- No jewelry.
- Children must participate in all class activities.
- If you wish your child to be excused from class, a written note is required to explain the situation. If the child is excused for more than two consecutive classes, a doctors note is required. For extended absences a doctors note is required for your child to return to class.
- HAVE FUN!!
What’s going on in P.E.?
In Nursery through 2nd grade we are starting off the year with locomotor and gross motor movements as well as spacial awareness activities.
For grades 3 through 5 we are beginning with a group games unit. Please remind your children that we will be going outside as long as the weather permits.
As for Junior High we kicking off the year with a flag football unit. Classes will be going outside, weather permitting.
Other important information:
Circus Arts workshop will begin on Tuesday, December 12th!!