Elementary Physical Education

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    PCS Elementary Physical Education

    In the elementary grades, states SHAPE, the physical education program emphasizes the development of fundamental locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills through the main content areas of educational games, dance, and gymnastics. The movement framework, (i.e., body, space, effort, and relationship) is also a part of the core content and is the basis for developing, expanding, and refining children’s range of motor skills and awareness. Quality instruction by physical education professionals is critical if children are to develop fundamental motor patterns (e.g. jump, throw, skip, hop, catch, and kick). The motor skill foundations established during the elementary grades may enhance children’s social, cognitive and physical development and increase the likelihood of continued interest and participation in physical activity. Fitness at elementary grades is supported by a rich experience in many basic movement forms.

    In Pinellas County, Physical Education is part of the required curriculum in elementary school and is scheduled for 150 minutes per week with a minimum of 30 minutes for any day that physical education is provided. Physical education classes are staffed by a certified physical education teachers and non-certified assistants.

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Elementary School Curriculum Timelines

  • See what Pre K-5th Grade students are doing in their Physical Education courses for the year.  These Year at a Glances will show the units being taught, how long they are taught, and when teachers will be covering certain content!  Click on the links below to check it out!


    Pre-K Timeline

    K-2 Timeline

    3-5 Timeline


Department Contacts

  • Athletics, Pre K-12 Physical Education, Health Education, Driver’s Education, and School Wellness

    Al Bennett


    Athletics, Health, PE, Driver's Ed, and School Wellness


    (727) 588-6125

    Ashley Grimes


    PreK-12 Health and Physical Education


    (727) 588-6346

    Kelly Hicks

    Instructional Staff Developer

    PreK-12 Health and Physical Education


    (727) 588-6319