Physical education classes at Cumru introduce students to a variety of activities, games and sports designed to develop physical and social skills. During instructional activity periods, students foster cooperation and sportsmanship in a healthy competitive atmosphere while improving physical fitness and motor skills. From a variety of tag games to the introductory skills of individual and team sports, children are motivated to learn through maximum participation. Balls, jump ropes, scooters, bean bags, parachutes and tumbling mats all add to the excitement of learning in physical education.
You can help maximize your child’s learning experience by having your child wear sneakers and comfortable clothes for exercise and play. Open-toe and open-heel footware are not acceptable or safe for physical education participation. Depending upon the weather, gym classes are conducted outside from September to November and April to June, so outerwear is sometimes necessary.
If for some reason your child needs to be excused from gym class (illness, injury, etc.), a note from a parent or doctor is appreciated. For children with special needs, there are adapted P.E. classes available on an as-needed basis. Ask your child about their physical education activities and try them at home. Your participation with your child will help reinforce the skills learned in the Cumru gym.