Wellness is the new name for Physical Education at the Yeshivah of Flatbush. Comprehensive Health and Physical Education are complementary disciplines sharing a similar, yet distinctive, body of knowledge. Our curriculum is being rebuilt around standards that provide a consolidated approach to instruction with wellness as a common theme. Our goal is to teach students to take responsibility for their actions, stay physically fit and prepare for a healthy and active lifestyle.
ELEMENTARY PHYSICAL EDUCATION – Grades K-4
At the elementary level, Physical Education provides all children with instruction in basic movement skills. Classes are designed to create an enjoyable and worthwhile experience for every child, where each child will learn movement skills that will enhance his/her life. These skills include the following: balance, strength, flexibility, agility, general coordination, body awareness, laterality, directionality, posture, rhythm, manipulative skills and loco-motor coordination.
We strive to develop efficient and effective and expressive movement in all children through our developmental programs in the primary grades. Cooperative skills leading towards desirable social concepts through individual, partner and group work are taught before competitive skills.
MIDDLE DIVISION PHYSICAL EDUCATION – Grades 5-8
The Middle School program is designed to build on the fundamental skills learned in the Elementary grades. The focus is to increase physical fitness through the development of skills for team, individual and life-time sports. Safety, strategy and sportsmanship are concepts and ideals stressed throughout the four-year curriculum. Additionally, students are given a foundation in learning about and being trained in how to monitor and assess personal fitness levels.
The concept of life-long physical fitness is the central theme of the Middle Division wellness curriculum. Please note that in accordance with Yeshivah of Flatbush guidelines, classes for boys and girls in grades 5-8 are conducted separately.
HIGH SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION – Grades 9-12
The High School Physical Education program is designed as the culmination of the educational process of inculcating in our students the recognition of how to live a healthy and active lifestyle and cultivate a positive sense of self. Courses build on the foundation set at the Elementary grades and enhanced during the Middle School years to provide students with the skills to monitor and assess healthy personal fitness levels. Students will explore advanced concepts in personal fitness skill development as well as skill development and game strategies for success in individual and team game settings.
In addition to the traditional gymnasium and outdoor activities, the Yeshivah of Flatbush wil be providing instructio in CPR and First Aid. Classes will be using the approved Red Cross Curriculumand instruction is provided by certified instructors.
At the High School, as in the earlier grades, the primary focus is on creating a knowledge base for life-long health and fitness and an appreciation for and hopefully participation in a lifetime of activity. Please note that in accordance with Yeshivah of Flatbush guidelines, classes for boys and girls in grades 9-12 are conducted separately.