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Physical Education - 1st

Introduction to Physical Education

Welcome to your first grade Physical Education class! In this lesson, we will learn about the importance of physical activity, basic movements, and how to stay healthy and active. Get ready to have fun while moving your body!

Learning Outcomes:

  • Know the benefits of physical activity
  • Understand basic movements
  • Can perform simple exercises


This lesson will be taught through a combination of interactive discussions, demonstrations, and physical activities. Students will actively participate in various exercises and games to reinforce their understanding of the concepts.


  • Open space (such as a gymnasium or playground)
  • Cones or markers
  • Music player
  • Printed visuals of basic movements (optional)


1. Begin the lesson by discussing the importance of physical activity. Ask students why they think it is important to exercise and stay active. Encourage them to share their ideas and experiences.

2. Introduce the concept of basic movements, such as running, jumping, hopping, skipping, and crawling. Show visuals or demonstrate each movement to help students understand.

3. Divide the class into small groups and assign each group a different basic movement. Instruct them to practice and come up with a short demonstration of their assigned movement.

4. Allow each group to perform their demonstration in front of the class. Encourage other students to observe and identify the movement being performed.

5. Play some upbeat music and lead the class in a fun warm-up exercise. Incorporate different basic movements and encourage students to follow along.

6. Set up a simple obstacle course using cones or markers. Guide students through the course, demonstrating each movement as they navigate through it. Encourage students to take turns and practice the movements.

7. Conclude the lesson by discussing the benefits of physical activity and how it helps keep our bodies healthy and strong. Ask students to share their favorite movement or exercise from the lesson.


1. Group Demonstrations: Students will work in small groups to practice and demonstrate assigned basic movements.

2. Obstacle Course: Students will navigate through a simple obstacle course, practicing different basic movements.

3. Warm-up Exercise: Students will follow along with the teacher in a fun warm-up exercise, incorporating various basic movements.


To assess student learning, observe their participation and engagement during the activities. Ask questions throughout the lesson to check their understanding of the concepts. You can also have a brief discussion at the end to reinforce key takeaways.

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