Grades 4-5 Team Sports

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Revised September 2010

Subject: Physical Education                                                           

Grade: 4 - 5

Unit: Team Sports                                                                                      


Essential Question(s):

  • How are we all going to play fairly?
  • How do I play with other students during the different sport?
  • Why are these games important?


Big Idea(s):

  • Students will demonstrate competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
  • Students will participate regularly in physical activity.
  • Students will exhibit responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.


CT State Standards (includes West Haven’s “Priority” GLES’s in BOLD and “Supporting” Standards)

  • Priority
    • E.11.3. Apply the understanding of physical activity concepts to developing movement sequences and game strategies
    • E.13.1. Understand, participate in the development of, and follow classroom rules; follow activity-specific rules, safety practices and procedures; and demonstrate etiquette and good sportsmanship in a variety of physical activity setting 
  • Supporting
    • E.9.5. Participate in a variety of modified games, developmentally appropriate tasks, activities, creative movement, dance and play
    • E.13.2. Work independently or cooperatively and productively with partners or in small groups to complete assigned tasks

“Unwrapped” Concepts and Skills, and Bloom Levels (BL)

Concepts(Need to Know)

Skills(Able to Do)








Instructional Planning

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