Physical Education

  • Philosophy

    The 1-6 Physical Education program at Richboro Elementary is an integral part of the total education experience. The specific and unique function of Physical Education is the development of physically, mentally, emotionally and socially fit students through the medium of physical activity. A well-balanced program should offer students the opportunity to develop an acceptable level of fitness, a broad spectrum of physical skills,and the knowledge necessary to use these skills and maintain fitness for a lifetime of active participation.


    P.E. Lesson Format

    Our daily lesson plan is broken down into three major areas. In each of these areas we include activities that develop skills and concentrate on elements that coincide with each other.
    • Introductory Activity (3-5 min.): Students engage in an activity that prepares them for fitness.
    • Fitness (6-10 min.): During the fitness portion of the lesson, the body will be stressed in order to develop qualities of physical fitness – strength, flexibility, and cardio.
    • Lesson Focus (20-30 min.): The purpose is to carry out the objectives of the Physical Education program


    In the interest of safety, sneakers/closed toe shoes must be worn for PE class. Closed shoes are to be worn for any type of physical activity, such as physical education etc. Shoelaces must be tightened and tied, not tucked. Sandals are not permitted. Please have your child dress in comfortable, functional clothing for PE days. Proper clothing is essential for safety, participation, and individual achievement. Jewelry shall not be worn to PE if it presents a safety hazard to self and/or others. This will also help to eliminate the possibility of lost or broken items. Thank you for your assistance in helping to make Richboro Elementary's PE program a successful and safe one for everyone involved.


    If students cannot participate for a medical reason, a note from home will excuse him/her for that day. A doctor’s note is required if the student is to be excused for a period longer than a week. Students may be required to participate in class in an inactive capacity. Please make sure that the excuse has the student’s first and last name, date(s) to be excused, and reason for excuse.

    Thank you,
    Mr. Johnson & Mr. Donohoe