Physical Education

Athletes Playing Sports

❝Those who think they have no time for exercise will eventually have to make time for ILLNESS.❞

‒Edward Stanley

With 6% English Language Learners (ELLs), P.S.201 advocates for our ENL (English as a New Language) students and families. We embrace the culture and diversity of our students by selecting books, resources, and topics of interest our students can relate to. Our ENL teacher provides ELLs with language support, hands-on, and differentiated, small-group instruction with a speaking pace appropriate to their comprehension level. This instruction helps ELLs achieve academic success and be competitive amongst their native-English speaking peers.

Speaking more than one language is incredibly advantageous for all students. It is beneficial when applying to college, future careers, and maintaining a connection to their cultural identity and family. Language learning takes time and is a process. 

We do not insist upon only speaking English, and in fact encourage parents to speak with their children in their home language.Research has shown that the more proficient a student is in speaking their native language, the better they will perform learning a second language. As a school, we are empathetic and supportive of the second language learning process. We assess student progress by looking at improvements across reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills, as well as our ELA Curriculum data.

ENL at P.S.201 follows the pull-out model. Our ENL teacher works collaboratively with your student’s classroom teacher to deliver the most effective language support. 

Physical education (P.E.) is an important academic subject that teaches students to be physically active, work as a team, and set fitness goals that can last a lifetime. The fitness-based skills that students learn in P.E. is what emerging research shows is essential to learning.The goal of this physical education program is to develop a physically literate individual who has the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.

The Physical Education program at P.S. 201 creates opportunities for students to be introduced to different skills, games, and activities.The P.E. curriculum includes nontraditional activities such as cooperative games, circus arts, hitting with implements, etc. Students also get the opportunity to participate in traditional skills and games such as basketball, volleyball, etc.  Lower grade students focus on body control, spatial awareness, and basic object manipulation while upper grade students begin to apply those skills into game play.

Here at P.S. 201Q, we have many fun events throughout the school year that incorporates our physical fitness and skills.  Some events that vary from different grade levels include Field Day, sports/activity trips, and 100th Day of School.  All parents/guardians of students must fill out a Physical Education policy form to validate students participation. Students are required to wear sneakers in order to participate in Physical Education class.

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