Physical Education


Sycamore Middle School students will develop and apply skills needed in areas of movement concepts, team-building, fitness and fundamental motor skills and life long activities. Physical activity and health education will be provided to all students sixth through eighth grade.

Physical Education Curriculum

Sycamore Middle School students will be participating in a variety of physical activities throughout the school year. Our goal is to encourage life-long physical activity and give the students an opportunity to try and practice individual and team sports.

A week of Physical Education generally includes 2 days of fitness, either in the fitness center or the auxiliary gym, and 3 days of activity emphasizing a sport or game activity.

During fitness, the classes will be learning about the components of fitness.

The components of fitness are cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition.

  • Cardiovascular Endurance is the measure of how well the heart and lungs work during moderate to vigorous physical activity or exercise.  Cardiovascular Endurance Study Guide
  • Muscular Strength is the ability of the muscles to use force. Muscular Study Guide
  • Muscular Endurance is the ability of a muscle to repeatedly use force over a period of time.
  • Flexibility is the ability to move joints through a full range of motion. Bones Study Guide
  • Body Composition is the proportions of fat, bone, muscle, and fluid that make up body weight.
  • F.I.T.T. Principle is one of the foundations of exercise. It is a set of guidelines that help you set up a workout routine for maximum benefit. What is the F.I.T.T. Principle?