Physical Education / Perceptual Motor Training
PE Mission Statement:
"To empower students with the strategies and self-efficacy necessary to promotes the desire to live a healthy and active life-style for all San Mateo-Foster City students."
Physical Education (PE):
Physical Education is the planned, progressive learning that takes place during school curriculum time and which is delivered to all pupils. This involves both ‘learning to move’ (i.e. becoming more physically competent and literate) and ‘moving to learn’ (e.g. learning through movement, a range of skills and understandings beyond physical activity, such as co-operating with others and sportsmanship). The context for the learning is through physical activity, with children experiencing a broad range of activities, including fitness challenges, sport, and dance. At Audubon, PE is provided for 3rd-5th grades. See SMFCSD PE policies and practices for more information.
Perceptual Motor Training (PMT):
Perceptual Motor Training is the process of improving the smoothness and accuracy of body movements. It not only provides the building blocks necessary for complicated movements in playing sports, but also for non-competitive activities like dance and overall fitness. PMT is also important for calibrating simple movements like reflexes and hand eye coordination as the body and environment change over time. At Audubon, PMT is provided for TK-2nd Grade.