Physical Education

The K - 3 physical education program provides an introduction and instruction to a wide variety of traditional and dynamic fun lead-up activities that promote fitness and enhance motor coordination and skills. Participation, effort, sportsmanship, and following the 5C’s are at the heart of the program.

Competition is kept to a minimum to strengthen self-image and confidence. Cooperation in group games and teamwork are emphasized in all activities. We believe that P.E. should be a fun and rewarding experience for everyone and the progress of all students is most important, no matter the skill level or athletic ability. Praise and recognition are always given for participation, effort, good sportsmanship, and positive 5C's behavior.

Kindergarten and Grade 1
Introduced to proper form and techniques in traditional sports.

Grade 2
Review basic fundamentals and techniques in traditional sports.

Grade 3
Fundamentals of traditional team sports are repeated and enhanced through fun lead up games. Team concepts and strategies are introduced to prepare for the upper school when students participate in our after school sports program.


K-3 lower school students participate in the Presidential Physical Fitness Program, which includes five challenges that measure agility, upper body strength, flexibility, core strength, and endurance. They also participate in the JTD Junior Olympics involving seven different track and field events.

At a Glance

Kindergarten - Grades 1 - 3
Meet 3 periods a week

Grades 4 - 6
Meet 4 periods a week
Participate in sports competition

Skill Themes

List of 3 items.

  • Kindergarten Group Games and Skill Themes

    Number gamesLine TagCapture the Pearl
    StationsFlag TagSock it To Me
    ParachuteRelaysBasketball activities
    Indoor SoccerKickballTrack and Field Events
    Musical HoopsMagic BallSharks and Minnows
    Creative PlayScootersPrisoner Ball
    Movement gamesRelaysTee Ball / Whiffle Ball
    Four Ball SoccerDiamond Games

                                                                                                          
    September - October
    Movement games, group games

    November - December
    Introduction to fitness, group games

    January - February
    Basketball, Soccer, group games

    March

    Introduction to Junior Olympics (Track and Field)

    April - June
    Net games, Kickball, Tee Ball, group games
  • Grade 1 and 2 Group Games and Skill Themes

    Number gamesLine TagCapture the Pearl
    StationsFlag TagSock It To Me
    ParachuteRelaysBasketball activities
    Indoor SoccerKickballTrack and Field Events
    Pumpkin RelaysSharks and MinnowsMagic Ball
    Creative PlayScootersPrisoner Ball


    GirlsBoys
    September - OctoberBasketball, group gamesFlag Football, group games
    November - DecemberFitness, group gamesSoccer, Fitness, group games
    January - FebruarySoccer, group gamesBasketball, group games
    MarchJunior OlympicsJunior Olympics
    April - JuneVolleyball, net and group gamesBaseball, group games
  • Grade 3 Group Games and Skill Themes

    Number gamesLine TagCapture the Pearl
    StationsFlag TagMagic Ball
    Indoor SoccerKickballDiamond Games
    Pumpkin RelaysNet GamesSharks and Minnows
    Creative PlayFour Ball SoccerMovement Games


    GirlsBoys
    September - OctoberBasketball, group gamesFlag Football, group games
    November - DecemberFitness, group gamesSoccer, Fitness, group games
    January  - FebruarySoccer, group gamesBasketball, group games
    MarchJunior OlympicsJunior Olympics
    April - MayVolleyball, net and group gamesBaseball, group games
    JuneCoed IntramuralsCoed Intramurals

Grades 4, 5, 6 - Upper School

The goal of the 4-6 physical education program is the development of the total individual through traditional and dynamic activities related to the use of students’ body and mind. Emphasis is placed on the important values of sportsmanship, team cooperation, fair play, and respect. Students are given instruction, guidance, and encouragement that develop and improve overall fitness and existing social, motor, and cognitive skills.
 
Upper school students are encouraged and permitted to play on our after school athletic teams and annual track meet. See Student Life - Athletics

Sports and Activities in the Upper School

Girls:
  • Basketball and group games
  • Fitness and Soccer
  • Soccer and group games
  • Junior Olympics/Track
  • Volleyball and group games
  • Coed Intramural games
Boys:
  • Flag Football and group games
  • Fitness and Basketball
  • Basketball and group games
  • Junior Olympics/Track
  • Baseball, Soccer, group games
  • Coed Intramural games

The John Thomas Dye School

11414 Chalon Road
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone: (310) 476-2811

Located In Los Angeles, CA, John Thomas Dye is an independent school for grades K-6. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.