What are Locomotor skills?


Motor skills in which the feet move the body from one place to another.  (Walking, Running, Hopping, Jumping, Skipping, Galloping, Sliding, Leaping)


What is Skill Progression?


Skill:  An ability and capacity acquired through deliberate, systematic, and sustained effort to smoothly and adaptively carryout complex activities or job functions involving ideas (cognitive skills), things (technical skills), and/or people (interpersonal skills).


Progression:  The process of developing gradually towards a more advanced state.


What is considered Mastering a Skill?


Mastering a skill means you have moved beyond learning basic concepts and developing basic skills. Having true mastery over a skill means you are able to strategically implement that skill in an efficient manner. Being able to strategically and efficiently implement a skill allows you to spend less time doing routine tasks. So, you have more time to learn new skills and strategies.


The more skills you develop, the more strategies you learn and the more efficient you are at implementing them, the more successful you will become. Understanding the 5 phases of skill mastery is essential for developing skills. It will also help you assess where your are in developing a skill; as-well-as help propel you to mastering that skill.



Adjustments are made to accommodate the specific needs and requirements of our students. Workouts, as we refer to them, will consist of exercises, activities, and exploitative sessions containing elements pulled from the physical skills listed below. 


Special progression is dictated by age, developmental level and consistency in form. All lessons are aligned with the Tennessee Department of Education Physical Education Curriculm that can be viewed by clicking here.






Accuracy 101 for Kids


Accuracy describes the closeness of hitting a desired target. Example as used in PE could be attempting to throw a ball and hitting a target that is either stationary (such as a hula hoop hanging on a wall) or moving (such as attempting to hit an exercise ball that has been rolled down the center of the GYM floor).


Agility 101 for Kids


Agility is the ability to move and change direction and position of the body quickly and effectively while under control


Balance 101 for Kids


Balance is a state of bodily equilibrium: He lost his balance and fell down the stairs. So, balance is the ability to maintain a constant state of being.


Cardiovascular / Respiratory Endurance


Cardio-respiratory endurance is the ability of the body's circulatory and respiratory systems to supply fuel and oxygen during sustained physical activity.


Coordination 101 for Kids


Coordination refers to your ability to use your body in several ways at once.  Example:  A student learning how to toss an object (ball, balloon, etc.) into the air and striking it with an implement such as a paddle or raquet.


Flexibility 101 for Kids


Flexibility is the range of motion in a joint or group of joints, or, the ability to move joints effectively.  Flexibility will be attained or improved by performing stretches in PE.


Muscular Strength 101 for Kids


Muscle strength refers to the amount of force a muscle can produce with a single or sustained effort.  Building muscle strength helps with body alignment, makes performing everyday actions easier, increases metabolism, and relieves stress.


Power 101 for Kids


The ability to do or act; capability of doing or accomplishing something with muscular strength or with maximum force.


Speed 101 for Kids


Speed, as it will be defined in PE, is the rate at which a person or object moves.  Examples:  Full speed and half speed are the terms that will be commonly be used throughout PE classes.


Stamina 101 for Kids

Physical or cardiovascular strength to resist or withstand illness, fatigue, or hardship.


Midtown Elementary School

2830 Roane State Hwy

Harriman, TN  37748

(865) 882-1228



Contact Kevin Johnson by e mail:  kbjohnson@roaneschools.com

or by phone:  (865) 882-1228 Extention #1863