In K-2nd grades we work on: personal and general space, safety, locomotor skills through games and activities, hand-eye coordination using beanbags, yarnballs, balloons, beachballs, bouncy balls, and may other manipulatives such as parachutes, jump rope, juggling with scarves, and scooter activities. We do rhythms and creative movement, fitness, tumbling, many partner and tag games, way too many to mention.
In 4th and 5th grades we start out with cooperative games and activities. Usually my curriculum involves learning basic fundamental skills of many sports: flag football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, tennis or badminton, softball and sometimes, handball or lacrosse. I do many lead-up games and try to do the real games as much as possible. Rhythms and gymnastics, track and field and other small lesson units give the less sports minded an opportunity to enjoy or excel in something else.
For 6th-8th graders, I can stress a little more strategy and game play in their sports.
I test their fitness skills in the spring and conduct a field day for the school at the end of the year.