Early Years PE
Early Years PE is implemented by the use of a carousel method. The carousel method enables pupils to access a variety of activities enhancing their capabilities across a whole range of skills. Pupils are allowed to challenge themselves and explore their own capabilities by moving from one activity to another. The activities within the carousel will primarily be multi-skill activities. Multi-skills enable the teacher to provide a wide range of non-sport specific games and activities which allow the pupils to develop their skills and attributes, which can then be applied to a range of sports.
Primary PE covers a broad curriculum including:Striking and fielding, Multi-skills, Movement Composition, Games (Moving and Handling, Invasion and Net) and Athletics. For these activities, each year group will challenge themselves by participating in lessons suitably planned for their year group.
Throughout each of the units, students will have multiple opportunities for further enhancement of their skill set - whether physically, technically or tactically - by working individually, as well as in teams. Students have opportunities to apply their learned skills through competition. Using competition, students can challenge themselves and further their own abilities using their innate sense of pride. Competitions such as sports day and external tournaments such as Canton Cup Football Tournament provide students the opportunity to be part of a team and develop a sense of balance and well-roundedness.
During PE, students consistently develop their personal-social skills: cooperation, empathy, encouragement, teamwork and respect – through being around and interacting with their peers. Through continuous physical activity, students will develop an awareness towards their own abilities by recognizing their strengths, limitations and challenges, as well as their ability to cope successfully with situations of change and adversity. These transferable skills are beneficial in many aspects and times of their lives going forward.
Students will develop an awareness of the benefits of remaining physically activity and looking after their bodies. This understanding of health will encourage students to maintain an active lifestyle that will enhance their personal wellbeing. With the hope, Physical Education will provide students the necessary knowledge and skill set to remain physically active for the rest of their lives.
Middle Year PE
In the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP), physical and health education empowers students to understand and appreciate the value of being physically active and to develop the motivation for making healthy life choices.
At ISA, middle school students have two hours of physical education per week and one hour of health instruction. Most of our content will come from the UK Curriculum and be delivered within the framework of IB MYP philosophy and themes.
Students will participate in units that fit under the following categories:
· Physical and Health-Related Knowledge: Core themes will be overall health and wellbeing, relationships, living in the wider world, economic wellbeing, careers and the world of work
· Aesthetic Movement: such as gymnastics, aerobics, martial arts, jump rope, yoga or capoeira
· Team Sports: such as football, basketball, handball, volleyball and baseball
· Individual Sports: such as athletics, badminton, table tennis, etc.
· International Sports & Activities: special games and sports related to specific countries that may not have been seen or experienced by our students such as in vasion games.
The Aims of MYP physical and health education are to encourage and enable students to: use inquiry to explore physical and health education concepts
· participate effectively in a variety of settings
· understand the value of physical activity
· achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle
· collaborate and communicate effectively
· build positive relationships and demonstrate social responsibility
· reflect on their learning experiences.