Our aim in PE is to introduce students to a wide variety of sports and activities with the hope that they leave ISM recognising the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle after developing a love for physical activity. There is a particular focus on developing fitness, communication, collaboration and progression through hard work with leadership courses, sports tournaments and inter-house competitions being offered throughout the school year. Students have the chance to develop further through extracurricular activities and are encouraged to join clubs outside of school. The department realises the huge impact that sport can play in a child’s life and we relish the chance to inspire and motivate children throughout the school.
In the early years, physical activity plays a vital part in the development of a child. The children focus on developing basic movement skills with participation and enjoyment being key. Foundation Stage children are taught the basics of movement using a variety of skills through fun, inclusive and active games. The emphasis is placed on the ABCs (Agility, Balance, Coordination and Speed) as children progress through the Lower Primary and Upper Primary School. Students are exposed to a huge variety of sporting activities, which help them to develop an array of different skills with fitness for life being a focus in every topic.
Engagement, fun and maximum activity is crucial in the secondary school as the department focuses on nurturing the passion for sport and physical activity. The curriculum at ISM offers a broad and balanced range of activities to develop the all round PE student. Fitness for life, leadership, sportsmanship and hard work are emphasised in all lessons. Children are able to implement these fully during regular inter-house and MISAS competitions. Sports leadership courses, the GCSE PE course and the International Award allow children to constantly strive for personal development.
We believe that every student has the ability to achieve and can find an activity which they enjoy. The department is fully focused on making sure that all students enjoy sport and value the importance of living a healthy active lifestyle.