Welcome to the EMS Primary Physical Education.

At The English Modern School we follow the Cambridge primary physical education curriculum.

“Cambridge Physical Education is about learning to move and also about moving to learn”

Physical education is a vital part of a balanced school curriculum. Regular exercise improves both physical and mental health and there is growing evidence that it also improves academic performance across the curriculum. Establishing good patterns of exercise in lower secondary schools also provides learners with the foundation of an active and healthy lifestyle for life.

What will students learn?

Cambridge Primary Physical Education is about learning to move and about moving to learn. Learners develop movement skills through a wide variety of age-appropriate physical activities, including games, team sports, gymnastics and dance. They will improve their coordination, flexibility, speed, stamina and strength. This course develops important social skills such as taking turns and sharing, as well as an understanding of leadership, collaboration and fair play through a range of team and group activities.

Cambridge Primary physical education learners will:

• develop their confidence, moving with increasing control, fluency and variety

• improve their understanding of concepts, rules, tactics, strategies and compositional ideas

• participate as individuals and group members in respectful and responsible ways, engaging appropriately and safely

• improve knowledge and understanding of how physical education can contribute to a healthy and active lifestyle

• develop transferable skills promoting physical, cognitive and social development, and become independent, critical and reflective movers and thinkers.

Students develop the collaborative and leadership skills that will help with many aspects of their future learning and development. The course supports progression to the next stage of the Cambridge Pathway