Primary Physical Education Department

Physical Education at MES Cairo plays a central role in the physical, mental and social development of our children.

Our inclusive PE curriculum provides students with widespread opportunities to participate in many sports and physical activities. These include team game activities such as touch rugby, netball, basketball and football; gymnastics and dance; problem solving and team challenges; swimming and water safety; and athletics. The department delivers high quality PE experiences in these areas, making use of the facilities we have on offer. These are; 5-lane 300m running track, all-weather basketball/netball court, sports hall, 25m swimming pool, grass field and multi-purpose indoor space. We have an extensive range of modern sports equipment for use in all lessons.
We focus on providing the children with opportunities to improve their skills, knowledge and understanding in a positive and enjoyable learning environment. Additionally, we aim to promote a healthy lifestyle to empower our children to strive towards being physically fit and active.

At Foundation Stage, children receive 30 minute PE lessons with a specialist twice
each week. The PE experience at Foundation Stage is focused on physical development and the developing of the routines that are required for everybody to be safe and successful in PE classes. Children get varied opportunities to be active and creative in different PE environments, using an array of equipment.
At Key Stage One, children receive two 45-minute PE lessons with a specialist each week. Here the focus is an extension of Foundation Stage. Children experience activities that will specifically develop agility, balance and co-ordination, whilst challenging and expressing themselves in different ways. Furthermore, children begin to work more with other students in pairs and small groups to build communication and co-operative skills, in preparation for team games.

At Key Stage Two, children receive one-hour lesson and one 30-minute PE lesson with a specialist each week. The focus at KS2 is to further develop basic skills that are essential in movement and game play. Children also learn how to evaluate their performance in order to be able to recognise their own success and strive to improve. Children will experience familiar activities at a higher level and acquire new skills in a variety of activities. They have a range of opportunities to collaborate and compete with each other.

Outside of lesson time there are numerous chances for the children to participate in sporting activities. Recreational activities are run daily at second break for Key Stage One and Key Stage Two. KS1 activities allow the children to explore new equipment or develop agility, balance and co-ordination in game play. KS2 activities are team games that the children are familiar with from their lessons. Children are given free time to play these games as well as time to participate in friendly competitions for their House teams. These games are officiated by the children that have signed up to be chosen as a referee. The lunch clubs have a fantastic atmosphere and are a great way for the children to be active and most importantly, to have fun!

Upcoming Events

Monday 7th January
Coptic Christmas

Tuesday 8th January
First Day of Term Two

Tuesday 8th to Monday 21st January
DP12 Exams
Tuesday 8th to Tuesday 22nd January
Y10-12 Exams

Wednesday 9th to Monday 14th January
MUN - Prague

Sunday 13th to Thursday 24th January
US Secondary Elective Exams

Tuesday 15th January
Primary Student Progress Meetings with Parents

Wednesday 16th January
Y7 Global Perspectives Orienteering Trip 1

Thursday 17th January
Y7 Global Perspectives Orienteering Trip 2

Sunday 20th January
Y5 Trip Parents’ Meeting
Sunday 20th January
G8-10 IGP Assembly

Sunday 20th January
G9-12 Exam Assembly

Monday 21st to Thursday 31st January
G8-11 IGP Meetings

Wednesday 23rd January
Y/G8 Secondary Pioneers Service Trip – 10.00am

Wednesday 23rd January
G7-8 Transition Assembly for Parents – 1.45-3.00pm

Thursday 24th January
Y/G7 Secondary Pioneers Service Trip – 10.00am

Sunday 27th January
G9-12 Study Day

Sunday 27th January
Whole School e-Safety Focus Fortnight

Monday 28th January
Y7 Global Perspectives Carousel Day 1

Tuesday 29th January
Y7 Global Perspectives Carousel Day 2

Monday 28th January to Sunday 3rd February
G9-12 Mid-Year Exams

Tuesday 29th January
Y5 Concert Technical Rehearsal – 9.30am

Wednesday 30th January
Y5 Concert Dress Rehearsal – 9.30am

Thursday 31st January
Y9 Target Setting Day