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

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 


Friday 1st to Monday 4th February
Y5 Nile Cruise Trip 1

Sunday 3rd February
Term 2 ASAs Begin

Sunday 3rd to Thursday 7th February
 IEP Mid-Year Reviews

Sunday 3rd to Monday 11th February
DP11 Mid-Year Assessments


Monday 4th to Thursday 7th February
 Y8 Global Perspectives Trip


Wednesday 6th February

 Y9-10 IG DT Fab Lab Visit


Friday 8th to Saturday 9th February

IA Practice Exhibition


Friday 8th to Monday 11th February

Y5 Nile Cruise Trip 2


Sunday 10th February

Peri Showcase – 1.30pm

Wednesday 13th February

Y/G 7-8 Spring Social, Y8 Global Perspectives Enterprise Event


Thursday 14th February

Y10-12/DP12 Term 2 Reports Issued


Sunday 17th February

Y7-9 Focus Week, Y10-12/DP12 Student Progress Mtgs (Parents)


Sunday 17th February

FS2 Production Technical Rehearsal


Monday 18th February

Y1/Y2 Sports Days, FS2 Production Dress Rehearsal


Tuesday 19th February

Y3/Y4 Sports Days


Wednesday 20th February

Y5/Y6 Sports Days, FS2 Production -12.30pm


Thursday 21st February

Graduation Gown Fitting


Sunday 24th to Thursday 28th February

G7-8 Week Without Walls  


Monday 25th February

All US Section Course Selections Due


Wednesday 27th to Sunday 3rd March

Senior Trip


Thursday 28th February

FS2/FS1 Sports Days


Thursday 28th to Tuesday 5th March

IA Expedition to Cyprus