PE provides students the opportunity to discover their body’s capacity for movement while learning the language of movement. Students will be exposed to a wide range of positive, physically active experiences that will encourage their continued enjoyment of physical activity and lead to a balanced, active and healthy lifestyle. Learning experiences are organized into the:
Individual pursuits: The development of basic motor skills and the body’s capacity for movement through locomotor and manipulative skills; the techniques, rules and purpose of a range of athletic activities, recognizing a high level of achievement and how to improve a performance.
Movement composition: Recognizing that movements can be linked together and refined to create a sequence of aesthetic movements. Movements can be in response to stimuli or performance elements and/or criteria and can communicate feelings, emotions and ideas.
Games: Recognizing the challenges presented by games; the importance of manipulating space; the categorizing of games; identifying and developing appropriate skills and strategies; recognizing the importance of rules and how they define the nature of a game; modifying existing games and creating new games; teamwork.
Adventure challenges: A variety of tasks requiring the use of physical and critical-thinking skills by individuals and/or groups; challenges that require groups to work together in order to solve problems and accomplish a common goal; recognizing the role of the individual in group problem solving.
Health-related fitness: Recognizing and appreciating the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle; the body’s response to exercise including the interaction of body systems and the development of physical fitness.
Adapted from the IBO PYP Personal, social and physical education scope and sequence 2009