Why do we teach PE at Mersea Island School?
At Mersea Island School, we understand that P.E. can so so much more than just keep children fit. It is important for us to promote the benefits of physical activity for our mental and physical well-being. Being physically active not only improves our health, but can also have a dramatic impact on our learning. Regular physical activity helps to improve concentration, relieve stress and build confidence – all qualities we would want to see in our children. We endeavour to provide all our pupils with an inclusive, high-quality physical education so that they may become competent and confident sportspeople.
We aim to develop our children’s physical literacy through the implementation of a creative and progressive curriculum with these six core values at the heart of everything we do: determination, honesty, passion, respect, self-belief and teamwork.
“Physical Literacy can be described as the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding that provides children with the movement foundation for lifelong participation in physical activity. Enabling them to be physically literate supports their development as competent, confident and healthy movers.”
Primary School Physical Literacy Framework
Through our regular attendance at inter-school sports events, Mersea Island School has seen a lot of success in recent years, bringing home awards in several areas including football, dodgeball, indoor and outdoor district athletics. As well as this, our pupils are often celebrated for their fantastic attitudes and excellent sportsmanship.
At the end of the 2022/23 school year, MIS were awarded the Silver School Games Mark, an achievement that signifies our ongoing commitment to raising the profile of sport across our school.