Physical Education Curriculum

PE Introduction: 
Growing students’ education and understanding of living a healthy life is important here at Beijing SMIC. Our students continue to develop their knowledge of what a healthy lifestyle looks like while also improving their physical capabilities through exercise and teamwork. Our PE classes are designed to keep students active even when they are not participating in sports teams. Our classes include basketball, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, badminton, capture the flag, and many other activities that build the foundations of teamwork and cooperation. Learning coordination and endurance through aerobic, team-centered classes is how we ensure that each student gets the most out of each PE class.

Elementary Curriculum

Our PE department utilizes the SPARK PE program which aligns with American national standards. Standards include “Recognizing loco-motor skills and the concept of open spaces specific to a wide variety of physical activities.” We start to describe the concept of fitness and provide examples of physical activity to enhance fitness. Other standards include:
– The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
– The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement
– The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of
physical activity and fitness.
– The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior the respects self and others.
– The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression
and/or social interaction.

Middle School Curriculum

Using the same Spark program and standards, the middle school PE program begins to introduce these standards in the form of team and individual sports. We provide students with knowledge and experience in sports such as:
– Basketball
– Volleyball
– Soccer
– Ultimate Frisbee
– Jump Rope
– Football
– Dance
Through these sports and many more our middle school students not only develop their physical capabilities, but they also have the chance to enhance their leadership and teamwork skill-set. 

High School Curriculum

Physical Education I – Foundations
This course teaches the fundamentals of how nutrition and activity work together. Students will learn about the muscles of the body, stretching, and exercising safely. The course develops fitness and fosters the desire for lifelong participation in physical activity.

Physical Education II
Physical education helps students develop physical skills and confidence. The high school curriculum focuses on lifetime sports skills like tennis or aerobic dance, with a secondary emphasis on team sports. The course develops fitness and fosters the desire for lifelong participation in physical activity. The course may be repeated for credit with approval. 

This course is designed to offer students in high school the opportunity to acquire knowledge, incorporate process and life skills, and develop positive attitudes about life. Building a solid foundation for good decision-making skills can contribute to a variety of healthy choices for themselves and others. The development of a healthy body and a healthy mind will assist young people in living active, productive, and successful lives.