Physical Development

In Shakhsiyah schools, the principle focus of physical education and development is to ensure that children become physically confident, demonstrating good control and co-ordination in their movement and participation in group activities. Children should move confidently in a variety of ways, negotiating space safely and understand the importance of health and safety in physical activities. Children learn about the importance of physical exercise to health and fitness.

In Year 1 and 2 children learn basic sport movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching. They develop their balance, agility and co-ordination through participating in activities including team games.

In Years 3-6 children follow a specific curriculum which teaches the martial art of Wing Chun. This curriculum is in line with our ethos of Shakhsiyah Development as it builds character, humility and discipline along with a sence of commitment and service. This form of martial arts teaches children confidence, coordination, focus and general fitness. Kung Fu can be roughly translated to 'Hard Work’; our children do indeed love hard work. Their enjoyment and enthusiasm is not hampered by the hard work and discipline demanded by Wing Chun. Children develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance. Through Martial Arts children also develop self-confidence and an understanding of self-defence.

Shakhsiyah School Slough

Year 3-6 children in the Slough school attend the IMAS Centre on Friday afternoon from 3.30-5pm for their weekly P.E lesson. This includes the Integrated Martial Arts system which is built around the ancient discipline of Wing Chun. Children also engage in other types of Physical education at the centre. Full curriculum available here.

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