Physical Education

 

Year 1

In team game lessons children will develop the following skills; patting, throwing, kicking, stopping and catching a ball. They will learn to move in different directions, at different speeds and to adjust and change their direction in order to avoid obstacles. In athletic lessons they will begin to show control when running, jumping with both feet from a standing position and throwing a projectile in a given direction. In dance lessons, they will begin to create simple movement patterns, showing an increasing awareness of rhythm and they will begin to accurately shadow a partner’s movements. In gymnastics children will begin to show control and co-ordination when moving or standing still. They will begin to perform basic sequences, using space safely, and recognise simple technical words (roll, travel, balance).

 

Year 2

In team game lessons children will learn to pass a ball and work collaboratively within a small group game, stop/catch a ball, and they will learn to hit a ball with a bat or racket. Children will begin to learn simple tactics to aid attacking and defending and begin to use these in a game situation.  In athletic lessons children will be able to run a short distance with co-ordination and speed. They will be able to throw an object overarm and they will be able to jump from one foot and land on the other foot or land with both feet. In dance lessons, they will perform movements to express ideas, emotions and feelings and try to repeat dance phrases. In gymnastics children will begin to balance, move over, under and through apparatus creating a variety of shapes with their bodies. In both dance and gymnastics lessons, children will begin to perform simple sequences to a small group of their peers. Children will participate in swimming lessons and they will begin to learn basic strokes and develop their confidence to travel underwater.

 

Year 3

In team game lessons children will begin to develop their knowledge of how to warm up and cool down effectively. They will begin to create their own games by adapting rules from well-known games. Children will continue to work as part of a team and they will begin to develop tactics to cause problems for the opposition within games. In athletics, children will develop a range of throwing techniques, and be able to perform a range of different jumps. In dance, children will compare, develop and adapt movements to create new movement patterns. In gymnastics, children will be able to create a sequence of movement incorporating a range of different heights and speeds. In both dance and gymnastics, they will perform sequences of movements showing good balance and shapes. They will also be able to identify their strengths and areas for improvement. Children will participate in swimming lessons and they will begin to move in and around the water confidently, exploring ways of swimming both above and below the water.

 

Year 4

In team game lessons children will follow rules to play more challenging team games. They will throw, catch, strike and field a ball with control and accuracy. Children will continue to work as part of a team and they will begin to develop tactics to cause problems for the opposition within games. In athletics, children will run with pace over a longer distance and be able to identify the difference between sprinting and endurance running. In dance, children will improvise and move with precision, control and fluency to a range of stimuli. In gymnastics, they will combine movements, actions and balances to create a fluid routine. In both dance and gymnastics, children will perform their work showing good balance and tone. They will also use constructive feedback to make improvements to their performances. Children will participate in swimming lessons and they will be able to swim between 25 and 50 metres unaided, performing more than one stroke. They will begin to develop effective breathing techniques when swimming.

 

Year 5

In team game lessons children will explain, evaluate and develop ideas and plans for a game that includes a scoring system. They will be able to use different techniques and skills to pass, dribble, travel and shoot in ball games. They will be able to make an opposing player to prevent them from gaining possession. In athletics, children will be able to explain how power and stamina is developed and how this improves performance. In dance, children will work with a partner or in a small group to create sequences of movements which link to the time of the music. In gymnastics, they will create and perform complex sequences, including change of direction, speed, height and they will show good stability and core strength. In both dance and gymnastics, children will be expected to perform solo or as part of a group with increasing confidence and accuracy, whilst using the space effectively. The children will be able to compare their own performances and speak about similarities and differences.

 

Year 6

In team game lessons children will be able to use and apply tactics, choosing the most effective one for different situations when attacking and defending. Children will be able to select and perform combinations of sending and striking skills with confidence, accuracy and consistency. Students will be encouraged to develop the skills they have learnt in previous years by leading their own warm up activities and creating their own drills linked to the activity which is being focused on. In athletics, they will be able to demonstrate a high level of control, speed, strength and stamina when running, jumping and throwing. The children will be able to suggest ways to improve their performance and those of a team mate.  In dance, they will be able to move to the music, creating movements that express the meaning and mood of the piece. In gymnastics, children will be able to combine and perform sequences using the whole body, and they are able to adapt movements and balances to fit into a sequence. In both dance and gymnastics, children will be expected to perform solo or as part of a group with control and grace, whilst using the space expressively. The children will be able to explain how they can improve their own performance in order to achieve their personal best.

 

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