Our Curriculum – Physical Education (P.E.)

This table details what will be taught and when, though since children develop at different speeds, some will be more proficient than others against these YEAR-END expectations for learning in Physical Education.                                                                  Back to our Curriculum Wheel –>

 

  ADVENTUROUS ATHLETICS DANCE GAMES GYMNASTICS SWIMMING
  Year 1 & 2 Year 1 & 2 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 & 2
Acquiring and developing skills ·    recognise their own space explore finding different places ·    remember, repeat and link combinations of actions use their bodies and a variety of equipment with greater control and coordination ·  explore movement ideas and respond imaginatively to a range of stimuli move confidently and safely in their own and general space, using changes of speed, level and direction ·   be confident and safe in the spaces used to play games explore and use skills, actions and ideas individually and in combination to suit the game they are playing explore gymnastics actions and still shapes move confidently and safely in their own and general space, using change of speed and direction ·   work with confidence in the water explore and use skills, actions and ideas individually and in combination eg use arms to pull and push the water; use legs in kicking actions; hold their breath under water remember, repeat and link skills
Selecting and applying skills, tactics and compositional ideas ·    follow simple routes and trails, orientating themselves successfully solve simple challenges and problems successfully ·    use their bodies and a variety of equipment with greater control and coordination ·  compose and link movement to make simple dances with clear beginnings, middles and ends perform movement phrases using a range of body actions and body parts ·   choose and use skills effectively for particular games ? copy or create and link movement phrases with beginnings, middles and ends ? perform movement phrases using a range of body actions and body parts ·   know how to choose and use skills for different swimming tasks e.g. using arms to stay balanced, knowing what to push against the water to move in a particular direction ? improve the control and co-ordination of their bodies in water
Knowledge and understanding of fitness and health ·    recognise and describe how their body feels during exercise ·    recognise and describe what their bodies feel like during different types of activity ·  recognise how their body feels when still and exercising ·   know that being active is good for them and fun ? know how to carry and place apparatus ? recognise how their body feels when still and when exercising ·   know that being active is fun and good for them recognise what their bodies feel like during different activities
Evaluating and improving performance ·    observe what they and others have done and use their observations to improve their performance ·    watch, copy and describe what they and others have done ·  talk about dance ideas inspired by different stimuli copy, watch and describe dance movement ·   watch, copy and describe what others are doing describe what they are doing ·   watch copy and describe what they and others have done ·   watch, copy and describe what they and others have done and use the information to improve their work
  ADVENTUROUS ATHLETICS DANCE GAMES GYMNASTICS SWIMMING
  Year 1 & 2 Year 1 & 2 Year 2 Year 2 Year 2 Year 1 & 2
Acquiring and developing skills ·    recognise their own space explore finding different places ·    remember, repeat and link combinations of actions use their bodies and a variety of equipment with greater control and coordination ·  explore, remember, repeat and link a range of actions with co-ordination, control and an awareness of the expressive qualities of dance ·   improve the way they coordinate and control their bodies and a range of equipment remember, repeat and link combinations of skills ·   remember, repeat and link combinations of gymnastic actions, body shapes and balances with control and precision ·   work with confidence in the water explore and use skills, actions and ideas individually and in combination eg use arms to pull and push the water; use legs in kicking actions; hold their breath under water remember, repeat and link skills
Selecting and applying skills, tactics and compositional ideas ·    follow simple routes and trails, orientating themselves successfully solve simple challenges and problems successfully ·    use their bodies and a variety of equipment with greater control and coordination ·  compose and perform dance phrases and short dances that express and communicate moods, ideas and feelings choosing and varying simple compositional ideas ·   choose, use and vary simple tactics ? choose, use and vary simple compositional ideas in the sequences they create and perform. ·   know how to choose and use skills for different swimming tasks e.g. using arms to stay balanced, knowing what to push against the water to move in a particular direction ? improve the control and co-ordination of their bodies in water
Knowledge and understanding of fitness and health ·    recognise and describe how their body feels during exercise ·    recognise and describe what their bodies feel like during different types of activity ·  recognise and describe how different dance activities make them feel understand the importance of warming up and cooling down ·   recognise and describe what their bodies feel like during different types of activity ? recognise and describe what their bodies feel like during different types of activity ? lift, move and place equipment safely ·   know that being active is fun and good for them recognise what their bodies feel like during different activities
Evaluating and improving performance ·    observe what they and others have done and use their observations to improve their performance ·    watch, copy and describe what they and others have done ·  watch and describe dance phrases and dances and use what they learn to improve their own work ·   recognise good quality in performance use information to improve their work ·   improve their work using information they have gained by watching, listening and investigating ·   watch, copy and describe what they and others have done and use the information to improve their work
  ADVENTUROUS ATHLETICS DANCE GAMES GYMNASTICS SWIMMING
  Years 3 & 4 Years 3 & 4 Year 3 Year 3 Year 3 Key Stage 2
Acquiring and developing skills ·    develop the range and consistency of their skills and work with others to solve challenges ·    consolidate and improve the quality, range and consistency of the techniques they use for particular activities ·  improvise freely on their own and with a partner, translating ideas from a stimulus into movement ·   consolidate and improve the quality of their techniques and their ability to link movements develop the range and consistency of their skills in all games ·   consolidate and improve the quality of their actions, body shapes and balances, and their ability to link movements ·   consolidate and develop the quality of their skills e.g front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, floating, survival skills improve linking movements and actions
Selecting and applying skills, tactics and compositional ideas ·    choose and apply strategies and skills to meet the requirements of a task or challenge ·    develop their ability to choose and use simple tactics and strategies in different situations ·  create and link dance phrases using a simple dance structure or motif perform dances with an awareness of rhythmic, dynamic and expressive qualities, on their own, with a partner and in small groups ·   improve their ability to choose and use simple tactics and strategies keep, adapt and make rules for striking and fielding and net games ·  Improve their ability to select appropriate actions and use simple compositional ideas ·   choose and use a variety of strokes and skills, according to the task .and the challenge e.g. swimming without aids, distance and time challenges
Knowledge and understanding of fitness and health ·    recognise the effect of different activities on the body and to prepare for them physically work safely ·    know, measure and describe the short-term effects of exercise on the body describe how the body reacts to different types of activity ·  keep up activity over a period of time and know they need to warm up and cool down for dance ·   know and describe the short-term effects of different exercise activities on the body know how to improve stamina begin to understand the importance of warming up ·  recognise and describe the short term effects of exercise on the body during different activities know the importance of suppleness and strength ·   know and describe the short-term effects of exercise on the body and how it reacts to different types of activity
Evaluating and improving performance ·    describe and evaluate their own and others’ performances, and identify areas that need improving ·    describe and evaluate the effectiveness of performances, and recognise aspects of performances that need improving ·  describe and evaluate some of the compositional features of dances performed with a partner and in a group talk about how they might improve their dances ·   recognise good performance and identify the parts of a performance that need improving use what they have learned to improve their work ·   describe and evaluate the effectiveness and quality of a performance recognise how their own performance has improved ·   describe and evaluate the quality of swimming and recognise what needs improving
  ADVENTUROUS ATHLETICS DANCE GAMES GYMNASTICS SWIMMING
  Years 3 & 4 Years 3 & 4 Year 4 Year 4 Year 4 Key Stage 2
Acquiring and developing skills ·    develop the range and consistency of their skills and work with others to solve challenges ·    consolidate and improve the quality, range and consistency of the techniques they use for particular activities ·  explore and create characters and narratives in response to a range of stimuli ·   develop the range and consistency of their skills in all games ·   develop the range of actions, body shapes and balances they include in a performance perform skills and actions more accurately and consistently ·   consolidate and develop the quality of their skills e.g front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, floating, survival skills improve linking movements and actions
Selecting and applying skills, tactics and compositional ideas ·    choose and apply strategies and skills to meet the requirements of a task or challenge ·    develop their ability to choose and use simple tactics and strategies in different situations ·  use simple choreographic principles to create motifs and narrative perform complex dance phrases and dances that communicate character and narrative ·   devise and use rules keep, adapt and make rules for striking and fielding and net games use and adapt tactics in different situations ·  create gymnastic sequences that meet a theme or set of conditions use compositional devices when creating their sequences, such as changes in speed, level and direction ·   choose and use a variety of strokes and skills, according to the task .and the challenge e.g. swimming without aids, distance and time challenges
Knowledge and understanding of fitness and health ·    recognise the effect of different activities on the body and to prepare for them physically work safely ·    know, measure and describe the short-term effects of exercise on the body describe how the body reacts to different types of activity ·  know and describe what you need to do to warm up and cool down for dance ·   recognise which activities help their speed, strength and stamina and know when they are important in games recognise how specific activities affect their bodies ·  describe how the body reacts during different types of activity and how this affects the way they perform ·   know and describe the short-term effects of exercise on the body and how it reacts to different types of activity
Evaluating and improving performance ·    describe and evaluate their own and others’ performances, and identify areas that need improving ·    describe and evaluate the effectiveness of performances, and recognise aspects of performances that need improving ·  describe, interpret and evaluate their own and others’ dances, taking account of character and narrative ·   explain their ideas and plans recognise aspects of their work that need improving suggest practices to improve their play ·   describe their own and others’ work, making simple judgements about the quality of performances and suggesting ways they could be improved ·   describe and evaluate the quality of swimming and recognise what needs improving
  ADVENTUROUS ATHLETICS DANCE GAMES GYMNASTICS SWIMMING
  Years 5 & 6 Years 5 & 6 Year 5 Year 5 Year 5 Key Stage 2
Acquiring and developing skills ·    develop and refine orienteering and problem-solving skills when working in groups and on their own ·    develop the consistency of their actions in a number of events increase the number of techniques they use ·  explore and improvise ideas for dances in different styles, working on their own, with a partner and in a group ·   develop a broader range of techniques and skills for attacking and defending develop consistency in their skills ·   perform actions, shapes and balances consistently and fluently in specific activities ·   consolidate and develop the quality of their skills e.g front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, floating, survival skills improve linking movements and actions
Selecting and applying skills, tactics and compositional ideas ·    decide what approach to use to meet the challenge set adapt their skills and understanding as they move from familiar to unfamiliar environments ·    choose appropriate techniques for specific events ·  compose dances by using adapting and developing steps, formations and patterning from different dance styles perform dances expressively, using a range of performance skills ·   know and apply the basic strategic and tactical principles of attack, and to adapt them to different situations choose and apply skills more consistently in all activities choose and apply basic compositional ideas to the sequences they create, and adapt them to new situations ·   choose and use a variety of strokes and skills, according to the task .and the challenge e.g. swimming without aids, distance and time challenges
Knowledge and understanding of fitness and health ·    understand how the challenge of outdoor and adventurous activities can help their fitness, health and wellbeing ·    understand the basic principles of warming up understand why exercise is good for fitness, health and wellbeing ·  organise their own warm-up and cool-down activities to suit the dance show an understanding of why it is important to warm up and cool down ·   know and understand the basic principles of warming up, and understand why it is important for a good-quality performance understand why exercise is good for their fitness, health and wellbeing ·  know and understand the basic principles of warming up and why it is important for good quality performance understand why physical activity is good for their health ·   know and describe the short-term effects of exercise on the body and how it reacts to different types of activity
Evaluating and improving performance ·    see the importance of a group or team plan, and the value of pooling ideas improve their performance by changing or adapting their approaches as needed ·    evaluate their own and others’ work and suggest ways to improve it ·  describe, analyse, interpret and evaluate dances, showing an understanding of some aspects of style and context ·   choose and use information to evaluate their own and others’ work suggest improvements in own and others’ performances ·   choose and use information and basic criteria to evaluate their own and others’ work ·   describe and evaluate the quality of swimming and recognise what needs improving
  ADVENTUROUS ATHLETICS DANCE GAMES GYMNASTICS SWIMMING
  Years 5 & 6 Years 5 & 6 Year 6 Year 6 Year 6 Key Stage 2
Acquiring and developing skills ·    develop and refine orienteering and problem-solving skills when working in groups and on their own ·    develop the consistency of their actions in a number of events increase the number of techniques they use ·  explore, improvise and combine movement ideas fluently and effectively ·   choose, combine and perform skills more fluently and effectively in invasion, striking and net games ·   combine and perform gymnastic actions, shapes and balances more fluently and effectively across the activity areas ·   consolidate and develop the quality of their skills e.g front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, floating, survival skills improve linking movements and actions
Selecting and applying skills, tactics and compositional ideas ·    decide what approach to use to meet the challenge set adapt their skills and understanding as they move from familiar to unfamiliar environments ·    choose appropriate techniques for specific events ·  create and structure motifs, phrases, sections and whole dances begin to use basic compositional principles when creating their dances ·   understand, choose and apply a range of tactics and strategies for defence and attack use these tactics and strategies more consistently in similar games develop their own gymnastic sequences by understanding, choosing and applying a range of compositional\ principles ·   choose and use a variety of strokes and skills, according to the task .and the challenge e.g. swimming without aids, distance and time challenges
Knowledge and understanding of fitness and health ·    understand how the challenge of outdoor and adventurous activities can help their fitness, health and wellbeing ·    understand the basic principles of warming up understand why exercise is good for fitness, health and wellbeing ·  understand why dance is good for their fitness, health and wellbeing prepare effectively for dancing ·   understand why exercise is good for their fitness, health and wellbeing understand the need to prepare properly for games ·  understand why warming-up and cooling-down are important understand why exercise is good for health, fitness and wellbeing, and how to become healthier themselves carry out warm ups safely and effectively ·   know and describe the short-term effects of exercise on the body and how it reacts to different types of activity
Evaluating and improving performance ·    see the importance of a group or team plan, and the value of pooling ideas improve their performance by changing or adapting their approaches as needed ·    evaluate their own and others’ work and suggest ways to improve it ·  understand how a dance is formed and performed evaluate, refine and develop their own and others work ·   develop their ability to evaluate their own and others’ work, and to suggest ways to improve it know why warming up and cooling down are important ·   evaluate their own and others’ work suggest ways of making improvements ·   describe and evaluate the quality of swimming and recognise what needs improving
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