Reception – Stretch n Grow 1
This an exciting activity for the children whereby they learn strength, endurance, flexibility, balance and how healthy foods fuel their bodies. The children develop their fundamental movement skills in a fun and engaging environment.
Year 1- Fundamental Movement Skills 1
The children start to build confidence in moving their bodies in a variety of ways. Children will know how to run, balance on one leg, increase control over an object and thread objects. Children will develop their emotional intelligence and understand the importance of working as a team and being fair.
Year 2- Fundamental Movement Skills 2
Children build on previous learning from Year 1 and are taught how to hop while retaining their balance, jump in a variety of ways landing safely and being able to combine a run and a jump. Children will know how to travel safely in a range of ways including backwards and how to doge and evade others. They are introduced to simple attacking and defending strategies.
Year 3- Football
The children are able to consolidate their knowledge from previous years and then build on this knowledge. They will be taught to trap a ball and cushion it when receiving a pass, dribble a ball with both feet and to manipulate it with different parts of their foot. They will be able to turn confidently with the ball and understand how to compensate for a numerical disadvantage by being organised.
Year 4- Hockey
Building on their previous knowledge the children will learn how to pass and control the ball. They will understand and know how to perform a jab tackle and receive a pass on the run. They will get the opportunity to apply skills learned into a competitive game of hockey.
Year 5- Hockey
Children will build on skills already learned and add to this. Children will be confident with their dribbling skills built on from previous years and will be able to dribble the ball with their heads up. The children will start to develop their skills in different positions on a hockey pitch and will work with their partners to get past a defender.
Year 6- Netball
Children will be confident many of the skills needed to play netball from previous years. Children will learn to send a netball in a range of ways, they will pass the ball accurately and be able to anticipate play and release the ball quickly and efficiently. They will look in more detail at game tactics like being able to position themselves to take rebounds from missed shots and know how to create space for themselves.
Year 6- Yoga
Children will be taught how to adopt the rest position and relaxation pose and know how to hold their poses for 3 slow breaths. They will know how to put themselves in the right state of mind to get the most out of their yoga session. They will perform a relaxed sequence of meditation and be able to perform a wide range of poses.
Reception – An Adventure with the Emergency Services
The Reception children learn in the Autumn term about the emergency services. The children are then able to build on their knowledge when participating in their PE sessions. The children will learn how to prepare their bodies for physical education and understand why this is important. They will learn to run and jump over hurdles, throw an object towards a target and how to move around a space safely. They will also move their bodies creatively, to work as part of a team and to balance.
Year 1- Animals (Dance)
Animals is a fun topic that really engages the children in their PE learning. The children will learn to move in different ways, showing different types of travel and showing good timing. They will also learn to use their bodies to express feelings and communicate well with one another to perform in a group.
Year 2- Striking and Field Games
The children build on their previous learning from Year 1. They explore how to catch a ball after one bounce, bowl overarm with a straight arm and show awareness of the rules. Children will also be able to know the importance of picking up the ball with both hands. The children will then apply all of this learning to a game situation, ensuring that they apply their knowledge of the school games values.
Year 3- Hockey
The children learn how to hold a hockey stick and how to use a hockey stick to dribble a ball confidently and stop a ball. They will build on gaining confidence dribbling and changing direction. Children will also understand the importance of using the hockey equipment safely. They will put the skills they have learned into practice in a game setting.
Year 3- Yoga
The children will be taught how to prepare their bodies properly with breathing and stretching before then working on a range of poses. They will then work on how to hold positions with good alignment and shape. The children will understand the importance of meditation and then go on to devise their own meditation.
Year 4- Dance Around the World (Dance)
Dance Around the World is an engaging topic for the children. They are able to build on knowledge from their Geography lessons from Year 2. The children will learn how to develop a motif demonstrating agility, balance, coordination and precision. They will then progress onto changing static actions into travelling movements. They will build on knowledge from previous dance lessons where they incorporate different levels and pathways into their movement.
Year 5- Football
The children will build on knowledge and skills learned in previous years by recapping some of the fundamental skills and work on their decision-making and how to use attacking and defending principles in game situations. The children will learn to pass the ball and move into space, dribble at different tempos, keep the ball moving when running at an opponent and communicate well with teammates.
Year 6- Cricket
The children will build on prior learning and focus on explicit ways of delivering the ball and shots that might be played depending upon the delivery. They will look at developing their tactical awareness, taking into account a variety of factors. The children will be able to catch consistently under pressure, bowl with a short run up and perform a range of fielding techniques confidently and consistently.
Reception- Stability 2 (static and dynamic balance)
Children will learn to twist, bend and reach whilst maintaining their balance. They will be able to doge to the side using different starting feet and travel confidently ensuring they have considered others in the space.
Year 1- Striking and Fielding Game Skills 1
The children will be able to use both hands when fielding, be able to stop a ball with two hands creating a barrier behind it with their feet or body. Children will bowl a ball at a target, pick up a ball with one hand and throw it underarm, chase and retrieve a ball and apply a range of skills that have been taught.
Year 1- Yoga
Children will learn to bend, stretch and reach and understand the importance of breathing properly whilst stretching and warming up. Children will understand apply 3 part breathing and show self-confidence and self-motivation.
Year 2- Athletics 2
Children will build on skills from previous years demonstrating agility, balance and coordination. They will be able to perform a range of jumps and know that they must cushion their knees when landing. Children will explore how to leap, jump and hop. Children will be able to throw with good technique and add in a run up.
Year 3- Egyptians (Dance)
Ancient Egypt is a talked about topic in Year 3; the children are always super excited to learn about this area and they can articulate the knowledge that they have learned in their History lessons. The children will learn to show good timing, posture and extension, show changes in level and pathway when travelling and work well in groups showing good cooperation skills.
Year 4- Football
The children build on their previous knowledge and explore how to manipulate a ball and send and receive it. They will learn how to defend against an attacker and how to work collaboratively in attack and defence. The children will learn to pass the ball accurately, dribble the ball using both feet and turn confidently with a football.
Year 5- Invasion Game Skills 4
Children will be able to doge showing an awareness of their environment. They will be able to adopt a sideways position to receive a ball. They will have a good tactical awareness and be able to make runs that overload the other team’s defence. They will also be able to make diagonal runs to confuse defenders.
Year 6- Handball
Children will apply previous knowledge from other PE lessons showing that they can send a ball accurately, pass and move into space, dribble a ball in front of them whilst travelling and disguise passes and dummy passes. These skills will them be applied to a game.
Reception – Stretch n Grow 2
Children build on learning from Autumn 1 and continue to develop their gross motor skills in a fun and engaging way. Current classroom topics are incorporated in to the learning to make this relevant for the children and to allow cross curricular links to be made.
Year 1- Fundamental Movement Skills 2
Previous learning is consolidated to ensure children have a secure knowledge of fundamental skills. Children learn how to move carefully retaining their balance. They think about how to share space with others and how to move around this space in safe way. Children will travel in a range of ways and incorporate this into a variety of activities. They will also look at some simple attacking and defending principles.
Year 2- Fundamental Movement Skills 3
Children continue to build confidence with the fundamental skills. Children will learn to skip using a rope ensuring they can jump in a variety of ways. The children will learn to dribble a ball with either hand and be able to travel with the ball keeping their heads up. They will look at passing the ball in different ways and be able catch a ball consistently well. Throughout this learning the children will understand the importance of demonstrating the sporting values.
Year 3- Cricket
Skills learned in previous years will be built on and applied to a game. Children will learn how to correctly position their body to receive a ball, bowl a ball overarm with a straight arm and look at what a wicket keeper stance would look like. Children will be able to throw accurately and powerfully and be able to hit a ball with a bat. Children will also look at tactical awareness.
Year 4- Netball
Building on previous learning children will look at sending a netball accurately in a number of ways, defend individually and as part of a team and shoot using good technique. Children will then use what they have learned in a game scenario, applying rules of attacking and defending.
Year 5- Netball
Children will demonstrate confidently that they are able to send and receive a netball and know what they want to do with it. Children will learn to anticipate the play and release the ball quickly. They will learn to shoulder pass accurately and with force and be able to create space for themselves. They will learn the rules of the game and apply these to game scenarios so that they can participate purposefully in a game.
Year 5- Yoga
Building on prior learning children will understand what the benefits are to them physically and mentally from the different poses. They will be able to make positive affirmations and understand how to ‘Mirror’ in yoga. They will be able to perform a wide range of poses and be able to articulate what they have enjoyed about yoga.
Year 6- Football
Children will be accurately passing the ball to each other, demonstrating skill and close control. They will use prior learnt skills and apply these to a game scenario to allow their team to retain possession. Children will learn to communicate well with one another and defend thoughtfully. Children will be able to control their emotions in a game situation.
Reception – Jungle (Dance)
This is an exciting topic for the children and links to their learning in the Summer term. The children will use their bodies to create simple theme related shapes, movements and actions. Children will be introduced to the idea of showing different levels when they travel and understand how and why it is important to travel safely in space. The children will then perform a basic sequence of music led by an adult.
Year 1- Invasion Game Skills
The children will build on their previous learning and explore some strategies of attack and defence like using the width of the pitch when attacking and closing the space down quickly when defending. The children will learn to change direction competently and confidently, pass and receive a hockey ball, move around safely, which dribbling a ball and stop a ball on the run.
Year 2- Fire of London (Dance)
The Great Fire of London is a Year 2 History topic that the children love, and so to immerse them in their learning we link this with their PE learning. The children will learn to move safely and creatively in space, focus on timing and performance and show use of different levels in their travelling movements.
Year 2- Yoga
The children learn the importance of warming up safely. They will then be shown a range of poses that include jungle animals. They will know how to work imaginatively and how to bend, stretch and reach.
Year 3- Netball
Children in Year 3 start applying the knowledge that they have learned in previous years and apply this to individual sports. The children will learn to pass a netball, accurately, in a variety of ways. They will also learn crucial team tactics that they will need to apply when in a game situation; these include a good starting position, best passing position and to pass the ball within 3 seconds of receiving it.
Year 4- Tennis
Children will apply learned knowledge from their previous Striking and Field Games unit. They will build on this knowledge to further develop their skills. The children will learn to hit consistent forehand returns, get into a good position to play backhand shots and volley a ball.
Year 5- Dance through the ages (Dance)
This is a fun topic for the children (and adults!) where they can travel through time with dance. The children build on the skills learned in previous year’s dance units. The children will include use of level changes and different directions, as well as including changes in formation, dynamics, Canon, Unison, Direction and Level.
Year 6- The Haka (Dance)
This is a fun unit for the children (especially to any Rugby fans). It is a great unit that really helps engage both boys and girls in dance. The children will learn to creatively change static actions into travelling movements, communicate effectively with a partner and evaluate the work of other’s using simple technical language.
Reception- Athletics 1
Children learn to share space and run with their heads up. They will also be able to jump from one foot to two feet and two feet to two feet. They will then progress on to coordinating a run with a jump. They will be able to share equipment and work cooperatively with a partner or within a group.
Year 1- Athletics 2
Children will build on athletics work from Reception and show that they can develop different styles of jumping. Children will be able to throw with a run up and show a variety of athletic techniques competently. Throughout the topic the children will demonstrate that they can show the school games values.
Year 2- Invasion Game Skills 2
Knowledge from Year 1 is built on in this topic. The children will throw a ball overarm for their partner to catch after one bounce. Children will apply attacking and defending techniques and be able to intercept a pass and close the space down quickly when defending. They will then progress on to competing in team games with some spatial awareness.
Year 3- Athletics
The children will develop the correct techniques to start a sprint race, developing their coordination to improve their speed. They will learn how to efficiently and consistently sprint between hurdles and how to accurately throw overarm with power and for distance.
Year 4- Athletics
Building on work from Year 3, children will show that they can jump consistently off the same foot and show that they can perform a scissor kick. Children will accurately replicate the techniques for running, jumping and throwing and run a relay efficiently as part of a team.
Year 4- Yoga
Children will develop previously taught skills and show that they can hold positions with good alignment and shape. They will learn to work with control and be able to isolate body parts. They will also work as part of a group to perform different poses.
Year 5- Athletics
The children will show that they can change pace and run at different tempos and show that they can sustain their pace over longer distances. They will be able to throw with accuracy and power using the pull technique (taught in previous years). They will look at the correct techniques to perform a triple jump, high jump and standing vertical jump.
Year 6- Rounders
Children will show that they can catch with soft hand and throw accurately into space. They will be able to bowl accurately at a consistent height and catch and throw quickly. They will be able to strike accurately and communicate with fellow batsmen/women when between bases.