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Autumn Term

Unit 1: Health and Fitness

Children will start to record their pulse before, during and after exercise to understand the impact. They will understand some of the different muscle groups during their warm-ups and cool-downs and use some of the correct terminology to discuss how the body physically changes during exercise. They will understand and demonstrate stamina and why it is important. They will discuss the impact of improved fitness on health and give examples of activities that would improve fitness. Children will set a personal fitness challenge they aim to beat at the end of the term.


Unit 2: Fundamental Movement Skills

Children will be taught how to apply the skills taught in KS1 to a range of activities, games and tasks. Sports will be introduced to support the teaching of these skills.

  • run (jogging and pace-setting) 
  • jump (explore variation through jumps )
  • skip (with ropes, in small groups, pairs, mirror work) 
  • throw accurately and at varying distances 
  • catch (from a partner, the wall, group game) 
  • kick (football to a person or target)
  • strike (hockey stick, tennis racket)
  • control (their equipment to the desired effect)

Children will participate in Sports Day.


Spring Term

Unit 3: Dance

Children will explore and create characters and narratives in response to a range of stimuli. They will compose short dances with a clear start, middle and end on their own, with partners or in small groups. They will develop basic actions and skills using: dynamics, space and relationship, travel, gesture, turns, jumps and balances with good composure and control. At the end of the unit, children will remember and perform a longer dance routine to others (8 – 20 steps). They will evaluate and improve a dance performance by recording and viewing their rehearsals and that of others.


Unit 4: Gymnastics

Children will apply basic core shapes (straight, tuck, pike, straddle, dish, arch) to travelling, jumping, balancing and rolling at different heights adding a change of direction (forwards and backwards). They will perform front and back supports confidently on and off equipment. They will us the floor and equipment imaginatively to incorporate travels, rolls, jumps and balances to create a sequence. They will follow the criteria for a sequence and understand how the performance and execution of the movements affect overall judgement. They will perform mirrored, paired and individual routines (non-contact) and have a clear focus when watching others perform. Lastly, children will say when a skill or movement is performed well and why. 


Summer Term

Unit 5: Games - target and receiving games

Children will practice kicking, striking, throwing and catching with increasing accuracy at a desired target or person (initially as drills then in small games to apply skill). They will use different shots (different strengths for the desired outcome) and know how to make it difficult for an appointment. They will understand rules and be able to follow them accepting the consequences of not following the rules e.g., loss of a point or player.  They will discuss other team’s performances and offer ideas and suggestions on how they could improve. They will begin to think about tactics and how they could be used to gain an advantage.


Unit 6: Leadership and Teamwork

Children will work collaboratively as a team and plan and design games for others to play. They will model and teach others how to play their game including rules and scoring. They will understand the importance of good sporting manners when either winning or losing and demonstrate. They will discuss and allocate roles within a team and stick to the role. They will deliver basic warm-ups and cool-downs to small groups and offer feedback and advice on how to improve constructively through observations.