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Year 1

As stated in the National Curriculum, the subject content for children in Key Stage 1 is as follows:

·         Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.

·         Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.

·         Perform dances using simple movement patterns.

Year 1

Lessons may include:

- Run with limited but observable flight phase, extension of back leg and some arm swing.
- Jump up and forward from two feet and land two feet using their arms to help them.
- Hop 6-8 times consecutively travelling forward on each foot separately.
- Skip forwards without a rope, hopping on alternate feet. May land flat footed. 
- March using opposite arm and leg. Bending at elbow and knee of 90 degrees. 
- Walk forwards heel to toe for 5 or more steps without support. 
- Stand on one leg for about 8 seconds (on right and left leg) 
- Roll from their tummy, to their back and onto their tummy again keeping their body straight and their arms above their head. 
- Overhand throw a ball stepping forward on same leg as throwing arm. The ball may be held behind the head and upper body bends forward, transferring body weight as arm moves forward.   
- Catch a small ball using both hands whilst stationary 5 times out of 10. Arms may trap the ball instead of hands. 
- Kick a stationary ball from standing by swinging their leg backward and forward with the opposite arm in front for balance on right and left foot. 
- Trap a ball that is rolled towards them with each foot separately. Movement may appear poorly timed and uncoordinated. 
- Apply the above skills in a range of different activities.
- Defend a target by moving their body to intercept a bean bag. Begin to look for and move into a space to score. 
- Remember how to start and finish a dance, and what shapes or actions are in the middle. Work individually or with a partner. May use different levels and directions. 
 - One against one, two against two or one against two or three. Play with a partner to complete a task.
- Analyse my own and others' performance.