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Year 3

As stated in the National Curriculum, the subject content for children in Key Stage 2 is as follows:

·         Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination.

·         Play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.

·         Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics].

·         Perform dances using a range of movement patterns.

·         Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team.

·         Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

Year 3

Lessons may include:

- Run, stop and change direction on command.
- Jump using different feet patterns confidently e.g 2 to 2, 1 to 2, 2 to 1, 1 to the same, 1 to the other.
- Travel slowly and bounce a ball using two hands.
- Pupils should be able to travel in different ways on the floor and on/under/over apparatus of different levels. 
- Stand on one leg for about 20 seconds (on right and left leg).
- Understand how to use their body to make symmetrical and contrasting shapes.
- Pencil or log roll varying their body shape at the start, in the middle and at the end.
- Teddy bear roll.
- Spin/turn on different body parts and stop without losing their balance.
- Throw  underarm, overarm, push throw, pull throw, slinging action.
- Bounce a ball to hit a target. 
- Be able to select and apply appropriate ball skills to a small sided game. 
- Catch more consistently with two and one hand whilst stationary.
- Stop a ball with feet or stick whilst stationary.
- Demonstrate an increasing development and improvement in flexibility, strength, technique and control in a wide range of skills and activities.
- Select different throws/passes in a game depending on their position, the context and where they want the ball to land.
- Pupil may link a run, turn to step sideways and then throw to perform a bowling action in cricket. Pupils may link a jump, step and hop to begin learning a triple jump or a hop, step into a cartwheel. They may combine a jump and a turn in a dance or gymnastics sequence.  
- Perform a sequence of up to 4 elements.
- Begin to understand how to use space to be able to send/receive a ball. 
- Remember and perform a dance.
- Respond to different music imaginatively. 
- Pupils should aim to include different levels, pathways, rhythms, speed, directions, shapes, groupings in their dances. They should start with including 1 or 2 of the above dance elements gradually adding in other dimensions.
- Pupils take part individually in activities and co-operate, collaborate and communicate as part of a group/team. Be able to give clear instructions and use different methods of communication. 
- Demonstrate teamwork, fairness, use specific vocabulary, solve problems, share, be enthusiastic, passionate, committed and determined.
- Use increasingly complex language and technical vocabulary to describe, evaluate and suggest improvements to their performances (self-assessment).