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Year 4

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 4

Lessons may include:

- Alter running action depending on if they are sprinting or distance running.
- Jump from standing.
- Jump from a run up.
- Travel and bounce a ball with one hand.
- Pupils should be able to travel in different ways on the floor and on/under/over apparatus of different levels. 
- Balance in different shapes and using different body parts on the floor and apparatus.
- Use spinning and turning actions on the floor and apparatus and combine with a jump, hop, leap or different travelling moves. Combine a turn and a jump of at least 180°.
- Throw a ball over a net.
- Hit a moving ball with a bat.
- Be able to select and apply appropriate ball skills to a small sided game.
- Catch a ball that they have to run and reach.
- Move to stop a ball with feet or stick.
- 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 6 elements.
- Use space effectively in order to score Know how to position themselves to defend.
- Able to express different emotions/characters through movement.
- 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).