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.
Lessons may include:
- Running actions become more refined and adapted to the context.
- Combine a jump, step and hop.
- Refine travelling while dribbling a ball using hands, feet and a stick. Control, co-ordination and efficiency of movement improves.
- Pupils should be able to travel in different ways on the floor and on/under/over apparatus of different levels.
- Understand and perform combination of asymmetrical and symmetrical shapes and balances.
- Be able to mirror and match balances.
- Pupils should be able to progress to balancing with a partner and in small groups.
- 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 using a pushing, pulling and slinging action with increased accuracy to hit a target.
- Perform basic overarm bowling action as in cricket so player can hit it.
- Hit a moving ball with a bat and then run to a base/wicket.
- Hit a ball over a net with a racket.
- Refine control, accuracy and consistency in stopping a ball with feet or stick in a game situation.
- Plan a dance framework for one, two, three or four sections, with different forms such as AB, ABA, ABCDAB. Different sections are danced by individuals, pairs or groups.
- Use increasingly complex language and technical vocabulary to describe, evaluate and suggest improvements to their performances (self-assessment).