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Year 6

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 6

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.

- Be able to select and apply appropriate ball skills to a small sided game.
- Anticipate and predict flight/speed/trajectory of different sizes/shapes/weights of balls in order to intercept them.
- Refine control, accuracy and consistency in stopping a ball with feet or stick in a game situation.
- 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 10 elements in groups of 3-4.
- Begin to attempt to intercept ball and gain possession.
- Use and understand terms canon and unison.
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. 
- 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).