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.
Lessons may include:
- Run with definite flight phase, stride speed fast and stride length at maximum. Arm swings vertically in opposition to legs.
- Jump from a bench, two feet take off and one foot landing followed immediately by second foot. Jump using different feet patterns eg 2 to 2, 2 to 1, 1 to 2, 1 to the same, 1 to the other.
- Hop 8-10 or more times consecutively on each foot, on the spot and travelling.
- Skip forwards without a rope in time to music. Toe first landing.
- Touch right knee with left hand and left knee with right hand as marching.
- Walk forwards and backwards heel to toe for 5 or more steps without support.
- Stand on one leg for about 15 seconds (on right and left leg).
- Roll from their tummy, to their back and onto their tummy again twice in a row keeping their body straight and their arms above their head.
- Overhand throw a ball with transfer of weight from back foot, stepping forward on opposite foot as the arm extends. There is rotation through the whole body during the throw.
- Catch a small ball using both hands whilst stationary 9 times out of 10. The eyes track the ball and hands adjust to the flight of the ball. Action is well timed and coordinated.
- Hit a moving ball with a bat.
- Kick a large ball from standing with alternate feet through a gap of 1m from 3m away.
- Trap a ball that is tossed towards them at moderate speed with each foot separately. Will move to meet the ball.
- Apply the above skills in a range of different activities.
- Play in groups up to four, three attackers, one defender, working together to score/achieve target. Using space with increased confidence.
- Use expressive and dynamic qualities to show different moods, ideas and feelings. May use different speeds and more complex rhythms. Work individually and with a partner.
- Play together in pairs or threes throwing and catching an object to achieve a target e.g. 10 catches in a row without dropping it.
- Evaluate performance with others.
We also use the Real PE fundamentals skills scheme from years Reception to 6. It aims to give every child the physical literacy, emotional and thinking skills to achieve in PE, sport and life.