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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).
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.
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