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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).
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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