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Year 5

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.


As stated in the National Curriculum, the subject content for swimming and water safety is as follows:

·         Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.

·         Use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke].

·         Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.


Year 5

Lessons may include:

- Running actions become more refined and adapted to the context.

- Jump from a height with a safe, controlled landing, head up, knees bent. 

- 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°.
- Increase distance and height of throws.
- Overarm throw with a run up.
- 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 of a ball in order to intercept it.
- 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 8 elements.
- Be aware of other players they can pass to in a game who are in a better position for scoring.  
- Create dance patterns/phrases/motifs and repeat and modify elements of the motif.
-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).


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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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