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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).
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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