Intent

At Hexham Middle School we aim to provide a high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to develop a love of movement and to be physically active. The curriculum is specifically planned to provide opportunities for all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It is structured to provide developmental opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. In the Hexham partnership we believe sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

Our Physical Education curriculum themes:

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.
  • Ensure pupils are physically active for sustained periods of time.
  • Engage pupils in competitive sports and activities.
  • Encourage pupils to lead healthy, active lives.

Pupils should build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2, become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities. They should understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. They should develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.

Department Vision

Physical Education is one of the most powerful mass movers in changing and improving the lives of young people. As such, our two key aims in the physical education department is to develop; firstly, a ‘lifelong love of being physically active’ and secondly, a strong ‘sporting culture’ within school for both participation and excellence, for all pupils. Through this culture we aim to ‘create a sporting habit for life’.

 ‘As a department, we aim to develop pupils who are physically literate. We aim to do this by providing a challenging, disciplined and safe environment for high quality teaching and learning. This is achieved through creating an enjoyable and productive atmosphere for staff and pupils, where we strive to inspire and engage students to participate and achieve. This will enable all pupils to have the motivation, confidence, understanding, knowledge and confidence to make positive lifestyle choices and choose to be active for life.’

The Physical Education department at Hexham Middle School strives to be a successful, vibrant and dynamic subject area. The highest standards are expected of learners, who are encouraged to contribute effectively to the wider society through the direct teaching of the core values promoted by the Rugby Football Union: teamwork, respect, discipline, enjoyment and sportsmanship.  We believe that a strong and vibrant PE Department is important for whole school achievement; as a department we aim to raise progress and attainment within PE and school sport participation, academic achievement, and the health and well-being of our pupils. Through the ethos of the subject and the school, pupils develop personal qualities such as self-esteem, self-confidence, tolerance and empathy. To achieve this we will continually focus on providing great learning experiences via an engaging, broad and balanced Physical Education curriculum.  Students will experience a range of activities focused on developing both their physical competence and proficiency.

Pupils will be provided with learning experiences designed to allow them to become successful learners, to overcome challenges and that provide a range of opportunities to engage in carefully planned competitive sporting events and festivals, at both intra school and inter school level. The department has been very successful at inter school competition with Hexham Middle School pupils and teams excelling at local, regional and national level.

The PE Department strives to deliver the government’s strategy for physical education and school sport, with its strong emphasis on extending competitive opportunities for all students. The PE and Sport Premium funding is a key focus to help us at HMS, develop our curriculum and extracurricular offer to help pupils develop a lifelong love of being active and healthy.

Implementation: Guiding Philosophies behind PE at HMS

1. Developing Effective and Knowledgeable Performers – A Firm Focus on Technical, Physical, Social and Psychological

At HMS we strongly believe that to be ‘truly effective’ in any physical or sporting activity you must develop skills and knowledge in the following key areas: Technical, Tactical, Social and Psychological. Our curriculum and assessment procedures are constructed around these four key pillars of performance. These are the four key areas that we look to develop in every pupil across the four years that they are with us at HMS and we strongly believe that no corner works in isolation from the others.

These four areas of development are broken down as follows:

TECHNICAL: Practices and match play appropriate to the needs of individuals within the group, including varying activities and optional positional roles.

PHYSICAL: Physical growth and human performance, linked to each player’s chronological and biological age, including frequency, intensity and duration of activities, and developmental skills.

PSYCHOLOGICAL: Psychological development and self-concept in the growing player, including sports performance psychology, behavioural learning together with state, trait and personality issues and the development of ‘games sense’ for team sports intelligence.

SOCIAL: The influence of life at home, school, community, in the street, including the possible effects of the impact of peer group pressure, professional and personal relationships, and lifestyle management.

2. Physical Literacy

We believe in the importance producing physically literate pupils:

“Physical literacy can be described as the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life,”

To do this we provide education experiences where pupils learn to:

  • Understand the following benefits of being active throughout their life.
  • See activity as a priority of everyday life and enjoy the rewards that this provides.
  • Understanding the value of being consistent with physical activity. Being active every day, every week, every month.

3. Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) Approach

The Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) approach was developed by researchers at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom to tap into children’s inherent desire to play. TGfU was developed to around the concept of teaching children games by playing games. 

At HMS we believe that we need to develop young people who truly understand the nature of games;

  • We need to develop players with game intelligence;
  • We need to help players appreciate the translation of knowledge in games (i.e. when, how and why to use techniques and tactical principles);
  • We need to develop games players who are playful and confident to experiment at will;
  • Good games players need to have tactical understanding AND technical prowess i.e. what is tactically desirable must be technically possible.
  • In order to achieve this, we need to start by teaching children in very basic game forms.

As a PE department we believe that this final point is of vital importance. It is the guiding principle of our curriculum designed and our focus when engineering developmentally meaningful learning opportunities. As such TGfU helps in creating a developmentally appropriate curriculum specifically in games but also in the other areas of PE provision by focussing on the following key points when designing learning sequences:

  • Reducing tactical complexity to make decision making easier (before gradually increasing it);
  • Increasing opportunities for success (and therefore building confidence);
  • Focusing on a much smaller range of possible techniques than is normal.

Impact

Key Focus: Stage 2: FUNdamental

The main objective of the Year 5 curriculum is the overall development of the pupil’s physical capacities and fundamental movement skills.

The key points of the Year 5 curriculum are:

  • Participation in as many sports as possible
  • Speed, power and endurance are developed using FUN games
  • Appropriate and correct running, jumping and throwing techniques are taught using the ABC’s of athletics
  • Introduction to the simple rules and ethics of sports
  • Strength training with exercises which use the child’s own body weight
  • Develop the athlete’s:
    • ABC’s (Agility, Balance, Coordination and Speed)
    • RJT (Running, Jumping, Throwing)
    • KGBs (Kinesthetics, Gliding, Buoyancy, Striking with a body part)
    • CKs (Catching, Kicking, Striking with an implement)

Key Focus: Stage 3: Learn to Train

The main objective of the Year 6 curriculum is to learn all fundamental sports skills.

The key points of the Year 6 curriculum are:

  • Further develop fundamental movement skills
  • Learn general overall sports skills
  • Continue to develop strength with own body-weight exercises as well as hopping-bounding exercises
  • Continue to develop endurance with games and relays · Introduce basic flexibility exercises
  • Continue to develop speed with specific activities during the warm-up, such as agility, quickness and change of direction

Key Focus: Consolidate Stage 3: Learn to Train (see above)

Moving to Stage 4: Train to train

The main objective of the Year 7 curriculum is the overall development of the pupil’s physical capacities (focus on aerobic conditioning) and fundamental movement skills.

The key points of the Year 7 curriculum are:

  • Emphasis will remain on extending general sports skills
  • Due to better developed mental capacities, pupils will be more able to learn under realistic game pressure
  • Develop pupil’s ability to apply core skills to develop decision making ability in a variety of playing positions.
  • Competition will be used only to reinforce learning and refining the application of skills, not concentrate on the outcome of matches.

Key Focus: Consolidation of Stage 4: Train to Train.

The main objective of the Year 8 curriculum is the continued development of the pupil’s physical capacities (focus on aerobic conditioning) and fundamental movement skills.

The key points of the Year 8 curriculum are:

  • Focus on providing leadership opportunities for all pupils.
  • Develop tactical awareness within a range of games.
  • Develop the quality of decision making while under pressure in game situations.
  • Provide opportunities for pupils to guide school team tactics and strategies.
  • Provide quality opportunities to compete within lessons and outside lessons.

Sequence of Learning

Autumn Term 1

National Curriculum Focus:

  1. Develop a broad range of skills
  2. Apply a broader range of skills
  3. Enjoy communicating and collaborating with each other

Learning Activity: Central Net/Wall Games – Tennis

Assessment Focus:

  • Cooperate with a partner.
  • Applying rules consistently and fairly.
  • Play the ball away from their opponent.
  • Select appropriate shots to hit the target.
  • Takes turns while working in a pair.
  • Use simple practices to improve.

Learning Activity: Invasion Games – Tchouk Ball, Endball, Capture the Flag, Four Corners Game

Assessment Focus:

  • Catch and throw in isolation.
  • Catch and throw within a game.
  • Play a game within basic rules.
  • Can start a game in a basic team shape.
  • Explain why keeping possession of the ball is important.
  • Make increasingly effective decisions in game situations.

Autumn Term 2

National Curriculum Focus:

  1. Develop flexibility, strength, technique control and balance
  2. Link skills to make actions and sequences of movement
  3. Enjoy communicating and collaborating with each other

Learning Activity: Gymnastics — introduction to basic actions

Assessment Focus:

  • Perform 8 basic shapes accurately.
  • Perform basic roll, wheels and balances with increasing control.
  • Understands the importance of repetition to improve.
  • Can perform safely when using equipment.
  • Combine basic skills to create an individual and partner sequence.

Learning Activity: Dance

Assessment Focus:

  • Designing and performing their own warm ups.
  • Composing, developing and adapting dance phrases.
  • Using linking movements to ensure fluency.
  • Varying order, timing, speed and direction of movements.
  • Performing skills and movement patterns accurately.
  • Working cooperatively with others.
  • Describing and suggesting ways to improve their own and others dances.

Spring Term 1

National Curriculum Focus:

  1. Develop flexibility, strength, technique control and balance
  2. Link skills to make actions and sequences of movement
  3. Enjoy communicating and collaborating with each other

Learning Activity: Gymnastics – Partner Work Core Task

Assessment Focus:

  • Build increasingly more complex movement sequences.
  • Develop timing with a partner.
  • Use equipment imaginatively to enhance movement sequences.
  • Build a sequence to mirror and match a partner.
  • Sequences should show pupils performing side-by-side or leader and follower.
  • Listen to other people’s ideas when planning sequences.
  • Perform safely on low equipment.
  • Perform with increasing accuracy and elegance.

Learning Activity: Dance

Assessment Focus:

  • Designing and performing their own warm ups.
  • Composing, developing and adapting dance phrases.
  • Using linking movements to ensure fluency.
  • Varying order, timing, speed and direction of movements.
  • Performing skills and movement patterns accurately.
  • Working cooperatively with others.
  • Describing and suggesting ways to improve their own and others dances.

Spring Term 2

National Curriculum Focus:

  1. Develop a broad range of skills
  2. Apply a broader range of skills
  3. Apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.

Learning Activity: Invasion Games Unit 1, TGFU: Netball and Rugby

Assessment Focus:

  • Selecting a ball that they can all send and receive.
  • Moving into different positions to receive the ball.
  • Sending the ball with a suitable technique.
  • Moving to try to intercept the ball.
  • Identifying what they and others have done well
  • Working with others to make progress towards the goals.
  • Using space well.
  • Keeping possession and control of the ball.

Summer Term 1

National Curriculum Focus:

  1. Learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success
  2. Compare and improve performances with previous ones
  3. Develop flexibility, strength, technique control and balance

Learning Activity: Athletics – Quadkids

Assessment Focus:

  • Explain the importance of getting prepared for exercise.
  • Can set realistic targets to help improve performance.
  • Run at a good pace over a range of distances.
  • Perform a sling, push and pull throw.
  • Aim their throws accurately at targets.
  • Perform a basic long and high jump.
  • Selecting appropriate equipment for each technique.
  • Using coaching advice to improve their technique.
  • Improving their score.

Summer Term 2

National Curriculum Focus:

  1. Compare and improve performances with previous ones
  2. Enjoy collaborating and competing against each other

Learning Activity: Orienteering

Assessment Focus:

  • Understand the importance of orientating a map.
  • Orientate a map using the key buildings on site.
  • Follow simple line features to find a control.
  • Know some of the basic symbols used on a orienteering map.
  • Know that the colours are important on a map.

National Curriculum Focus:

  1. Develop a broad range of skills
  2. Apply a broader range of skills
  3. Apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.

Learning Activity: Striking and Fielding – Cricket and Rounders, Target Games – Golf

Assessment Focus:

  • Bowl effectively with an overarm action.
  • Know the correct, grip, stance and backlift.
  • Understand that you can attack some bowling and you need to defend against others.
  • Run between the wickets confidently.
  • Understanding that working quickie as the fielding team puts pressure on the batting.
  • Understand how to be safe while participating.
  • Explain the importance of persevering on a task.
  • Physically demonstrate a task to a peer.

Autumn Term 1

National Curriculum Focus:

  1. Develop a broad range of skills
  2. Apply a broader range of skills
  3. Apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.

Learning Activity: Invasion Games 1 – Rugby

Assessment Focus:

  • Explain the importance of depth, width and cover in attack and defence.
  • Mark an opponent man-to-man.
  • Play effectively in two positions for a specific game.
  • Umpire/referee a simple game.
  • Play in a basic team formation.

Learning Activity: Invasion Games – Netball

Assessment Focus:

  • Pass accurately over a range of distances.
  • Move off the ball to slow the ball to progress up a pitch.
  • Work hard in defence to intercept a ball.
  • Adapt to tactics that are being used by their opponent.
  • Respond quickly to a change of roll from attack to defence.

Autumn Term 2

National Curriculum Focus:

  1. Learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success
  2. Compare and improve performances with previous ones
  3. Develop flexibility, strength, technique control and balance

Learning Activity: Run 4 Fun

Assessment Focus:

  • Demonstrates a sufficient level of fitness.
  • Show an understanding of pacing in an endurance event.
  • Push themselves to set a personal best.
  • Perform a basic warm up for running.

Learning Activity: Gymnastics – Acrobatic Gymnastics

Assessment Focus:

  • Can perform core skills of balance in isolation.
  • Is mature enough to support a partner within a balance.
  • Can follow basic safety instructions.
  • Core gymnastic skills are performed with some accuracy, fluency and control.
  • Is able to negotiate with a partner to build a sequence.
  • Can communicate ideas to a partner either verbally or nonverbally.
  • Can adapt to working with a partner on apparatus.

Learning Activity: Dance

Assessment Focus:

  • Plan and perform dances confidently.
  • Understanding of dance to create movement phrases.
  • Use their knowledge of dance to adapt their skills to meet the demands of a range of dance styles.
  • Showing their expression in their dances and sensitivity to the music.
  • Show an understanding of the form and dance.
  • Working collaboratively in pairs and small groups and as a class.
  • Make imaginative suggestions on how to improve their own and others dances.
  • Use appropriate vocabulary to talk about their own work.

Spring Term 1

National Curriculum Focus:

  1. Develop flexibility, strength, technique control and balance
  2. Link skills to make actions and sequences of movement
  3. Learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success

Learning Activity: Gymnastics – Acrobatic Gymnastics

Assessment Focus:

  • Take more responsibility for warming up.
  • Composing a sequence with changes of levels, speed and direction.
  • Adapting to working with a partner and using apparatus.
  • Performing a range of acrobatic balances.
  • Performing consistently, accurately and fluently.
  • Performing a range of gymnastic actions safely.
  • Showing good body tension and extension.
  • Commenting on performances and suggesting improvements.

Learning Activity: Dance

Assessment Focus:

  • Planning and performing dances confidently.
  • Using their understanding of dance to create movement phrases.
  • Use their knowledge of dance to adapt their skills to meet the demands of a range of dance styles.
  • Showing their expression in their dances and sensitivity to the music.
  • Showing an understanding of the form and dance.
  • Working collaboratively in pairs and small groups and as a class.
  • Making imaginative suggestions on how to improve their own and others dances.
  • Use appropriate vocabulary to talk about their own work.

Spring Term 2

National Curriculum Focus:

  1. Develop a broad range of skills
  2. Apply a broader range of skills
  3. Apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  4. Enjoy collaborating and competing against each other

Learning Activity: Invasion Games 2 – Rugby, Invasion Games 2 – Hockey

Assessment Focus:

  • Selecting appropriate equipment for the task.
  • Selecting different positions for the team.
  • Agreeing on their own rules to suit the equipment.
  • Attempting to outwit their opponents by using agreed tactics.
  • Passing, controlling, dribbling and shooting effectively.
  • Applying principles of team play to keep possession.
  • Making decisions quickly in games.
  • Changing rules and tactics as necessary.

Summer Term 1

National Curriculum Focus:

  1. Develop flexibility, strength, technique control and balance
  2. Compare and improve performances with previous ones
  3. Learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success

Learning Activity: OAA – Orienteering

Assessment Focus:

  • Identify where they are on a simple map of a familiar environment.
  • Use simple maps to follow a route or trail.
  • Discuss how to follow trials and problem solve.
  • Comment on how best to tackle a task.

Learning Activity: Athletics – more formal athletics events

Assessment Focus: 

  • Can sustain their pace over longer distances.
  • Throw with greater control, distance and accuracy.
  • Perform a range of jumps showing power control and consistency at take-off and landing.
  • Organise themselves to take on roles
  • Explain how warming up can affect performance.
  • Describe why some athletic activities improve power and endurance.
  • Can watch a partner’s athletic performance and identify the main strengths and areas needed to improve.

Summer Term 2

National Curriculum Focus:

  1. Apply a broader range of skills
  2. Apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  3. Enjoy collaborating and competing against each other

Learning Activity: Striking and Fielding – Cricket and Rounders

Assessment Focus:

  • Hit the ball hard
  • Hitting into space
  • Running fluently between bases.
  • Using different throwing techniques.
  • Discussing how to improve their performance.
  • Deciding on the best fielding positions.
  • Varying their play.
  • Knowing the rules of the game and following them fairly.

Autumn Term 1

National Curriculum Focus:

  1. Develop expert technique to improve performance
  2. Apply principles of effective performance to their own and others’ work
  3. Develop skills to solve problems
  4. Participate in exercise, sports and activities

Learning Activity: Invasion Games 1 – Rugby, Invasion Games 1 – Netball

Assessment Focus:

  • Passing and shooting with control, fluency and accurately.
  • Demonstrate a range of attacking skills.
  • Working well as a team to support each other.
  • Demonstrating a range of defending skills.
  • Using Width of the pitch effectively.
  • Talking about how to improve their performance.
  • Using tactics to outwit their opponents.
  • Changing tactics as a team to suit the situation.

Autumn Term 2

National Curriculum Focus: 

  1. Develop expert technique to improve performance.
  2. Perform dances using advanced dance techniques in a range of dance styles and forms.
  3. Apply techniques across different sports and physical activities.
  4. Build trust.

Learning Activity: Run 4 Fun

Assessment Focus:

  • Demonstrates a sufficient level of fitness.
  • Show an understanding of pacing in an endurance event.
  • Push themselves to set a personal best.
  • Perform a basic warm up for running.

Learning Activity: Gymnastics – ‘Double Take’

Assessment Focus:

  • Select and organise equipment effectively.
  • Selecting actions and balances that can be performed well.
  • Displays a clear starting and ending position.
  • Perform movements that are linked fluently.
  • Display changes in speed, levels and direction.
  • Demonstrate relationships such as mirroring and cannon.
  • Work effectively with a partner.
  • Describe performances and improvements.

Learning Activity: Dance

Assessment Focus:

  • Remembering and repeating dance phrases.
  • Creating dances with a clear beginning, middle and end.
  • Composing longer, more complex dance phrases.
  • Selecting appropriate movements to represent artistic intention.
  • Portraying style and expressive qualities.
  • Using different levels, speeds and expressions.
  • Showing an awareness of music and rhythm
  • Use dance language confidently and accurately.

Spring Term 1

National Curriculum Focus:

  1. Apply techniques across different sports and physical activities
  2. Apply principles of effective performance to their own and others’ work
  3. Develop skills to solve problems
  4. Analyse and improve performances compared to previous ones
  5. Participate in exercise, sports and activities

Learning Activity: Gymnastics – ‘Double Take’

Assessment Focus:

  • Selects and organises equipment effectively.
  • Selects actions and balances that can be performed well.
  • Displays a clear starting and ending position.
  • movements are linked fluently.
  • Display changes in speed, levels and direction.
  • Demonstrate relationships such as mirroring and cannon.
  • Work effectively with a partner.
  • Describe performances and improvements.

Learning Activity: Fitness

Assessment Focus:

  • Select appropriate warm up and cool down activities.
  • Know how often and for how long to exercise for to be healthy
  • Know how to monitor how hard I am working including taking their pulse.
  • Describe basic fitness components: speed, strength, stamina and suppleness.

Spring Term 2

National Curriculum Focus:

  1. Develop expert technique to improve performance
  2. Apply techniques across different sports and physical activities
  3. Apply principles of effective performance to their own and others’ work
  4. Analyse and improve performances compared to previous ones

Learning Activity: OAA – Orienteering

Assessment Focus:

  • Planning for the orienteering course.
  • Recognising symbols and reading the map accurately.
  • Showing confidence in unfamiliar surroundings.
  • Adapting approaches depending on the environment.
  • Relating well to others in their group.
  • Understanding how to prepare for outdoor activity.
  • Reviewing their work and suggesting alternate approaches.

Learning Activity: Athletics

Assessment Focus:

  • Can sustain their pace over longer distances.
  • Throw with greater control, distance and accuracy.
  • Perform a range of jumps showing power control and consistency at take-off and landing.
  • Organise themselves to take on roles
  • Explain how warming up can affect performance.
  • Describe why some athletic activities improve power and endurance.
  • Can watch a partner’s athletic performance and identify the main strengths and areas needed to improve.
  • Use coaching advice to improve their technique.
  • Improve their score.
  • Follow rules and keep score accurately.

Summer Term 2

National Curriculum Focus:

  1. Participate in exercise, sports and activities
  2. Apply techniques across different sports and physical activities
  3. Develop skills to solve problems
  4. Understand and apply the long term health benefits of physical activity

Learning Activity: Game Play TGFU

Assessment Focus:

  • Responding to how the ball has been bowled.
  • Hitting with control and accuracy.
  • Directing the ball away from fielders
  • Bowling with accuracy and an awareness of fielders.
  • Intercepting and returning the ball effectively.
  • Tracking and catching the ball effectively.
  • Evaluating strengths and weaknesses and changing tactics accordingly.
  • Following scoring and rules accurately.

Autumn Term 1

National Curriculum Focus:

  1. Develop expert technique to improve performance
  2. Apply principles of effective performance to their own and others’ work
  3. Develop skills to solve problems
  4. Participate in exercise, sports and activities

Learning Activity: Invasion Games 1 – Rugby, Invasion Games 1 – Netball

Assessment Focus:

  • Passing and shooting with control, fluency and accurately.
  • Demonstrate a range of attacking skills.
  • Working well as a team to support each other.
  • Demonstrating a range of defending skills.
  • Using Width of the pitch effectively.
  • Talking about how to improve their performance.
  • Using tactics to outwit their opponents.
  • Changing tactics as a team to suit the situation.

Autumn Term 2

National Curriculum Focus:

  1. Develop expert technique to improve performance.
  2. Perform dances using advanced dance techniques in a range of dance styles and forms.
  3. Apply techniques across different sports and physical activities.
  4. Build trust.

Learning Activity: Run 4 Fun

Assessment Focus:

  • Demonstrates a sufficient level of fitness.
  • Show an understanding of pacing in an endurance event.
  • Push themselves to set a personal best.
  • Perform a basic warm up for running.

Learning Activity: Gymnastics – Acrobatic Gymnastics

Assessment Focus:

  • Demonstrate paired and group contact and support.
  • Show symmetrical and asymmetrical shapes and balances.
  • Perform at a variety of levels.
  • Perform at different speeds.
  • Perform linked movements smoothly.
  • Show extension, tension and control.
  • Performing safely taking into account the position of the audience.
  • Describe how performance can be improved.

Learning Activity: Dance

Assessment Focus:

  • Improvising and create own movements
  • Using basic compositional principles.
  • Experimenting in compositional ideas.
  • Using a good range of skills and techniques.
  • Performing with consistency and control.
  • Using space well and with confidence.
  • Linking movement vocabulary and their own ideas.
  • Working collaboratively as a group.

Spring Term 1

National Curriculum Focus:

  1. Apply techniques across different sports and physical activities
  2. Apply principles of effective performance to their own and others’ work
  3. Develop skills to solve problems
  4. Analyse and improve performances compared to previous ones
  5. Participate in exercise, sports and activities

Learning Activity: Gymnastics

Assessment Focus:

  • Demonstrate paired and group contact and support.
  • Show symmetrical and asymmetrical shapes and balances.
  • Perform at a variety of levels.
  • Perform at different speeds.
  • Perform linked movements smoothly.
  • Show extension, tension and control.
  • Performing safely taking into account the position of the audience.
  • Describe how performance can be improved.

Learning Activity: Fitness

Assessment Focus:

  • Select appropriate warm up and cool down activities.
  • Know how often and for how long to exercise for to be healthy
  • Explain how individuals need different types and levels of fitness to be effective in an activity/role/event.
  • Can follow a general fitness programme.

Spring Term 2

National Curriculum Focus:

  1. Develop expert technique to improve performance
  2. Apply techniques across different sports and physical activities
  3. Apply principles of effective performance to their own and others’ work
  4. Analyse and improve performances compared to previous ones

Learning Activity: Problem Solving Through Games

Assessment Focus:

  • Passing and shooting with control, fluency and accuracy.
  • Demonstrating a range of attacking skills.
  • Working well as a team and supporting each other.
  • Demonstrating a range of defending skills.
  • Using the width of the pitch effectively.
  • Talk about how they could improve performance.
  • Using tactics to outwit their opponents.
  • Changing tactics as a team to suit the situation.

Summer Term 1

National Curriculum Focus:

  1. Participate in exercise, sports and activities
  2. Understand and apply the long term health benefits of physical activity
  3. Analyse and improve performances compared to previous ones
  4. Develop skills to solve problems

Learning Activity: OAA – Orienteering

Assessment Focus:

  • Planning for the orienteering course.
  • Recognising symbols and reading the map accurately.
  • Showing confidence in unfamiliar surroundings.
  • Adapting approaches depending on the environment.
  • Relating well to others in their group.
  • Understanding how to prepare for outdoor activity.
  • Reviewing their work and suggesting alternate approaches.

Learning Activity: Athletics

Assessment Focus:

  • Can sustain their pace over longer distances.
  • Throw with greater control, distance and accuracy.
  • Perform a range of jumps showing power control and consistency at take-off and landing.
  • Organise themselves to take on roles
  • Explain how warming up can affect performance.
  • Describe why some athletic activities improve power and endurance.
  • Can watch a partner’s athletic performance and identify the main strengths and areas needed to improve.
  • Use coaching advice to improve their technique.
  • Improve their score.
  • Follow rules and keep score accurately.

Learning Activity: Game Play TGFU

Assessment Focus:

  • Evaluate their performance in order to improve.
  • Using batting techniques effectively and showing good timing.
  • Intercepting, catching and throwing well.
  • Bowling accurately and with variety.
  • Forming a game plan.
  • Offering coaching suggestions to help each other improve.
  • Umpiring effectively and keeping score accurately.