"Enjoy , Believe , Achieve"

P.E. – Year 6


Download our Year 6 P.E. curriculum here.


(Core task: Invasion)

Developing skills
  • I can respond to a range of stimuli, improvising freely using a range of controlled movements and patterns
  • I can explore dance and movement ideas imaginatively, including actions, dynamics, space and relationship
Making and applying
  • I can select and use a range of compositional ideas to create motifs that demonstrate my dance idea
  • I can perform to an accompaniment, communicating a dance idea on my own, with a partner and in a group
Physical and metal
  • I can describe how dance contributes to fitness and wellbeing
  • I can identify what types of exercise I need to do to help my dancing
Evaluate and improve
  • I can use appropriate language and terminology to describe, interpret and evaluate my own and others’ work
  • I can comment on what works well and explain why
  • I can recognise how costume, music and set can help to improve a dance performance


(Core task: Group Dynamics)

Developing skills
  • I can perform fluently and with control, even when performing difficult combinations
  • I can work well with a partner or a small group to practise and refine my work
Making and applying
  • I can make up longer sequences and perform them with fluency and clarity of movement
  • I can vary direction, levels and pathways, to improve the look of a sequence
  • I can use planned variations and contrasts in actions and speed in my sequences
Physical and metal
  • I understand what it is important to include in a warm up for gymnastic activity
  • I can recognise that a cool down is important
  • I understand how gymnastic activity helps my overall health
Evaluate and improve
  • I can watch performances and use criteria to make judgements and suggest improvements
  • I can explain how a sequence is formed, using appropriate terminology to describe technique and composition

Invasion Games

(Core task: Wide Attack)

Developing skills
  • I can combine and perform skills with control, adapting them to meet the needs of the situation
  • I can perform skills with greater speed
Making and applying
  • I can choose when to pass or dribble, so that I keep possession and make progress towards the goal
  • I can use attacking and defending skills appropriately in games
  • I can choose and use different formations to suit the needs of the game
Physical and metal
  • I know the importance of being fit, and what types of fitness are most important for games
  • I can begin to anticipate what they will feel like after playing gamesI understand how playing games can contribute to a healthy lifestyle
Evaluate and improve
  • I can recognise and describe the best points in an individual’s and a team’s performance
  • I can identify aspects of my own and others’ performances that need improvement, and suggest how to improve them

Striking/ Fielding

(Core task: Pairs Play)

Developing skills
  • I can use different ways of bowling
  • I can bowl underarm accurately
  • I can vary how I bowl
  • I can bat effectively, using different types of shot
  • I can field with increased accuracy
  • I can throw over arm with accuracy and for a good distance
Making and applying
  • I can hit the ball from both sides of my body
  • I can direct the ball away from fielders, using different angles and speeds
  • I can plan to outwit the opposition individually, as a pair or as a team, when I am batting, bowling and fielding
  • I can gauge when to run after hitting the ball
  • I can gauge when to run after hitting the ball
Physical and metal
  • I know the importance of being fit, and what types of fitness are most important for games
  • I recognise my own and others’ strengths
Evaluate and improve
  • I can identify what I need to improve in my performance and suggest how I could do this
  • I know the importance of particular types of fitness to the game

Outdoor/ Adventure

(Core task: Crystal Star Challenge)

Developing skills
  • I can read a variety of maps and plans accurately, recognising symbols and features
  • I can use physical and teamwork skills well in a variety of different challenges
Making and applying
  • I can successfully apply my skills and understanding to new challenges and environments
  • I recognise similarities between challenges and choose efficient approaches to new ones
Physical and metal
  • I understand the excitement and enjoyment of completing a challenge
  • I know how to prepare physically and organisationally to be safe and efficient
Evaluate and improve
  • I am clear about what I have to achieve and recognise the importance of planning and thinking as I go I can identify what I have done well and adapt plans to be more efficient when facing similar challenges

  • "Nothing within teaching gives me greater pleasure than when a child exceeds their targets - seeing the pride in their face and setting the next challenge with them is extremely fulfilling. Within school, I look after 'Normanby University' which provides children with the opportunity to extend their learning outside of the school day."  

    Mr Drage, Year 6
  • "It's brilliant to see the children develop the confidence and skills needed for their next journey on to Secondary School."


    Mrs Brallisford

  • If you asked me what makes me proud about working in Year Six, I would say - the satisfaction of seeing how much confidence they have by the time we reach SATs ; going on and seeing how much they enjoy our specially designed 'Island ' residential with them in Summer term and the end of year show where I get to pretend to be a director!"  

    Mrs Pentney, Year 6
  • "Year Six is my second home! I enjoy the challenge of teaching our children in their last year of Primary School and making it their most memorable.  

    Mrs Pentney, Year 6
  • "It's brilliant to see the children develop the confidence and skills needed for their next journey on to Secondary School."  

    Mrs Brallisford, Year 6
  • "Working in Year 6 is a real privilege. I feel very lucky to be able to help the children leave Normanby Primary School having achieved their full potential and ready to start secondary school."  

    Mr Drage, Year 6
  • “Learning about World War 2 was great. We found out what it was like to be an evacuee and even had a World War 2 Christmas party where we flipped the kipper and rolled the potato!”  

    Year 6 Pupil
  • “Our teachers get us ready for Secondary School”  

    Year 6 Pupil
  • “All the children take care of each other here. Words cannot describe how good this school is!”  

    Year 6 Pupil
  • “Normanby Primary School is great – we have the best teachers in the world. One of our fantastic P.E. coaches was even a professional footballer!"  

    Year 6 Pupil
  • “Year 6 is truly unique and fabulous – we use amazing technology like iPads to help us learn at home and in school”  

    Year 6 Pupil
  • “I got a sticker because I came in all by myself and that makes me happy!”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “I always want to be here; we build bat caves and learn letters and sounds.”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “I’m happy because I can play with my friends.”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “It’s good because we have nice food and fresh water and some people in poor places don’t.”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “I like it because it’s fun. We read a book and grow plants and flowers.”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “I like my teachers; they play with me and learn me numbers.”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “It’s the bestest place because we get to learn every day!”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “I’ve got my teachers. They’re nice and help me to learn.”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “You get to play every day… and build; I like building!”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “We go to Rainbow Room to learn to read letters”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “I love working with our children in FS2! Seeing them excited to learn and succeed at new challenges is an experience I feel lucky to be part of every single day!”


    Miss Clayton, FS2

  • “I enjoy having lots of fun with the children and staff in our Foundation Stage environment and visiting places like Build-a-Bear and Normanby. It’s fantastic to see how much the children grow in confidence and independence and are ready to start Y1”  

    Mrs May, FS2
  • "At the fire station we got to sit in the fire engine and we learnt lots of things."  

    Year 2 Pupil

  • "I liked going to Grangetown Fire Station and learning about keeping safe. It was funny watching the fireman go down the pole."  

    Year 2 Pupil

  • "We learn about pirates and how they stole ships. I made a pirate puppet too."  

    Year 2 Pupil

  • "I like Year 2 because Barnaby Bear tells us lots of information from different countries. He even went to Jamaica with Mrs Armstrong!"

    Year 2 Pupil

  • "I have learnt that a 'ph' are really clever because they make a 'f' sound like in elephant."  

    Year 1 Pupil

  • "Learning loads of new sounds helps me to read lots of new words."  

    Year 1 Pupil

  • "I love learning lots of facts about space, like Saturn has lots of rings"  

    Year 1 Pupil

  • "I love how every day is different and the children's continuing ability amazes. Truly rewarding."  

    Mrs Foden, Year 2

  • "I love the interaction and watching their faces light up when you share ideas and experiences or just from reading a favourite story."  

    Mrs Miller, FS2

  • "I love the challenge and excitement of Year 6. I enjoy inspiring the children and it’s so rewarding watching them make progress and achieve their best."  

    Miss Armstrong, Year 6

  • "I like to come to Nursery to be with all of my friends."  

    FS1 Pupil

  • "Our Nursery is good because we have lots of toys."  

    FS1 Pupil

  • "I like Nursery because it helped me to learn to listen."  

    FS1 Pupil

  • "Why do you enjoy coming to Nursery?"
    'Playing on the computers is fun!'  

    FS1 Pupil

  • "I like using innovative technology to engage and enhance the children's learning experiences and build resilience."  

    Mrs Herlingshaw, Year 4

  • "I like working in the key stage 2 team to develop the children's thirst for life-long learning in preparation for secondary school and beyond."  

    Mrs Greenmon, Year 3

  • "I like promoting links with and developing the children's awareness of the local area through our ironstone mining topic."  

    Miss Alderson, Year 5
  • "Music is unbelievable! Performing all over the UK, broadcasting on the radio, singing with a 60 piece orchestra are just a touch of what we do at Normanby! Music has helped me grow in confidence."  

    Year 5 Pupil

  • "In Year 5, we have lots of opportunities to participate in exciting sporting activities. I've enhanced my biking expertise with 'Bikeability' by learning how to take my hands off the handle bars, signal traffic behind me without falling off and learning how to be more aware of the road around me." 

    Year 5 Pupil

  • "Y5 artwork is phenomenal because we got to use a range of different art materials and study lots of different artists."  

    Year 5 Pupil

  • "Being a new pupil in Normanby is so cool, especially in Year 5 because we have awesome teachers and interesting research topics which make us want to learn even more!"  

    Harry, Year 5
  • "In Year 5, we have lots of fun using our iPads like a second brain to help us learn."  

    Mille, Year 5.
  • "I have been practising my counting, I can count to 100 hundred and back without stopping."  

    Oliver, Year 1
  • "In Year 4, I particularly enjoy teaching French and also using iPads and Chromebooks to teach Computing across the year group. The Year 4 show in the Spring term is always a highlight for staff and children."  

    Mrs D'Inverno, Year 4
  • "I know when I write I have to use capital letters and read it to see if it makes sense, I have made a book so I am an author."  

    Andie, Year 1
  • "In Year 4, this term we are performing an Easter show. I am so excited because the whole year group will be performing together. We are all really curious to find out what the show is going to be about!"  

    Eve, Year 4
  • "All the children and staff have welcomed me into Year 3 after returning from my Maternity leave in January. It is lovely to be surrounded by smiley, hard-working children each day."  

    Mrs Wardill, Year 3
  • "In Year 4, we have enjoyed Zenith outdoor education classes and can’t wait to go on our residential to Osmotherley where we will be staying overnight. We are excited about mountain biking, canoeing and abseiling down a waterfall! Last year, the children made bows and arrows and built dens. I am looking forward to learning new skills and trying things I haven’t done before."  

    Ella, Year 4
  • "There’s a lot I like about Year 3.I liked the sleepover the most because of the movie and the food. I like doing PE with Mr Robinson. The teams are good, I am in orange house. I like everything in school."  

    Isaac, Year 3
  • "I like going to some of the after school clubs in Year 3, I went to gym club and I have now been chosen for Normanby University. I made my own rainforest and called it ‘Parrot Paradise’  "  

    Ava, Year 3
  • "It’s a privilege to work alongside children who want to learn and work to the best of their ability. They not only work hard, they have lots of fun too. This is great to witness."  

    Mrs Tye, Year 3
  • "One of my favourite things we have done in Year 3 was our visit to Tesco to learn about ‘Farm to Fork’. We went into the bakery and saw bread buns being made. I also like Art, I made a Diva lamp."  

    Ratu, Year 3
  • "I loved the sleepover in Year 3, I enjoyed the film ‘Night at the Museum’. I liked our rainforest work, I made my own rainforest."  

    Keller, Year 3