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P.E. – Year 2


Download our Year 2 P.E. curriculum here.


(Core task: Cat Dance)

Developing skills
  • I can make short dance phrases that express moods and feelings
  • I can repeat a short dance phrase, improving control
  • I can perform short dance phrases using rhythm and movement
  • I can use music to guide my dance phrase
Making and applying
  • I can talk about different stimuli for the start of dance phrases
  • I can explore actions in response to a stimuli
  • I can explore ideas, moods and feelings by improvising and experimenting with movement
Physical and metal
  • I know how my body feels after dance activities
  • I know that I need to warm up and cool down for dance
Evaluate and improve
  • I can say what I like and dislike in dance, giving reasons
  • I can show an understanding of mood and describe how dance makes me feel


(Core task: Families of Actions)

Developing skills
  • I can perform a range of actions with control and coordination
  • I can repeat sequences of gymnastic actions
  • I can move smoothly from a position of stillness to a traveling movement
  • I can move smoothly from a position of stillness to another
Making and applying
  • I can create, repeat and perform a short gymnastic sequence
  • I can include apparatus or a partner
  • I can vary my sequence using floor, mats and apparatus
Physical and metal
  • I can explain how my body feels after gymnastics
  • I recognise and avoid risks when handling and placing apparatus
Evaluate and improve
  • I can describe my own or my partners sequence accurately
  • I can choose one aspect of my performance to improve and say how to improve it


(Core task: Piggy in the Middle)

Developing skills
  • I can perform a range of throwing, rolling, striking, kicking and gathering skills
  • I show good awareness of others in running, catching and avoiding games
Making and applying
  • I can choose and use tactics to suit different situations
  • I can react to situations in a way that helps my partner and makes it difficult for my opponents
  • I know how to score and keep the rules of the game
Physical and metal
  • I understand and describe changes in my heart rate
  • I can begin to anticipate what they will feel like after playing games
Evaluate and improve
  • I can watch and describe performances accurately
  • I can recognise what is successful
  • I can copy actions and ideas and use them to improve own performance

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