"Enjoy , Believe , Achieve"

P.E. – Year 4


Download our Year 4 P.E. curriculum here.


(Core task: Indian delight)

Developing skills
  • I can think about character and narrative ideas and respond through movement
  • I can experiment with a wide range of actions individually, with a partner or in a group
Making and applying
  • I can use different ideas to create motifs using unison and canon
  • I can practise and combine more complex phrases
Physical and metal
  • I show understanding of warming up and cooling down and do it on my own
Evaluate and improve
  • I can describe and interpret dance movements using appropriate vocabulary
  • I can suggest how dance and performances can be improved


(Core task: Partner work)

Developing skills
  • I can perform a range of actions with consistency, fluency and clarity of movement
  • I can make shapes on the floor and apparatus, working with a partner
  • I can combine actions and maintain the quality when performing with a partner
Making and applying
  • I can combine actions to make sequences, changing speed, level, direction and shape
  • I can gradually increase the length of sequences
  • I can work with a partner to make a short sequence on floor, mats and apparatus
Physical and metal
  • I can devise routines of stretching exercises that prepare me for my gymnastic work
Evaluate and improve
  • I can make simple assessments of performance based on criteria given by teacher
  • I can refine my sequences and others’ sequences
  • I can offer constructive ideas when working with a partner

Invasion Games

(Core task: On the attack)

Developing skills
  • I can use a range of techniques when passing
  • I can change direction and speed when dribbling the ball
  • I can show growing consistency and control in games
  • I can play with greater speed and flow
Making and applying
  • I can keep and use rules I am given
  • I can suggest how rules could be changed to improve the game
  • I can adapt rules in agreement with others
  • I can use a range of tactics to keep possession of the ball and to attack a goal
Physical and metal
  • I can use knowledge I have learnt to make up suitable warm up activities
Evaluate and improve
  • I know and explain tactics and skills I am confident with and use well in games
  • I can choose different ways of practising these skills and tactics
  • I can describe the help I need to improve their play


(Core task: Run the Loop)

Developing skills
  • I can strike a ball with intent and throw it more accurately when bowling/fielding
  • I can intercept and stop a ball with consistency and sometimes catch it
  • I can return the ball quickly and accurately
Making and applying
  • I can choose and use batting or throwing skills to make game harder for opponents
  • I can choose where to stand successfully as a fielder
  • I can work well as a team to make it harder for the batter
Physical and metal
  • I know the demands that specific activities make on my body
  • I know the importance of warming up
Evaluate and improve
  • I can describe what is successful in my own and others’ play
  • I can identify parts of my performance that need improving and suggest how to achieve this


(Core task: Search and Rescue)

Developing skills
  • I can recognise where I am on a plan or a diagram
  • I can travel successfully to and from objects and locations on the grounds
  • I can recognise symbols and pictures and relate them to a diagram
Making and applying
  • I can understand the purpose of an activity and plan actions so they are successful
  • I can choose simple approaches to solve problems I am set
  • I can work cooperatively with others on tasks
Physical and metal
  • I can recognise the physical demands of the tasks and challenges
Evaluate and improve
  • I can describe my own and others’ roles in activities
  • I can identify what was completed well and what different approaches could have been used

Main progressions points:

  • Experiment with various actions individually, partnered or in small groups
  • Create more complex motifs using ‘canon’ and ‘unison’ (6-7 movements)
  • Perform a range of actions with consistency, fluency and clarity of movement
  • Combine actions to make sequences, changing speed, level, direction and shape
  • Use a range of techniques when passing and play with greater speed & flow
  • Use a range of tactics to keep possession of the ball and to attack goal
  • Strike a ball with intent and throw it more accurately when bowling/fielding
  • Choose and use batting or throwing skills to make game harder for opponents
  • Recognise where they are on a plan or a diagram
  • Recognise symbols and pictures and relate them to a diagram

Spring 2012 – CN
Summer Term 2012 – reviewed – ND
Summer 2014 reviewed – TC

  • "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