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P.E. – Year 4

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Dance

(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

Gymnastics

(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

Striking/Fielding

(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

Outdoor/Adventure

(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

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