"Enjoy , Believe , Achieve"

P.E. – Year 5


Download our Year 5 P.E. curriculum here.


(Core task: Making the grade)

Developing skills
  • I can choose appropriate material to create new motifs in a dance style
  • I can perform specific skills and movement patterns and different dance styles with accuracy
Making and applying
  • I can compose, develop and adapt motifs to make dance phrases and use these in longer dances
Physical and metal
  • I can warm up and cool down independently
  • I can use exercises that stretch and tone my body
Evaluate and improve
  • I can use dance terminology to identify different styles of dance
  • I can talk about the relationship between the dance and its accompaniment
  • I can suggest ways to develop my technique and composition


(Core task: Acrobatic Gymnastics)

Developing skills
  • I can perform combinations of actions that show clear levels, speeds and directions
  • I can perform actions, shapes and balances clearly, consistently and fluently
Making and applying
  • I can repeat a longer sequence with extension, clear body shape and changes in direction
  • I can adapt sequences to include a partner or a small group
Physical and metal
  • I can take more responsibility for my own warm-up
  • I know how muscles work, how to stretch and how to do strengthening exercises
Evaluate and improve
  • I can watch and comment on the quality of movements, shapes and balances
  • I can identify which aspects were performed accurately, fluently and clearly
  • I can suggest improvements to speed, direction and level in composition

Invasion Games

(Core task: calling the shots)

Developing skills
  • I can perform skills with accuracy, confidence and control
  • I know the difference between attacking skills and defending skills
Making and applying
  • I can choose positions in my teams and know how to help attack
  • I can use a variety of tactics to keep the ball
  • I know and find ways to get the ball towards the opponents goal
  • I know how to mark and defend their goal
Physical and metal
  • I can suggest ideas for warming up, explaining my choice
  • I recognise activities that help strength, speed and stamina
Evaluate and improve
  • I can look for specific things in a game and explain if they are being done well


(Core task: On Target)

Developing skills
  • I can hit the ball with purpose, varying the speed, height and direction
  • I can explain what I am trying to do and why it is a good idea
  • I can spot the spaces in my opponent’s court and try to hit the ball towards them
  • I can position myself well on court
Making and applying
  • I can play shots on both sides of the body and above my head
  • I can direct the ball reasonably well towards their opponent’s court
  • I can show good backswing, follow through and feet positioning
Physical and metal
  • I can carry out warm-up activities carefully and thoroughly
  • I can give good explanations of how warm-up activities affect the body
  • I know why warming up is important to help me play better
  • I know the types of exercise I should concentrate on, eg speed and flexibility
Evaluate and improve
  • I know what I am successful at and what I need to practise more
  • I can try things out and ask for help to perform better
  • I can work well with others, adapting my play to suit my own and others’ strengths


(Core task: Jump Challenge)

Developing skills
  • I can perform a range of jumps showing power, control and consistency at both take-off and landing
Making and applying
  • I can organise myself in small groups safely, and take turns and different roles
  • I know and understand the basic principles of relay take-overs
  • I can take part well in a relay event
Physical and metal
  • I can perform a range of warm-up activities
  • I can say why some athletics activities can improve strength, power or stamina, and explain how these can help my performance in other types of activity
Evaluate and improve
  • I can watch a partner’s athletic performance and identify the main strengths
  • I can identify parts of the performance that need to be practised and refined, and suggest improvements

Main progression points:

  • Choose own material and perform specific skills and movement patterns accurately
  • Compose, develop and adapt motifs to make longer dances (6-8 movements)
  • Show clear levels, speeds and directions and perform actions consistently
  • Show extension, clear body shape and changes in direction in phrases with partner or small group (6-8 actions)
  • Know the difference between attacking and defending skills
  • Find ways to get ball to opponents goal and mark/defend their own
  • Hit the ball with purpose, varying the speed, height and direction
  • Direct the ball reasonably well towards their opponent’s court
  • Perform range of jumps showing power, control and consistency
  • Organise themselves in small groups safely, and take turns and different roles

Spring 2012 – CN
Summer Term 2012 reviewed – CA
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