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P.E. – Year 6


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(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

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