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KS2: PE: 4 - Knowledge and Understanding of Fitness and Health

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Knowledge and understanding of fitness and health

4. Pupils should be taught:

  1. how exercise affects the body in the short term
  2. to warm up and prepare appropriately for different activities
  3. why physical activity is good for their health and well-being
  4. why wearing appropriate clothing and being hygienic is good for their health and safety.

Note for 4


Cross reference to science

Sc2 Life processes and living things: Humans and other animals

2. Pupils should be taught:


c. that the heart acts as a pump to circulate the blood through vessels around the body, including through the lungs
d. about the effect of exercise and rest on pulse rate


e. that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles to support and protect their bodies and to help them to move


h. about the importance of exercise for good health






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