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KS2: PE: Breadth of Study

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Breadth of study

5. During the key stage, pupils should be taught the Knowledge, skills and understanding through five areas of activity:

  1. dance activities
  2. games activities
  3. gymnastic activities

and two activity areas from:

  1. swimming activities and water safety
  2. athletic activities
  3. outdoor and adventurous activities.

Swimming activities and water safety must be chosen as one of these areas of activity unless pupils have completed the full key stage 2 teaching requirements in relation to swimming activities and water safety during key stage 1.

Dance activities

6. Pupils should be taught to:

  1. create and perform dances using a range of movement patterns, including those from different times, places and cultures
  2. respond to a range of stimuli and accompaniment.
     

Note for 6

Cross reference to music

Responding and reviewing - appraising skills

3. Pupils should be taught how to:

b. explore and explain their own ideas and feelings about music using movement, dance, expressive language and musical vocabulary

 

Games activities

7. Pupils should be taught to:

  1. play and make up small-sided and modified competitive net, striking/fielding and invasion games
  2. use skills and tactics and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  3. work with others to organise and keep the games going.

Gymnastic activities

8. Pupils should be taught to:

  1. create and perform fluent sequences on the floor and using apparatus
  2. include variations in level, speed and direction in their sequences.

Swimming activities and water safety

9. Pupils should be taught to:

  1. pace themselves in floating and swimming challenges related to speed, distance and personal survival
  2. swim unaided for a sustained period of time over a distance of at least 25m
  3. use recognised arm and leg actions, lying on their front and back
  4. use a range of recognised strokes and personal survival skills [for example, front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, sculling, floating and surface diving].

Athletic activities

10. Pupils should be taught to:

  1. take part in and design challenges and competitions that call for precision, speed, power or stamina
  2. use running, jumping and throwing skills both singly and in combination
  3. pace themselves in these challenges and competitions.

Outdoor and adventurous activities

11. Pupils should be taught to:

  1. take part in outdoor activity challenges, including following trails, in familiar, unfamiliar and changing environments
  2. use a range of orienteering and problem-solving skills
  3. work with others to meet the challenges.

 

 
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