Breadth of study
5. During the key stage, pupils should be taught the Knowledge, skills and understanding through five areas of activity:
- dance activities
- games activities
- gymnastic activities
and two activity areas from:
- swimming activities and water safety
- athletic activities
- 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.
6. Pupils should be taught to:
- create and perform dances using a range of movement patterns, including those from different times, places and cultures
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
7. Pupils should be taught to:
- play and make up small-sided and modified competitive net, striking/fielding and invasion games
- use skills and tactics and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
- work with others to organise and keep the games going.
8. Pupils should be taught to:
- create and perform fluent sequences on the floor and using apparatus
- include variations in level, speed and direction in their sequences.
Swimming activities and water safety
9. Pupils should be taught to:
- pace themselves in floating and swimming challenges related to speed, distance and personal survival
- swim unaided for a sustained period of time over a distance of at least 25m
- use recognised arm and leg actions, lying on their front and back
- use a range of recognised strokes and personal survival skills [for example, front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, sculling, floating and surface diving].
10. Pupils should be taught to:
- take part in and design challenges and competitions that call for precision, speed, power or stamina
- use running, jumping and throwing skills both singly and in combination
- pace themselves in these challenges and competitions.
Outdoor and adventurous activities
11. Pupils should be taught to:
- take part in outdoor activity challenges, including following trails, in familiar, unfamiliar and changing environments
- use a range of orienteering and problem-solving skills
- work with others to meet the challenges.
Breadth of study
5. During the key stage, pupils should be taught the Knowledge, skills and understanding through:
b. responding to a range of musical and non-musical starting points
Note for 6, 8
Pupils could use video recordings of their sequences and dances to compare ideas and quality.
Note for 6, 8, 10
Pupils could use video and CD-ROMs of actions, balances and body shapes to improve their performance.
Note for 9
If aspects of swimming and water safety have been taught during key stage 1, pupils should start this area of activity at the appropriate point.
Note for 11a, 11b
Cross reference to geography
Geographical enquiry and skills
2. In developing geographical skills, pupils should be taught:
c. to use atlases and globes, and maps and plans at a range of scales [for example, using contents, keys, grids]