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Skills and Knowledge Progression

Following on from the KS1 PE curriculum, our children continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

Our children are taught to:

· use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination

· play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending

· develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance (for example, through athletics and gymnastic) perform dances using a range of movement patterns

· take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team

· compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

· swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.

· use a range of strokes effectively (for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke)

· perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.