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PE Curriculum Map

Year GroupAutumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2

Agility

Agility

Agility

Rec

Running

Running round obstacles

Moving sideways like a crab

Skipping without a rope

Hula hooping - turn hoop with hand

Hop-preffered foot

Leap - take off one foot and attempt to land on another 

Move into a new space

Moving away from other people

Running increased speed

Running with sharp turns and on different surface

Moving sideways bringing one foot to join the other

Skipping with rope forward

Hula hooping - one or more turns

Hop - non preferred foot

Leap - take off one foot and land on the other

Move into a new space - changing direction

Moving away from other people into a new space

Running - moving into sprinting with clear changes in speed

Running, stopping on a signal back and forth

Moving sideways with lift / gallop action

Skipping with rope backwards / increased speed

Hula hooping - many turns - change of speed

Hop - move from one foot to another, forward and back, hop and jump joined (hopscotch)

Move away from another person

Balance

Balance

Balance

Taking weight on different body parts

Taking weight on smaller body parts

Static balance

Co-ordination

Co-ordination

Co-ordination

Jumping on the spot

Jumping off a bottom stair / bench

Kicking towards a target

Bouncing a ball on the spot

Jumping with control getting length

Jumping off a low gymnastic table top

Kicking at a target

Bouncing a ball whilst moving with some control

Jumping from one point to another with control e.g. spot to spot getting height and length

Jumping upwards off a low gymnastic table

Kicking at a target with accuracy

Bouncing a ball while moving with increasing control

Receiving

Receiving

Receiving

Along the ground

Towards hands

Into hands

Cup hands

Watch object into hands

Moving objects towards adjusting feet

Watch into hands

Give and receive

Sending

Sending

Sending

Along the ground towards a target

In the air towards a target underarm

Rolling along the ground towards a target

Pushing along the ground towards a target

Sending ball with a bounce towards a target

Sending an object with a two-handed strike

Sending the object overarm

Along the ground at a target

In the air at a target underarm

Rolling along the ground at a target

Pushing along the ground at a target

Sending ball with a bounce at a target

Sending the object overarm towards a target

Send an object with a two-handed strike with some accuracy

Along the ground at a smaller target

In the air at a small target underarm

Rolling along the ground at a small target

Pushing along the ground at a small target

Sending ball with a bounce at a small target

Send an object with a two-handed strike with increased accuracy

Sending the object overarm at a small target

  • Remember to use different shaped balls, different sized balls, and different weight balls

  • Change the size of the targets: spots, small cones, large cones, small goals, large goals

  • Use a range of equipment for striking: rackets, bats, sticks.

Autumn 1- Unit A travelling

Autumn 2- Dance Linked to topic ( Unit 1)

Spring 1- Unit B Stretching and Curling 

Spring 2-  Dance Unit 2

Summer 1- Taking weight on different body parts

Summer 2- Dance Unit 3

 

Teach alongside continuous provision.

Autumn 1- Unit 2 Focus on using a ball.

Spring 1- Unit 3 Focus on using hoops and quoits. 

Summer 1- Unit 4 Focus on ropes, bats and balls.

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Year GroupAutumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
1

Indoor

Fundamental movement 

 

Introduction to flight

Jumping and landing

5 basic jumps

Land from a low height

Land with control

Link movements 

Use apparatus

 

Flight D-Bouncing, jumping and landing (Year 1 unit)

Dance Link with topic

 

Copy basic actions

Link basic actions

Move with control

Cooperate with a partner

 

Year 1 Unit 1-

Streamers

Conkers

Playing with a Ball

 

Fundamental Movement

 

Travelling taking weight on different parts of the body

[back, bottom, tummy, side, hands]

Move, pause, move

 

Unit C-Travelling and taking weight.

(Rec Unit)

 

Dance Link with topic

 

Copy basic actions 

Link basic actions

Move with control

Cooperate with a partner/other children

Change speed.

 

Year 1 – Unit 4

(The Rainbow fish, were going on a bear hunt)

Fundamental movement

 

Rocking and rolling

Forwards

Backwards

With control

Slowly/quickly

leading in to forward rolls, backward rolls

 

 

Unit F-Rocking and rolling (Year 1 unit)

Dance Link with topic

 

Copy basic actions

Link basic actions

Develop own way of moving

Move with control

Change levels 

Cooperate with a partner/other children 

Unit 1 year 2. 

The cat, balloons, and reach for the stars.  

Outdoor

Multi skills –ABC

Agility balance coordination 

Moving: running, jumping, landing, skipping, hopping,  stopping, side stepping

change speed 

change direction

move with control

 

Year 1 Unit 1 Athletics 

Multi skills – ABC

Agility balance coordination 

Sending: using hands, feet, body

 

Receiving: using hands feet, body

 

Year 1 Unit 1 Focus on Ball skills and games. 

Multi Skills –ABC

Agility balance coordination 

Moving: jumping, landing, skipping, hopping,  stopping, side stepping 

changing direction with fluency 

finding different spaces

 

Year 1 Unit 2 Athletics 

Multi skills –ABC

Agility balance coordination 

Sending: using hands, feet, bats, sticks,

Receiving: using hands, feet, bats, sticks

Watch a ball coming towards and know where to move

 

Unit 2 Year 1-

Throwing and catching/ aiming games.

Multi skills –ABC

Agility balance coordination 

Sending: using hands, feet, bats, sticks,

Receiving: using hands, feet, bats, sticks

 

Striking a ball in a controlled way. 

 

Unit 3 Year 1- Bat and Ball skills and games. 

Multi skills –ABC

Agility balance coordination 

Sending: using hands, feet, bats, sticks,

Receiving: using hands, feet, bats, sticks

Striking a ball with a partner in a controlled way.

working as a team

Changing rules for games. 

Unit 4 Year 1- Developing Partner Work

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Year Group

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

2

Indoor

Unit k-gym-linking movements together-running through as a thread all year in gymnastics.

Fundamental Movement 

 

Development of  taking weight on different body parts

Points: knees, toes, hips, hands

Patches: back, tummy, shoulders 

 

Use apparatus

 

Unit E-Point and patches. (Year 1 unit)

Dance Link with topic

Copy basic actions

Link basic actions

Develop own way of moving

Move with control

Change levels 

Cooperate with a partner/other children

Construct simple sequence of moves

 

Unit 2 Year 2-

Friends

Bubble

Shadows

Fundamental Movement 

 

 

Unit J-Turning, spinning and twisting.(Year 2 unit)

Dance Link with topic

 

Copy basic actions

Link basic actions

Develop own way of moving

Move with control

Change levels 

Cooperate with a partner/other children

Construct simple sequence of moves based on basic actions with own actions/movement added

Unit 3 Year 2

Words

3 little pigs.

Fundamental Movement 

 

 

Gymnastics-

Combine units H and I 

Panathlon activities

Sitting volleyball

Sending ball high

Working as a team

Receiving and sending

[develop in to one movement]

Knowing where your partner is

Boccia

Aiming

Sending

Changing the pace of delivery

Working as a team

Change direction when sending

 

Outdoor

Fundamental [transferable]skills

Throwing underarm over arm

Over different distances

Catching/receiving two hands

Move to receive

Receive over different distances

Move in to a new space 

Unit 1 Year 2-

Throwing and catching/ Inventing games

Fundamental [transferable] skills 

Aiming towards a target, towards a moving target

 

Carrying 

using hands and feet

forwards

backwards

turning

change of speed

1 v 1

 

Unit 2 Year 2-

Making up a game.

Fundamental 

[transferable] skills

Receiving e.g with hockey stick

Stationary

On the move

In a space

Sending e.g with hockey stick

Stationary 

On the move

Towards a target

2 v 2

 

Unit 3 Year 2-

Dribbling, Kicking and Hitting. 

Fundamental [transferable] skills

Aiming at a stationary target

At a moving target

Striking 

Carrying 

using sticks, bats, nets with fluency

make decisions where to move

get away from a person

 

 

Unit 4 Year 2-

Group games and inventing rules.

athletic activity 

Running  create speed, stop and go

Jumping with height, distance, moving and from standstill

Throwing 

Overarm with pull action

Work as a team

Get away from another person

 

Unit 1 Year 2 Athletics

Team building 

Challenge activities including blindfolds

Orienteering

Work as a team

Leadership 

Strategies

 

Link with maths and positional language

 

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Year GroupAutumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
3

Indoor

Movement skills
 
Climbing ropes, wall bars, pulling
Stretching shapes, tension, core strength 
Hanging Pulling ropes, wall bars
Rolling development of forward and backward rolls
 
Link movements
Work collaboratively 
Use apparatus/music
 
Unit L-Stretching and curling. Climbing and hanging (ropes)

Dance Link with Topic

Copy and link actions

Develop own way of moving

Move with control

Change levels 

Change speed

Cooperate with a partner/other children

Construct more complex sequence of moves based on actions with own actions/movement added

 

Unit 2 Year 3-

Explorers 

Hornpipe

Movement skills

 

Pathways 

Under, over, round, through, on top, next to, beside, beneath

 

Link more complex movements

Collaborate with a partner

Repeat movements

Use apparatus/music

 

Link with English and positional words

 

Unit N-Pathways

Panathlon activities

 

Sitting volleyball

Moving keeping hip in contact with floor

Anticipation of where ball might be

Sending ball high to give more time

Striking ball towards floor on other side

2 v 2

Blind football

Leading

Team work

Using senses

Making adjustments to sending receiving 

Movement skills

 

Balance 

Developing ability to feel a balance on different body parts

Large parts

Small parts

Moment of stillness

Controlled movement

 

Use apparatus/music

 

Unit P-Balance (Year 4 unit)

Dance Link with topic

Develop own way of moving/actions

Move with control

Change levels 

Change speed

Use spaces in different ways

Cooperate with a partner/other children

Construct more complex sequence of moves based on actions with own actions/movement added

Unit 4 Year 3-

Mechanical Progress

The Human Engine 

Outdoor

Fundamental skills

Revision of fundamental skills bring in challenge of 2v2 and working on transferable skills 

Receiving one hand/ non-dominant

Receive on the move

Sending vary speed

All types of throw

 

Unit 3 Year 3-

Net/ Wall/ Court games

Invasion 

e.g Tag Rugby

develop receiving and 

sending

Moving with the ball

Attacking play know where to move to receive a pass

Defending play intercept

Stay with an opponent

Move away from an opponent

Unit1 Year 3-

Invasion Focus

Invasion

e.g  basketball / handball / korfball

develop receiving and 

sending

Moving in to spaces

Aiming up

Stay with an opponent

Move away from an opponent 

Move away and be ready to receive

Unit 2 Year 3

Creative Games Making

Striking 

e.g Tennis

Striking forehand

backhand

Placing away from opponent/in to space

Volleying

Movement off the ball

 

Teaching game- Tennis using skills above

Athletics 

Running sprinting starting a race running longer distance

Jumping increased height/distance

Throwing faster release, whip through

Working as a team relay/obstacle

 

Unit 1 Year 3 Athletics 

Striking and Fielding 

e.g Cricket

Striking on to front foot, off back foot

Fielding  long barrier

Bowling overarm

Receiving ball above stumps

 

Sending ball to above stumps

Knowing when to run

Working with a partner

Unit 4 Year 3-

Striking and fielding games

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Year GroupAutumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
4

Indoor

Gymnastics

 

Flight

On to and off apparatus

Moment of time with no contact on the ground

Body shape in the air

Landing from a height

Working with a partner

Linking moves together

Move with fluency

Use apparatus/music

 

Unit U-Flight

Dance Link with topic

Develop own way of moving / actions

Move with control

Move with fluency

Change levels 

Change speed

Use spaces in different ways

Cooperate with a small group

Construct more complex sequence of moves based on actions with own actions / movement added

Add to another group

 

Unit 1 – Year 4

These shoes are made of walking

Giraffes can’t dance.

Incognito

Gymnastics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit Q-Receiving body weight (Year 4 unit)

 

Dance Link with Topic

Develop own way of moving/actions

Move with control

Move with fluency

Change levels  and speed whilst changing direction 

Use spaces in different ways

Cooperate with a small group

Construct more complex sequence of moves based on actions with own actions / movement added

Add to another group

 

Unit 3- Year 4

Snooker championships

Record and remember

Panathlon activities

Sitting volleyball

Moving keeping hip in contact with floor

Anticipation of where ball might be

Sending ball high to give more time

Striking ball towards floor on other side

Working as team linking two / three passes

3 v 3

Kurling

Aiming

Sending

Changing the pace of delivery

Working as a team

Change direction when sending

Gymnastics

 

To move in to and out of balance on and off apparatus

Move with control and precision

Link movements

Work with a partner

 

Use apparatus / music

 

 

 

Unit R-Balance leading into change of face and direction. 

Outdoor

Invasion 

e.g  hockey [Quicksticks]

Receiving with reverse stick

Sending with reverse stick

Positional play

Attacking moving in to spaces

Running off the ball

Defending [inc GK]

 

Unit 3- Year 4

Invasion  [hands]

e.g High Fives / Korfball / basketball

Receiving on move, off ground, intercept

Sending using all throws, know when to use each one

Aiming towards a goal

Attacking overload getting free

Defending marking

Unit 3- Year 4

Invasion [feet/chest]

e.g  football

Receiving foot/chest  on the move

Sending type of pass / volley / on ground / overhead

Aiming towards a target

Attacking 3v3

Defending  stay with an opponent in competitive situation

 

Striking and Fielding 

e.g Cricket

Striking  looking for spaces, ball placement

Fielding long barrier, retrieve and return to target

Bowling with increased accuracy

Receiving from a height / distance

Positional play

Unit 1- Year 4

 

Athletics 

Running starts and finishes

Reaction time

Pacing

Running bends

Jumping  triple jump and combined steps

Throwing vortex howler

Working as a team relays obstacle

 

Unit 2- Year 4

 

Striking

e.g  Short Tennis

Striking forehand backhand with increased accuracy

Looking for spaces

Placing shots away from opponent

Volleying

Serving 

Movement off the ball

Working with a partner

Unit 4- Year 4 

 

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Year GroupAutumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
5

Indoor

Gymnastics

 

Symmetry and Asymmetry 

With a partner

In a group

Select skills [flight, balance, rolling etc] and arrange in sequence

On and off apparatus

Show accuracy

Change direction / speed / levels

Innovate 

Link with maths, art

Use apparatus / music

 

Asymmetry and symmetry ( Year 3 unit-but needs to reflect higher skills as year 5.e.g. symmetry using body weight, flight and other units that have been covered in the years above)

Dance  Link with topic

Show a wide range of movement 

Move with control

Move with fluency

Change levels  and speed whilst changing direction 

Use spaces in different ways

Cooperate with a small group

Construct more complex sequence of moves based on actions with own actions / movement added

 

Unit 4- Year 4

 

Swimming

 

Co-operation, breathing, water safety, breast stroke, front crawl, back stroke, tread water.

 

Swimming

 

Co-operation, breathing, water safety, breast stroke, front crawl, back stroke, tread water.

 

Gymnastics

 

Holes and Barriers

Under over through round next to

Select and develop skills eg forward rolls, cartwheels.

Sliding in and out 

Link in movement sequence

Develop accuracy

Develop consistency

 

Use apparatus / music

 

Unit Z-Holes and barriers (Year 6 unit)

Health and fitness (link to Science)

 

How the body moves

Warming up 

Warming down

Increasing heart rate 

Strengthening

Agility

Recognising what happens when the body is stretched

 

Could run fitness circuits.

 

Activities based on Yoga? 

 

Children to plan activities which are more to do with warning up muscles and stretching and then exercises that are more cardio related. 

 

Link with work in science

Outdoor

Invasion 

e.g Tag Rugby

Receiving on the run

High ball

Sending on the run, kicking

Sending and receiving kick and run

Moving with the ball

Attacking play

Defending play

Team play change defence in to attack

4v4

Officiating 

 

Unit 2- Year 5

Invasion 

e.g  hockey 

Receiving on the move reverse stick

Sending on the move push, hit

Aiming flicking 

Positional play 

Attacking

Defending [inc GK] 

Zone marking

4v4

 

Officiating

Invasion  [hands]

H5 / Korfball / basketball / handball 

Receiving on the move pivot 

Send and move in one movement

Aiming towards goal from stationary and in different parts of the circle

Attacking intercept

Defending marking partner

Moving in to new space

Moving taking player with you to create space

Officiating

Striking 

e.g Short Tennis

Striking with spin

Placing making decisions and moving feet in to right position to execute 

Serving overarm

Volleying 

Movement off the ball

Doubles

Athletics 

Running 600/60 tactical race

 

Hurdling spring reach reaction body position

Jumping  high jump

 

Throwing shot vortex discus 

 

Working as a team relay

 

Officiating 

 

Unit 2- Year 5 

Striking and fielding 

e.g  baseball / rounders

Striking in to space

Running round corners, aggressively 

Placement of fielders

Receiving / stumping

Throwing overarm, underarm as bowler

Team play

 

Officiating

 

Unit 4-year 5

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Year GroupAutumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
6

Indoor

Gymnastics

 

Matching and Mirroring

With a partner

In a group

Select skills [flight, balance, rolling etc] and arrange in sequence

On and off apparatus

Show accuracy

Change direction / speed / levels

Use apparatus / music

 

Unit X

Matching and mirroring 

Dance  Link with topic

Show a wide range of movement 

Move with control

Move with fluency

Change levels  and speed whilst changing direction 

Use spaces in different ways

Cooperate with a small group

Construct more complex sequence of moves based on actions with own actions / movement added

Teach each other leadership

 

Unit 1- Year 6

The world of sport

Mix and Match

Gymnastics

 

Counterbalance counter tension

 

Large base

Small base

Working with a partner

Working in a group

Tumbling

Create movement sequence

Change in levels, direction, speed

 

Use apparatus/music

 

 

Unit A-Counter balance and counter tension 

Pentathlon 

 

Take another game / range of games and adapt for one of the following:

wheelchair user

Sight impaired

Hearing impaired

Physically impaired 

 

Officiating

 

Preparing for school journey-Fitness activities related to activities they will be doing on trip. 

Dance Link with Topic-Link to end of Year production 

 

Show a wide range of movement 

Move with control

Move with fluency

Change levels  and speed whilst changing direction 

Use spaces in different ways

Cooperate with a small group

Construct more complex sequence of moves based on actions with own actions / movement added

Teach each other leadership 

Work as whole class

Perform dances

Outdoor

Striking

e.g Short Tennis

Striking

Placing

Serving 

Volleying

Movement off the ball

Doubles

Move into a space to send receive a pass in a competitive situation  

Officiating

Invasion  [hands]

e.g High Fives / Korfball /

basketball / handball

Receiving

Sending

Aiming

Attacking

Defending

Change defence in to attack

Tactics from set positions eg centre pass

5 v 5

 Officiating

 

Unit 4-Year 6

Invasion

e.g  football

Sending

Receiving 

Moving 

Aiming

Attacking

Defending

Working as a team

Move into a space to send receive a pass in a competitive situation  

4 v 4

Officiating

 

Unit 1- Year 6

Striking and fielding 

e.g  baseball / rounders

Striking / running

Placing   

Receiving / stumping

Throwing

Team play

Bowling with spin

Stumping and sending to another post

Be aware of the runner

 Officiating

Unit 3- Year 6

 Team Challenge

Orienteering

Team challenges

[preparation for school journey]

 

Athletics

Relay changeovers on the run

Middle distance pacing strategies 

Hurdling minimising space, rhythm, timing

Throwing  rotation for shot discus

High jump [if have landing area]

Officiating

 

Unit 1- Year 6