Spring 1 – Year 1
Sending and receiving
In this unit children develop their sending and receiving skills. They focus on sending objects such as beanbags, balls and hoops by rolling, throwing and kicking, and practise different ways of receiving by tracking, catching, stopping and controlling. They are
encouraged to select appropriate skills and suggest their own ideas when working with a partner or when playing a game in a small group.
The requirements of the National Curriculum are covered in the KS1 games units. Children learn through a multi-skills approach with activities based on the ABC fundamentals of movement (agility, balance and co-ordination). Game-playing skills are developed,
including simple tactics for attacking and defending and this supports the eventual transition to more specific areas of games at KS2.
Warming-up and cooling-down is standard safe practice for all sessions. Each lesson also contains individual, partner, and group tasks. This provides teachers with the flexibility to select tasks which most benefit their class. Across the unit, children should experience a range of individual, partner and group work to positively impact the progression of their skills in physical, cognitive, creative, health, safety and social areas of development.
Spring 1 – Year 2
Games – Throwing and catching
In this unit children improve and apply their basic skills, in particular they focus on different ways of throwing and catching the ball. They play games that demand simple choices and decisions on how to use space to avoid opponents, keep the ball and score points. In all games activities, children think about how to use skills, strategies, and tactics to outwit the opposition
Gymnastics – Balance
In this unit they explore a variety of ways of balancing on different body parts both on the floor and using apparatus. They create sequences of at least four actions on the floor e.g. a roll, jump, travel and a balance with a start and finish shape and show control and co-ordination when balancing and linking movements.
The children must be reminded how to lift and carry the apparatus correctly consolidating the skills they have learnt in Year 1. They will improve the quality of their gymnastic actions, eg stretching fingers and pointing toes and plan and perform sequences of contrasting actions, with the aim of developing flow and varying speed.
This unit also incorporates learning about the importance of being active, healthy and safe.
Learning how to develop co-ordination, gross and fine motor skills, for them to be able to have better balance and improve the muscle tone to strengthen their growth.
The Early Years children have been having fun!
Using simple movement patterns to develop movement memory.
Across the units children explore basic body actions, e.g. jumping, shapes and travel, and use different parts of their body to make movements. They create and repeat short dances inspired by themes. Children will think how to use movement to communicate ideas, moods and feelings
In this unit children learn to travel with the ball in different ways. They use their hands, feet and equipment like bats or small rackets. They are encouraged to select appropriate skills and suggest their own ideas when working with a partner or when playing a game in a small group.
Using dynamics to develop the dance.
Across the units children explore basic body actions, e.g. jumping, shapes and travel, and use different parts of their body to make movements. They create and repeat short dances inspired by themes. Children will think how to use movement to communicate ideas, moods and feelings.