Key Stage 2
In KS2, the National Curriculum is very much based on children using the skills they have developed in EYFS and KS1 and applying them in more complex and opposed situations. As the children move into KS2, the curriculum map has them participating in specific sports now related to implementing the skills from their earlier years in school. For example, in both Year 1 and Year 2, the children will be taught Net and Wall. When they then go into Year 3, they will be taught Tennis, meaning they have the chance to apply those skills in a Net and Wall specific sport. It becomes more competitive and game based, allowing the children to practice the skills they have learnt in game situations. Not all of KS2 PE will be at our school as Year 5 get the opportunity to go Swimming, which is an important part of the National Curriculum.
Pupils should 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 should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
Pupils should be 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 gymnastics]
• 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.
Swimming and water safety
All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.
In particular, pupils should be taught to:
•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.
Similar to KS1, the children will get two PE lessons a week in KS2. Indoor PE will be taught by the children’s classroom teachers, whilst PPA will be taught by our Sports Coach Mr Bruin. Playground skills and active lunchtimes will also be on offer for KS2 children to participate in structured sporting games delivered by the sports coaches. As part of our National Curriculum + programme, KS2 will be offered a wide range of after school sports clubs, as well as many external competitions and tournaments in a wide range of sports, as well as intra school competitions.