Pupils will build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in Key Stages 1 and 2, become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques and apply them across different sports and physical activities. They should understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. They should develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.
Pupils should be taught to:
- use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games (striking and fielding games, such as cricket, rounders and softball; net games such as tennis, badminton, table tennis and short tennis; and invasion games such as rugby, netball, football, basketball and uni hoc)
- develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports (multi sports, virtual athletics, athletics, gymnastics, trampolining, X country, indoor rowing and cycling)
- perform dances using advanced dance techniques in a range of dance styles and forms (girls only)
- take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group (through team games, problem solving or orienteering and mountain biking.
- analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best (record and logged in pupil performance portfolios).
- take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs (exit routes through lunch time clubs, workshops, coaching sessions, leadership opportunities, school teams and community school / club links).