Spring Term Progression of Skills

At Blakehill Primary, our PE curriculum is designed to allow children to build upon the skills and knowledge they develop each year and take them from specific skills based tasks to the application of skills in specific areas of sports. 
In Key Stage 1 pupils develop their initial skills to become physically literate. This is then developed into Key Stage 2 where pupils apply their skills to sports and activities within the following 5 areas of sport: 

  • Games
  • Gymnastics
  • Dance
  • Athletics
  • OAA
Spring Term
Progression of Skills: Games (Spring Term)
Year 1
  • Develop basic knowledge surrounding attacking.
  • Develop basic knowledge surrounding defending.
  • Develop the skills required to roll towards a target.
  • Further develop skills required to throw, bounce and catch between teammates.
  • Begin to lead others when appropriate.
Year 2
  • Use rolling, hitting, running, jumping, catching and kicking skills in combination.
  • Develop tactics.
  • Begin to compete with others.
Year 3
(Net and Wall games)
  • Strike a ball object with some control.
  • Begin to send and receive with increasing confidence and control.
  • Follow the rules of the game or modified games.
Year 4
(Invasion games)
  • Consistently use the necessary skills to maintain possession of a ball.
  • Understand and explore the concept of an invasion game.
  • Discuss and develop tactics of a game with teammates.
  • Compete with others in games or modified games.
  • Choose appropriate tactics to cause problems for the opposition.
  • Lead others and act as a respectful team member.
Year 5
(Net and Wall games)
  • Work alone, or with teammates in order to gain points.
  • Choose the most appropriate tactics for a game.
  • Strike a bowled or volleyed ball.
  • Understand and perform the necessary skills required to uphold a competitive rally.
  • Transfer skills across a range of net and wall games.
  • Comment on technique to improve performance.
Year 6
(Invasion games)
  • Defend and attack by tactically anticipating the direction of play.
  • Choose players most suitable for attacking and defending situations.
  • Uphold the spirit of fair play and respect in all competitive situations.
  • Lead others when called upon and act as a good role model within a team.
  • Make attacking runs on and off the ball.
  • dribble a ball with control, consistency and purpose.
  • Show composure when in possession of a ball.
  • Demonstrate a variety of tackling techniques.
  • Demonstrate a variety of interception skills.