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Physical Education






Space and shape

Ways of travelling

Matching music to movement

Start to appreciate types of dances.


Respond to a range of stimuli

Shape and Pattern

Movement choices to create dances Appreciate different forms of dances.

Choose actions and create movement ideas.

Levels and speed

Contrasts in weight

Use appropriate vocabulary to talk about dance.


Travel in different ways and on different parts of the body

Recognise and make shapes with their bodies

Move on different levels in different directions and at different speeds

Create dances and move with control, travel and turn at different levels and speeds


Perform simple rhythmic patterns

Create movement patterns in response to stories and rhythm. Select movements to create a dance to perform.

Observe each other and comment.

Create dances to communicate mood, feelings and ideas

Work in pairs and groups to create and respond to different stimuli, develop actions to show contrasts in shape, speed and size

Use gesture, shape and stillness, speed, size and weight



Distinguish between different shapes

Create pathways and work with a partner


Refine and perform a range of dance actions, Create dances to communicate stories


Country and Maypole Dance







Use of space.

Travelling in different directions.  

Awareness of body parts.

Body shapes: Straight, tuck, star, and pike.

Stretching & curling.

 Rolls: Tuck and egg rolls, tuck roll to straddle shape, tuck to pike

Apparatus work - Roll to tuck shape, Jumps – tuck, star jump

Traveling in different directions on feet, hands & feet, low and high position.

Stretching and balance Two, three points balance.

Basic shapes – low and high: tuck, pike, straddle

Rolls: “Teddy” bear roll

Apparatus work – Fwd roll to stand

Jumps – turning jumps

Traveling in different directions and forms-running, skipping, jumping, hoping.

Balance and counterbalance – Back and front support.

Advanced shapes – “dish” and “arch” shapes

Rolls: “Teddy” bear roll with partner

Apparatus work – Fwd roll to stand into star jump, Handstand work



Travelling close to and away from floor. Switching from-to different ways of traveling-side, front skipping, jumping-hopping.

Balances: “Chair” balance, “Passe” balance

Rolls: tuck roll to straight shape, “teddy” bear roll

Apparatus work – Vault:Two feet take off and safe landing


Traveling with different speed and movement. Switching from low to high position.

Jumping from two to one foot and one to two feet.

Balances: “Passe” balance, Arabesque balance, Shoulder stand

Rolls: “Dish” and “Arch” roll, tuck roll to back support

Apparatus work – Vault: Two feet take off and safe landing, squat on & off

Grasp the conception of relay games and using them in gymnastics.

Balances: Switching from-to another balances i.e. “chair” balance to “Arabesque”

Rolls: Side roll form “dish” to “arch” shape, Roll to shoulder stand

Apparatus work – Vault: Squat on & off using table



Traveling with different shapes and speed. Discovering patterns

Balances: Front and back support. Three two points balances, shoulder stand

Floor sequences – balance, roll & jump



Using warm up games in gymnastics.

Balances & transitions: Shoulder stand with arms down, transition from front to back support, side roll, table bridge

Floor sequences – traveling, balance, roll & jump

Leading warm up, assisted by teacher.

Balances & transitions: “Dish” roll to shoulder stand, Shoulder stand to straight shape, bridge

Floor sequences – traveling, balance, roll & jump, transition

















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