Year 3. Autum 2. Gymnastics

 

Most children will be able to:

Acquiring And Developing Skills

• Use a greater number of their own ideas for movements in response to a task;

 

Selecting And Applying Skills, Tactics And Compositional Ideas

• choose and plan sequences of contrasting actions;

• adapt sequences to suit different types of apparatus and their partner’s ability;

 

Knowledge And Understanding Of Fitness And Health

• explain how strength and suppleness affect performance;

• identify some muscle groups used in gymnastic activities;

• suggest warm-up activities;

 

Evaluating And Improving Performance

• compare and contrast gymnastic sequences, commenting on similarities and differences;

• with help, recognise how performances could be improved.

 

Some children will not have made so much progress. They will be able to:

Acquiring And Developing Skills

• Perform some gymnastic actions with control and accuracy;

• repeat short sequences of movement that include ‘unlike’ actions;

 

Selecting And Applying Skills, Tactics And Compositional Ideas

• show some contrast in shape and use of direction;

• work safely on the floor and apparatus;

 

Knowledge And Understanding Of Fitness And Health

• follow warm-up activities carefully and recognise which parts of the body are working hardest;

 

Evaluating And Improving Performance

• describe what others have done, using gymnastic language;

• with help, comment on the quality of performance.

 

Some children

will have

progressed

further. They

will be able to:

Acquiring And Developing Skills

• Work on longer sequences;

• show control, consistency and accuracy of movement;

 

Selecting And Applying Skills, Tactics And Compositional Ideas

• include changes in level, direction and speed in their sequences;

• adapt short sequences so that a partner or small group can perform them;

 

Knowledge And Understanding Of Fitness And Health

• recognise how strength and suppleness affect the quality of performance;

• suggest warm-up activities;

 

Evaluating And Improving Performance

• identify similarities and differences between performances; suggest some ways a performance could be improved.