Year 4. Autumn 1. Gymnastics

 

Most children will be able to:

Acquiring And Developing skills

• Perform actions, balances, body shapes and activities with control;

 

Selecting And Applying Skills, Tactics And Compositional Ideas

• plan, perform and repeat longer sequences that include changes of speed and level, clear shapes and quality of movement;

• adapt their own movements to include a partner in a sequence;

 

Knowledge and Understanding of Fitness and Health

• understand that strength and suppleness can be improved;

• lead a partner through short warm-up routines

 

Evaluating and Improving Performance

• recognise criteria that lead to improvements to others’ performances;

• suggest improvements to their own performance.

 

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

Acquiring And Developing Skills

• Perform a range of basic actions and use them to put together a short sequence

 

Selecting and Applying Skills, Tactics And Compositional Ideas

• Remember and repeat short sequences with some changes in level, direction or speed

 

Knowledge And Understanding Of Fitness and Health

• say why it is important to warm up;

• carry out warm-up exercises carefully; with help,

 

Evaluating And Improving Performance

• describe similarities and differences in others’ performances.

 

Some children will have progressed further.

They will be able to:

Acquiring and Developing Skills

• Perform longer, more complex sequences, including more complex sequences, including more difficult gymnastic activities and imaginative combinations of actions;

 

Selecting and Applying Skills, Tactics And compositional Ideas

• choose, practise and refine sequences on their own; say when movements are performed well;

 

Knowledge And Understanding Of Fitness and Health

• demonstrate exercises that strengthen major muscle groups; say which joint or joints are affected by specific stretches;

 

Evaluating And Improving Performance

• suggest a number of ways that a sequence could be improved, and choose one of these as a focus for improvement;

• take the lead when working in a small group;

• adapt actions to include group members.