Year 6. Autumn 1. Gymnastics

 

Most children will be able to:

Acquiring and Developing Skills

• Make up longer, more complex Sequences, including changes of direction, level and speed;

• Show clarity, fluency, accuracy and consistency in their movements;

Selecting and Applying Skills, Tactics and Compositional ideas

• develop their own solutions to a task by choosing and applying a range of compositional principles;

• combine and perform gymnastic actions, shapes and balances;

• in small groups, prepare a sequence to be performed to an audience;

 

Knowledge and Understanding of Fitness and Health

• understand the importance of warming up and cooling down;

• say, in simple terms, why activity is good for their health, fitness and wellbeing;

 

Evaluating and Improving Performance

• show an awareness of factors influencing the quality of a performance and suggest aspects that need improving.

 

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

Acquiring and Developing Skills

• Make up, practise and refine sequences with a partner when preparing for a performance;

• choose actions, shapes and balances from memory;

 

Selecting and Applying Skills, Tactics and Compositional Ideas

• use their knowledge of composition to make up a sequence, including changes of direction or level;

• practise and refine actions, shapes and balances on their own;

• refine sequences,

 

Knowledge and Understanding Of Fitness and Health

• with guidance; talk confidently about why it is important to warm up; prepare for exercise on their own;

 

Evaluating And Improving Performance

• make simple judgements about their own and others’ work.

 

Some children will have progressed further. They will be able to:

Acquiring and Developing Skills

• make up their own sequences;

• arrange their own apparatus safely to suit the needs of a task;

• organise small groups independently;

 

Selecting and Applying Skills, Tactics and Compositional Ideas

• include a wide range of actions, shapes and balances in their performance, some of which are original;

 

Knowledge and Understanding of Fitness and health

• lead class warm-up activities;

• explain, using appropriate language, how activity improves health, fitness and wellbeing;

 

Evaluating and Improving Performance

• use their own criteria to judge performance; suggest different ideas that will lead to individuals improving their performance in small group sequences.