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Key Stage 1

Key Stage One

Physical Development

  • To master fundamental movement skills (running, jumping, throwing and catching) becoming more confident and competent working within the activity areas of: swimming, gymnastics, dance, games (attacking and defending), athletics and fitness.
  • To provide opportunities to develop children’s agility, balance and co-ordination and transfer these to a range of activity areas.
  • To develop children’s endurance through contributing to their recommended 60 minutes of daily moderate to vigorous physical activity, minimising long periods of sitting and providing opportunities for children to strengthen their muscles and bones.


Cognitive Development

  • To apply their developed skills to sequences and mini game situations. Adapting to competitive environment.
  • To develop simple tactics for attacking and defending in game situations.
  • To begin to improve observational skills, the ability to describe and make simple judgements on their own and others’ performances, and to use this knowledge and understanding to improve their own performances.
  • To demonstrate the value of safe exercising e.g. warm up, lifting and carrying mats and equipment safely.