PE and Sport Year 5

PE and Sport at KS2 Years 3, 4, 5 and 6

Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • Play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
  • Perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
  • Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

Year 5 children can:


  • I can gain possession by working a team.
  • I can pass in different ways.
  • I can use forehand and backhand with a racket.
  • I can field.
  • I can choose a tactic for defending and attacking.
  • I can use a number of techniques to pass, dribble and shoot.


  • I can make complex extended sequences.
  • I can combine action, balance and shape.
  • I can perform consistently to different audiences.


  • I can compose my own dances in a creative way.
  • I can perform to an accompaniment.
  • My dance shows clarity, fluency, accuracy and consistency.


  • I cam controlled when taking off and landing.
  • I can throw with accuracy.
  • I can combine running and jumping.

Outdoor and adventurous

  • I can follow a map in an unknown location.
  • I can use clues and a compass to navigate a route.
  • I can change my route to overcome a problem.
  • I can use new information to change my route.




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