Games at Wheatley
Early Years Outcomes
The main Early Years Outcomes covered in the Games units are:
- Shows increasing control over an object in pushing, patting, throwing, catching or kicking it.
- Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements.
- Negotiates space successfully when playing racing and chasing games with other children, adjusting speed or changing direction to avoid obstacles.
- Experiments with different ways of moving.
- They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space.
KS1 National Curriculum Aims
Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations. Pupils should be taught to:
- master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities;
- participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending;
KS2 National Curriculum Aims
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, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking anddefending;
- develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance;
- compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.