Gymnastics is taught to every year group at Wheatley, and in Key Stage 1 is taught twice a year, as the skills the children build are fundamental to many other areas of physical learning. Throughout our gymnastics units, the skills can be broken down into different specific areas: rolls, jumps, vault work, handstands, cartwheels and round-offs, travelling and shapes and balances.
As the children move through their time here we work carefully to ensure the progression of skills in each area. We do use this as a guide as we recognise that children have individual talents and abilities, and may find different skills tricky. All skills are taught depending on the gymnastic ability of the child. Many of the skills are repeated across year groups to allow for children to progress at their own pace. For example, if a child has notmastered a forward roll from standing in year 3, the skill can be revisited in year 4, 5 and 6 if necessary.
The main Early Years Outcomes covered in the Gymnastics units are:
The main KS1 national curriculum aims covered in the Gymnastics units are:
The main KS2 national curriculum aims covered in the Gymnastics units are: