Year 5 PE

National Curriculum Expectations for the end of Key Stage 2:

Children should be able 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
  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations


At Gayton, by the end of Year 5, the expectation is that children will be able to:


  • exaggerate dance movements and motifs (using expression when moving)
  • demonstrate strong movements throughout the dance sequence
  • combine flexibility, techniques and movements to create a fluent sequence
  • move appropriately and with the required style in relation to the stimulus. (various levels, ways of travelling and motifs)
  • show a change of pace and timing their movements
  • use the space provided to his maximum potential
  • improvise with confidence, still demonstrating fluency across the sequence
  • modify parts of a sequence as a result of self and peer evaluation
  • use more complex dance vocabulary to compare and improve work


  • select & combine their skills, techniques & ideas
  • apply combined skills accurately & appropriately, consistently showing precision, control & fluency
  • draw on what they know about strategy, tactics & comparison when performing & evaluating
  • analyse & comment on skills & techniques & how these are applied in their own & others work
  • use more complex gym vocabulary to describe how to improve & refine performances
  • develop strength, techniques & flexibility throughout performances
  • link skills with control, technique, co-ordination and fluency
  • understand composition by performing more complex sequences


  • vary skills, actions & ideas and link these in ways that suit the activity of the game
  • shows confidence in using ball skills in various ways and can link these together
  • use skills with coordination, control and fluency
  • take part in competitive games with a strong understanding of tactics and composition
  • create their own games using knowledge and skills
  • make suggestions as to what resources can be used to differentiate a game
  • apply basic skills for attacking and defending
  • use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and combination


  • build a variety of running techniques and use with confidence
  • perform a running jump with more than one component (hop, skip, jump, triple jump)
  • record peer’s performances and evaluate these
  • demonstrate accuracy and confidence in throwing and catching activities
  • describe good athletic performance using correct vocabulary
  • use equipment safely and with good control

 Outdoor & Adventurous Activities

  • develop strong listening skills
  • uses and interprets simple maps
  • think activities through and problem solve using general knowledge
  • choose and apply strategies to solve problems with support
  • discuss and work with others in a group
  • demonstrate an understanding of how to stay safe