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Year 4. Autumn 1. Invasion Games

Most children will be able to:

Play games with some fluency and accuracy, using a range of throwing and catching techniques; find ways of attacking successfully when using other skills; use a variety of simple tactics for attacking well, keeping possession of the ball as a team, and getting into positions to score; know the rules of the games; understand that they need to defend as well as attack; understand how strength, stamina and speed can be improved by playing invasion games; lead a partner through short warm-up routines; watch and describe others’ performances, as well as their own, and suggest practices that will help them and others to play better.

Some children will not have made so much progress.

They will be able to:;

Play games at a slower pace, using throwing and catching techniques play games with less consistency and control, using kicking and striking techniques; use a small number of basic tactics for attacking; recognise the similarities between invasion games, even though they use different sending, receiving and “travelling with” techniques; recognise that games make them use their muscles and get their heart pumping faster; say why it is important to warm up; describe, with help, similarities and differences in the way other people play games.

Some children will have progressed further.

They will be able to:

Play all games well, using the range of equipment provided; make tactical decisions quickly; keep possession and make progress consistently; have a strong influence on games, helping others to play better; know that strength, stamina and speed are important in games; suggest ways of organising the lesson to improve stamina; suggest different ways in which tactics or techniques could be used; choose one focus for improvement.