P.E. – Dance

Subject Key Objective Progression & Development by Year Groups

The following is a guide to help you understand your child’s progression through school.

All lessons are differentiated. This means teachers plan activities that enable the objective to be learned by all children including those who will find the objective challenging, those children who with hard work will secure good progress and those children who can tackle extra stretch and challenge in this subject.

P.E. Dance – Primary Curriculum



P.E. Dance – Foundation stage:

Children enjoy moving their bodies in different ways



P.E. Dance – Year 1:

Children enjoy moving their bodies with some control.



P.E. Dance – 
Year 2:

Children confidently create movement patterns.



P.E. Dance – 
Year 3:

Children skillfully create controlled movements & patterns.



P.E. Dance – 
Year 4:

With consistency, children repeat controlled movement patterns.



P.E. Dance – 
Year 5:

Children create more complex controlled movement patterns.


P.E. Dance – 
Year 6:

Children skillfully create a series of controlled movement patterns and sequences.



P.E. Dance – Mastery:

With consistency, children repeat series of controlled complex movement patterns and sequences.

This collection of short films and resources will help you understand your child’s progression through school.

The curriculum film resource has been broken down by subject area initially and then by topic area.