Developing Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) is key to helping nurture a child’s physical development.
Physical development and movement is about experiencing and developing a range of fundamental core skills that will improve co-ordination, locomotion, control, balance, and manipulation. In addition, physical development helps children gain confidence and self-esteem and enables them to feel the benefits of being healthy and active.
Fundamental Movement Skills are essential building blocks to a child’s long-term athletic development. By enabling children to gain the necessary skills, we open up a broad spectrum of sports to which each child would be confident and have the qualities to participate in.
The mastering of fundamental movement skills and fundamental sport skills enables physical literacy and permits a child to read their environment and make appropriate decisions, allowing them to move confidently and with control in a wide range of physical activity situations.
Fundamental Movement Skills sessions are developed in order to include all levels of ability, making them accessible to every child that takes part and ensuring that everyone has fun while learning.
Sessions can be provided for
Foundation Stage: Primary years 1 and 2
Key Stage 1: Primary years 3 and 4
Key Stage 2: Primary year 5 to 7
7 Fundamental Movement Skills
Agility, Balance and Co ordination
Each session would reflect the physical capabilities and development needs of each year group and the curriculum requirements of each key stage.