Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) are seen as the basic skills that children begin to learn in early childhood, including locomotor movement skills and manipulation skills such as Throwing and Catching and continue to learn as they go through adolescents. Although very basic, these skills are seen to provide a foundation for an individual to lead a healthy and active lifestyle (Lubans, Morgan, Cliff, Barnett & Okely, 2010).
These Fundamental Movement Skill maps have been designed in order to break down the FMS in a teacher friendly manner, while also allowing students to see where they are at and what they need to do in order to get to the next level. The skills that have been chosen have been identified from a wide array of skills as critical for Primary School aged individuals. Each skill has been broken down into age appropriate movement concepts in the sequential order of how the skill is learnt and the age at which these components are usually witnessed within a child's skill development, rather than the sequence of the skill itself (Fundamental Motor Skills: A Manual for Classroom Teachers, 1996).
These slides can be a great teaching tool by displaying them on a projector, as a visual display on the board, spread out around the gym or printed as a small guide for students to look at while practising the FMS. All skills have been ordered in accordance with the recommended introduction times as outlined in Fundamental Motor Skills: A Manual for Classroom Teachers (1996), as can be seen on Slide 2.
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