In K/1 and 2/3 this term, students are learning Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS). Fundamental movement skills are a specific set of skills that involve different body parts such as feet, legs, trunk, head, arms and hands. These skills are the “building blocks” for more complex and specialised skills that kids will need throughout their lives to competently participate in different games, sports and recreational activities.
Students are explicitly taught the different FMS and then students have the opportunity to practise these skills in fun, varied and increasingly complex situations and games.
This morning K/1 learnt the FMS of the sprint run and then practiced this skill in games such as “Run Rabbit Run”, “Duck, Duck, Goose” and relay running races.
Year 2/3 learnt the FMS of the leap and the kick. These skills were then practiced in games such as leap races and dodge ball.