Physical activity drives children’s fitness and is vital for a child’s development and lays the foundation for a healthy and active life. The Grove Academy offers a wide range of play-based, physically active learning experiences that link to children’s interests, abilities, identity and prior knowledge.
Fundamental movement skills are a specific set of skills that involve different body parts such as feet, legs, trunk, arms, hands and head. FMS are the “building blocks” for more complex and specialised skills and for the future participation in physical activity and organised sport.
The earlier fundamental movement skills are introduced through play and exploration, the more likely a child will engage in physical activity throughout their lives.