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Fundamental Movement Skills (K-3)

What are Fundamental Movement Skills?

Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) are the movement patterns that involve different body parts. They are the foundation movements or precursor patterns to the more specialised, complex skills used in play, games, sports, dance, gymnastics, outdoor education and physical recreation.

What skills are included?

Fundamental Movement Skills training focuses on three categorized groups of skills.

Body Management Skills
1. Rolling
2. Stopping
3. Bending
4. Twisting
5. Landing
6. Stretching
7. Climbing
8. Static and Dynamic Balancing
9. Turning

Locomotor Skills
1. Crawling
2. Running
3. Galloping
4. Walking
5. Hopping
6. Skipping
7. Dodging

Object Control Skills
1. Throwing
2. Catching
3. Striking
4. Bouncing
5. Dribbling
6. Kicking

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