We hope you enjoyed this week’s session and that you had fun working with the balls in teams and individually to develop your movement skills? Hopefully as a family you can all practice some of the activities so that you can all be more active together? Ask your child to do a demonstration - not indoors of course!
Following on from last week’s communications we wanted to explain a bit more about why we are following the progressive sessions in the way we are. The focus in Key Stage 1 is on FUNdamentals of Movement which include agility, balance and co-ordination, which are the basics for all sports, activities and day to day functions. These FUNdamentals are at the base of the pyramid and developing these first will build the foundation for your child to have a lifelong involvement in sport.
Agility is the ability of the body to change direction and stop/start quickly whilst maintaining balance.
Balance is the ability of a body to remain reasonably steady and stable.
Coordination is the skilful and balanced movement of various body parts to produce an action and generate force.
Key Stage 2...
...at the Premier Academy will progress on to FUNdamental Movement Skills through sport: sending, receiving, striking, traveling and jumping. All of this will be delivered by introducing your child to a whole range of sports and activities. Which in the long term will develop them holistically and will help them ‘find their sporting thing’. As the child progresses through towards the upper end of Key Stage 2 they will be given the opportunity to move into the Sports Skills as demonstrated below.
Here are some thoughts from Rio 2016:
Olympic Gold Medal winning Hockey player, Crista Cullen on why we should introduce children to a wide range of skills: