Sporting Age

SMART MOTION

Fundamental Movement Skills For KS2

SMART MOTION

Fundamental Movement Skills For KS2

SMART MOTION

The Program

Sporting Age SMART MOTION is a unique online software program focusing purely on movement skill development and combining baseline assessment, stage-appropriate differentiated lesson plans and scientifically produced evidence of impact/progress all in one place.

The number one priority for the Sporting Age platform has been to create a very user-friendly experience for partners and teachers. No prior technical knowledge is required.

We fully understand the importance of totally secure, reliable data transfer. Subsequently, we commissioned “Data Tools for Schools” to ensure that all systems are fully GDPR compliant and that all data is transferred, shared and stored in a totally secure manner as well as integrating seamlessly with other school data programs.

FMS and Baseline Testing

Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) are movements that involve different body parts such as the legs, arms, trunk and head. They include such skills as running, hopping, catching, throwing, striking and balancing. In a school context, developing Movement Skills is the foundation of PE and school sport as this helps support young people in their development as competent, confident & healthy movers.

FMS can be broken down in any number of ways. Through our extensive research and consultations with leading experts, we have categorised the movement skills into three groups to make planning, teaching and assessment much easier.

The three categories are:
• Locomotor
• Object control
• Stability

Having researched, analysed and experienced first-hand outstanding practice in teaching Fundamental Movement Skills globally, our Director of Education has identified the Movement Skills that he considers to be essential at particular stages if young people are going to successfully participate in lifelong physical activities.

SA FMS INFOGRAPHIC 2

Practical Assessments

We have developed a delivery routine whereby a class of 30 children can work through the 3 practical assessments in 45 minutes. This means that in a standard primary school, 4 classes can be completed in a morning and 2 in the afternoon.

The 3 practical tests involve:
1. Agility Run: Combining agility, balance, coordination and speed
2. Speed Bounce: Combining agility, balance and coordination
3. Target Throw: Combining agility and hand-eye coordination

The tests provide accurate data which generate a number of appropriate interventions that help to develop a young person’s Movement Skills as well as providing support for primary school teachers.