Fundamental Movement 

Movement is the gateway to all physical activity. 

Fundamental movement skills provide a solid base for children to learn and adapt to new sports, physical activities or environments. They include basic skills such as running, jumping, throwing, catching, and kicking. The FUNdamentals form the basis of physical literacy and we at Movement Park are very passionate about getting the basics right before you progress onto other things. 

The table below lists a wide variety of fundamental movements and skills that make up physical literacy. 

Travelling Skills Object Control Skills Balance Movements
  • Boosting
  • Climbing
  • Galloping
  • Gliding
  • Hopping
  • Jumping
  • Leaping
  • Poling
  • Running
  • Sculling
  • Skating
  • Sliding
  • Swimming
  • Swinging
  • Wheeling


  • Kicking
  • Punting
  • Rolling (ball)
  • Strike (ball, pick, ring)
  • Throwing
  • Catching


  • Catching
  • Stopping
  • Trapping

Travelling with:

  • Dribbling (feet)
  • Dribbling (hands)
  • Dribbling (stick)

Receiving and Sending:

  • Striking (bat)
  • Striking (stick)
  • Volleying


  • Balancing/Centring
  • Body Rolling
  • Dodging
  • Floating
  • Landing
  • Read Position
  • Falling
  • Spinning
  • Stopping
  • Stretching/Curling
  • Swinging
  • Twisting/Turning

At Movement Park our Fundamental sessions cover a wide variety of fundamental movement and allow our participants the appropraite time on task to develop. We encourage all participants to get involved with as many of our activities as possible which in turn will develop a more comprehensive skill base.

Check out our TIMETABLE for all our FUNdamental Movement activities.               

For more information on Physical & Health Literacy watch below.

1. Hands Up | 1 - Introduction to Physical & Health Literacy - Click here

2. Sport Wales - Physical Literacy - Click here                                                         


Movement Park includes everyone, regardless of any ability or circumstance. Some sports and activities may, however, require a few adaptations to make them as accessible as possible. With a positive attitude and a little ingenuity, any activity can be made enjoyable for all. If your child has a disability, please ask our staff if the class you or your child is interested in is suitable.  


Just because you fail once, dosen't mean you're gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on and always believe in yourself, because at Movement Park we do!