What is Physical literacy?

Physical literacy can be described as the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding that provides children with the movement foundation for lifelong participation in physical activity. Enabling them to be physically literate supports their development as competent, confident and healthy movers.

The Physical Literacy Framework

The Physical Literacy Framework provides schools with simple, easy to understand guidance on how best to structure PE and sport provision to ensure every opportunity is provided to develop the physical literacy of their pupils.

Physical literacy is the outcome of high quality PE and school sport, it helps primary school children’s development as competent, confident and healthy movers at an early stage. It builds their motivation, confidence, physical competence and understanding of movement, providing them with better grounds to sustain their lifelong participation in physical activity.

The framework will help schools consider what appropriate PE and school sport opportunities they need to offer at each stage of a child’s development, in order to maximise the potential to develop their pupils’ physical literacy. To download your copy click here.

Fundamentals of Movement

An Introduction to the FUNdamentals of Movement. Click here for further information.

Bupa Start to move KS1 Training/resources

Bupa Start to Move aims to:

  • Equip teachers with the techniques and confidence to teach core movement skills;
  • Give children the movement skills, enthusiasm and confidence to begin lifelong participation in physical activity and sport; and
  • Support learning in PE in ways similar to other subjects i.e. helping children to learn the ABCs of movement.

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