What is Physical Literacy at this stage?
Children need to develop their basic physical skills during this age phase. The key is to develop a range of travelling movements, body management skills and ability to control objects such as beanbags, bats and balls.
What can I do to play my part?
Leisure facilities should be a key contributor to this stage. Opportunities to develop the key physical skills through resources such as Play to Learn can be offered through after-school or weekend sessions in your facility. The key to getting it right for leisure providers is to work together with schools, families and community sports clubs to deliver a shared approach. A child’s experience should be consistent and engaging, whatever the environment.
Is this a gap in provision in your facilities? You could add value by offering this on your menu of acitivities.
The skills within this downloadable table should be developed at this stage. Leisure providers may find the Play to Learn package useful in developing an offer for this stage. For more information click the link below.
Resources and useful links
The Play to Learn website could also be useful to you. It brings to life the characters from the resource using 3D animation. It has many features including storytelling, activity ideas, and skill development.
The Play to Learn resource materials are available to purchase via our website shop.
For further information about developing Play to Learn opportunities in your facilities, please contact your Local Sports Development team.
Ideas in Action
We’re busy collecting examples of how others are making huge strides in this area to share with you – keep checking back for updates.