Six Elements Of Physical Education

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Task 1 The context of each and every subject is made up of building blocks. Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) are the building blocks of Physical Education. These skills provide the basic foundation for all future Physical Education endeavors. When taught to children at the primary school level, FMS provide an even playing field for all those participating in the class; this fosters the potential for future success in the classroom such as inclusion and a positive environment. Even more importantly, FMS allow for the Physical Education instructor to set achievable goals for each of his or her students. Through basic skills such as running, throwing, kicking and striking, students are presented with a chance to succeed in any of the six elements of the Physical Education curriculum. In any subject at a primary school level the teacher must be well equipped with patience, positivity and an upbeat pace. Patience, because it is almost impossible to assume how every student at a primary school level will respond to new information, positivity, because this will provide the students with an optimistic outlook on the skills being presented…show more content…
In a Physical Education class, differentiation, inclusion, and feedback hold a particular level of importance. With Physical Education in Ireland being built around the six elements of, as mentioned in the Physical Education Curriculum, athletics, dance, gymnastics, games, outdoor and adventure activities and aquatics, it would be unbelievable to have a class of primary students who willingly participated in each subcategory. (1999, p. 2) This is possible, but it is not easy. Through a meaning making approach rooted in social interaction, challenge, increasing motor competence, fun and delight, and safety, a Physical Education teacher is given a chance to excite students about the amazing opportunity that is Physical
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