The foundation movements or precursor patterns to more specialised, complex skills in games, sports, dance, gymnastics and physical recreation activities. They provide the foundation for human movement and competent and confident participation in a range of physical activities. The fundamental movement skills to be developed through Health and Physical Education include:
- locomotor and non-locomotor skills – rolling, balancing, sliding, jogging, running, leaping, jumping, hopping, dodging, galloping, skipping, floating and moving the body through water to safety
- object control skills – bouncing, throwing, catching, kicking, striking.