Walking is the most basic of locomotor skills, it involves the transfer of weight from one foot to another while moving either forwards or backwards. A key feature of walking is the absence of a flight phase with one foot in contact with the ground at all times. As probably the most used fundamental movement skill, walking appears in every facet of everyday life. Walking to school, recovering between more intensive movements in game situations, recreational activities, and moving from one room to another at home are all examples of the need for proficient walking technique.
It is expected that pupils will have mastered the skill of walking prior to engagement with Book 3, therefore Book 3 does not feature walking activities. Use the activities in Book 1 and Book 2 if necessary.
Things to consider
Walking technique is often taken for granted, however, it is an important precursor to other fundamental movement skills and should be given adequate attention.
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