Run, jump, throw and catch: How proficient are children attending English schools at the fundamental motor skills identified as key within the school curriculum?

Journal article


Duncan, Michael J, Roscoe, Clare M. P., Noon, Mark, Clark, Cain CT, O’Brien, Wesley and Eyre, Emma LJ 2019. Run, jump, throw and catch: How proficient are children attending English schools at the fundamental motor skills identified as key within the school curriculum? European Physical Education Review. https://doi.org/10.1177/1356336x19888953
AuthorsDuncan, Michael J, Roscoe, Clare M. P., Noon, Mark, Clark, Cain CT, O’Brien, Wesley and Eyre, Emma LJ
Abstract

This study examined proficiency levels in fundamental motor skills (FMS) in children within Key Stage 1 and 2 of the English school system. Four hundred and ninety-two children aged 6–9 Years old (245 boys, 247 girls) from school Years Two (n = 130), Three (n = 154) and Four (n = 208) participated in this study. FMS for the run, jump, throw and catch were assessed using the Test of Gross Motor Development – 2. The proportion of children who achieved mastery or near mastery of the skills was determined. For the whole sample, 18.5% (n = 91) did not achieve mastery in any of the four skills. A similar proportion (18.7%, n = 92) achieved mastery in all four of the FMS examined in this study. The proportion of children achieving mastery of all four skills was lower for Year Two children (0%) compared to children in years Three (24%) and Four (25%). More boys (25.7%) achieved mastery in all four of the FMS compared to girls (11.7%). Individual behavioural components in skill performance were also examined. The results of the present study highlight that less than one-fifth of children aged 6–9 years old have mastered the four key FMS identified by the physical education (PE) curriculum despite having the developmental potential to become fundamentally competent by six years of age. Fostering positive trajectories of FMS development presents a challenge for PE specialists given the association between FMS mastery in childhood and physical activity, weight status and health.

Keywordsphysical education; Movement Skill; Mastery; Motor Competence
Year2019
JournalEuropean Physical Education Review
PublisherSage
ISSN1356-336X
1741-2749
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/1356336x19888953
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/624448
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/
hdl:10545/624448
Publication dates23 Dec 2019
Publication process dates
Deposited05 Feb 2020, 09:43
Accepted23 Oct 2019
Rights

Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International

ContributorsCoventry University, University of Derby and University College Cork, Ireland
File
File Access Level
Open
File
File Access Level
Open
File
File Access Level
Open
Permalink -

https://repository.derby.ac.uk/item/94980/run-jump-throw-and-catch-how-proficient-are-children-attending-english-schools-at-the-fundamental-motor-skills-identified-as-key-within-the-school-curriculum

Download files

  • 47
    total views
  • 15
    total downloads
  • 0
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month

Export as

Related outputs

Effective Working with Parents
Roscoe, C., Woodward, J. and Roscoe, M. 2023. Effective Working with Parents. in: Duncan, M., Noon, M. and Seabra, A. (ed.) Science and Practice of Youth Soccer New York Routledge - Taylor and Francis. pp. 1-16
The Impact of Swimming on Fundamental Movement Skill Development in Children (3–11 Years): A Systematic Literature Review
Roscoe, C. and Sinclair, L. 2023. The Impact of Swimming on Fundamental Movement Skill Development in Children (3–11 Years): A Systematic Literature Review. Children. 10 (8), pp. 1-20. https://doi.org/10.3390/children10081411
Direct Parent Engagement to Improve Fundamental Movement Skills in Children: A Systematic Review
Flynn, R., Pringle, A. and Roscoe, C. 2023. Direct Parent Engagement to Improve Fundamental Movement Skills in Children: A Systematic Review. Children. 10 (7), pp. 1-19. https://doi.org/10.3390/children10071247
The Effects of Physical Activity on Academic Performance in School-Aged Children: A Systematic Review
James, J, Pringle, A., Mourton, S. and Roscoe, C. 2023. The Effects of Physical Activity on Academic Performance in School-Aged Children: A Systematic Review. Children. 10 (6), p. 1019. https://doi.org/doi.org/10.3390/children10061019
Improving Fundamental Movement Skills during Early Childhood: An Intervention Mapping Approach
Alexandra Patricia Dobell, Mark A. Faghy, Andy Pringle, Clare M. P. Roscoe and Faghy, M. 2023. Improving Fundamental Movement Skills during Early Childhood: An Intervention Mapping Approach. Children. 10 (6), pp. 1-36. https://doi.org/10.3390/children10061004
Self-Compassion and Physical Activity: The Underpinning Role of Psychological Distress and Barrier Self-Efficacy
Zhang, S., Roscoe, C. and Pringle, A. 2023. Self-Compassion and Physical Activity: The Underpinning Role of Psychological Distress and Barrier Self-Efficacy. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 20 (2), p. 1480. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20021480
Fundamental Movement Skills and Physical Fitness Are Key Correlates of Tactical Soccer Skill in Grassroots Soccer Players Aged 8–14 Years
Duncan, M., Clarke, N, Bolt, L, Eyre, E and Roscoe, C. 2022. Fundamental Movement Skills and Physical Fitness Are Key Correlates of Tactical Soccer Skill in Grassroots Soccer Players Aged 8–14 Years. Journal of Motor Learning and Development. pp. 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1123/jmld.2021-0061
An Investigation into the Physical Activity Experiences of People Living with and beyond Cancer during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Pringle, A., Rutherford, Z. and Roscoe, C. 2022. An Investigation into the Physical Activity Experiences of People Living with and beyond Cancer during the COVID-19 Pandemic. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 19 (5), pp. 1-20. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19052945
The Role of Physical Activity in Cancer Recovery: An Exercise Practitioner’s Perspective
Roscoe, C., Barratt, B, Pringle, A., Chandler, C. and Faghy, M. 2022. The Role of Physical Activity in Cancer Recovery: An Exercise Practitioner’s Perspective. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 19 (6), p. 3600. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19063600
Motor Competence Among Children in the United Kingdom and Ireland: An Expert Statement on Behalf of the International Motor Development Research Consortium
Duncan, Michael J., Foweather, Lawrence, Bardid, Farid, Barnett, Anna L., Rudd, James, O’Brien, Wesley, Foulkes, Jonathan D., Roscoe, C., Issartel, Johann, Stratton, Gareth and Clark, Cain C.T. 2022. Motor Competence Among Children in the United Kingdom and Ireland: An Expert Statement on Behalf of the International Motor Development Research Consortium. Journal of Motor Learning and Development. https://doi.org/10.1123/jmld.2021-0047
Physical activity: understanding and addressing inequalities
Jackson, Jessica, Roscoe, Clare M. P. and Mourton, Niamh 2021. Physical activity: understanding and addressing inequalities. Public Health England.
Authors' Responses to Peer Review of “Influence of the COVID-19 Lockdown on the Physical and Psychosocial Well-being and Work Productivity of Remote Workers: Cross-sectional Correlational Study”
Yessica Abigail Tronco Hernández, Fabio Parente, Mark A Faghy, Clare M P Roscoe, Frances A Maratos and Maratos, F. 2021. Authors' Responses to Peer Review of “Influence of the COVID-19 Lockdown on the Physical and Psychosocial Well-being and Work Productivity of Remote Workers: Cross-sectional Correlational Study”. JMIR Publications. https://doi.org/10.2196/34609
Influence of the COVID-19 lockdown on remote workers’ physical and psychosocial wellbeing and work productivity
Yessica Abigail Tronco Hernandez, Fabio Parente, Mark A. Faghy, Clare M. P. Roscoe and Frances Maratos 2021. Influence of the COVID-19 lockdown on remote workers’ physical and psychosocial wellbeing and work productivity. PsyArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/dnuk3
UK University staff experience high levels of sedentary behaviour during work and leisure time
Faghy, Mark, Roscoe, C., Pringle, Andy, Duncan, Mike and Buchanan Meharry, John 2021. UK University staff experience high levels of sedentary behaviour during work and leisure time. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics. 28 (2), pp. 1104-1111. https://doi.org/10.1080/10803548.2021.1874704
Multi-Component Physical Activity Interventions in the UK Must Consider Determinants of Activity to Increase Effectiveness
Faghy, Mark, Armstrong-Booth, Kirsty E, Staples, Vicki, Duncan, Micheal J and Roscoe, Clare M P 2021. Multi-Component Physical Activity Interventions in the UK Must Consider Determinants of Activity to Increase Effectiveness. Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology. 6 (3), p. 56. https://doi.org/10.3390/jfmk6030056
Influence of the COVID-19 Lockdown on the Physical and Psychosocial Well-being and Work Productivity of Remote Workers: Cross-sectional Correlational Study (Preprint)
Yessica Abigail Tronco Hernández, Fabio Parente, Mark A Faghy, Clare M P Roscoe, Frances A Maratos and Faghy, M. 2021. Influence of the COVID-19 Lockdown on the Physical and Psychosocial Well-being and Work Productivity of Remote Workers: Cross-sectional Correlational Study (Preprint). JMIR. https://doi.org/10.2196/preprints.30708
The 24-h Movement Compositions in Weekday, Weekend Day or Four-Day Periods Differentially Associate with Fundamental Movement Skills
Roscoe, C., Duncan, Michael, J and Clark, Cain, C. T 2021. The 24-h Movement Compositions in Weekday, Weekend Day or Four-Day Periods Differentially Associate with Fundamental Movement Skills. Children. 8 (10), p. 828. https://doi.org/10.3390/children8100828
Educators Perspectives on the Value of Physical Education, Physical Activity and Fundamental Movement Skills for Early Years Foundation Stage Children in England.
Dobell, Alexandra, Pringle, Andy, Faghy, Mark and Roscoe, Clare M P 2021. Educators Perspectives on the Value of Physical Education, Physical Activity and Fundamental Movement Skills for Early Years Foundation Stage Children in England. Children. 8 (5), p. 338. https://doi.org/10.3390/children8050338
Cross validation of actigraph derived accelerometer cut‐points for assessment of sedentary behaviour and physical activity in children aged 8‐11 years
Duncan, Michael J., Eyre, Emma L.J., Cox, Val, Roscoe, C., Faghy, Mark, Tallis, Jason and Dobell, Alexandra 2020. Cross validation of actigraph derived accelerometer cut‐points for assessment of sedentary behaviour and physical activity in children aged 8‐11 years. Acta Paediatrica. 109 (9), pp. 1825-1830. https://doi.org/10.1111/apa.15189
Fundamental movement skills and accelerometer-measured physical activity levels during early childhood: a systematic review
Dobell, Alexandra, Pringle, Andy, Faghy, Mark and Roscoe, Clare M. P. 2020. Fundamental movement skills and accelerometer-measured physical activity levels during early childhood: a systematic review. MDPI AG. https://doi.org/10.3390/children7110224
Calibration and cross-validation of accelerometery for estimating movement skills in children aged 8–12 years
Duncan, M., Dobell, A., Noon, M., Clark, C.T., Roscoe, C., Stodden, D., Sacko, R., Eyre, E. and Faghy, M. 2020. Calibration and cross-validation of accelerometery for estimating movement skills in children aged 8–12 years. Sensors. 20 (10), p. 2776. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20102776
Accelerometer-based physical activity levels, fundamental movement skills and weight status in British preschool children from a deprived area
Roscoe, Clare M. P., James, Rob S. and Duncan, Michael J. 2019. Accelerometer-based physical activity levels, fundamental movement skills and weight status in British preschool children from a deprived area. European Journal of Pediatrics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00431-019-03390-z
Accelerometer-based physical activity levels differ between week and weekend ways in British preschool children
Roscoe, C., James, Rob S. and Duncan, Michael J. 2019. Accelerometer-based physical activity levels differ between week and weekend ways in British preschool children. Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology. 4 (3), p. 65. https://doi.org/10.3390/jfmk4030065
Estimating physical activity in children aged 8–11 Years using Accelerometry: Contributions from fundamental movement skills and different Accelerometer placements
Duncan, Mike, Roscoe, Clare M. P., Faghy, Mark, Tallis, Jason and Eyre, Emma 2019. Estimating physical activity in children aged 8–11 Years using Accelerometry: Contributions from fundamental movement skills and different Accelerometer placements. Frontiers in Physiology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2019.00242
Calibration of GENEActiv accelerometer wrist cut-points for the assessment of physical activity intensity of preschool aged children
Roscoe, Clare M. P., James, Rob S. and Duncan, Michael J. 2017. Calibration of GENEActiv accelerometer wrist cut-points for the assessment of physical activity intensity of preschool aged children. European Journal of Pediatrics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00431-017-2948-2
Preschool staff and parents? Perceptions of preschool children's physical activity and fundamental movement skills from an area of high deprivation: a qualitative study
Roscoe, Clare M. P., James, Rob S. and Duncan, Michael J. 2017. Preschool staff and parents? Perceptions of preschool children's physical activity and fundamental movement skills from an area of high deprivation: a qualitative study. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/2159676X.2017.1322630
Preschool and parental influences on physical activity and fundamental movement skills in preschool children from low socio-economic backgrounds: A qualitative study.
Roscoe, Clare M. P., Birch, Samantha, James, Rob S. and Duncan, Michael J. 2016. Preschool and parental influences on physical activity and fundamental movement skills in preschool children from low socio-economic backgrounds: A qualitative study. British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences.
The impact of a school-based gardening intervention on intentions and behaviour related to fruit and vegetable consumption in children
Duncan, Michael J., Eyre, Emma, Bryant, Elizabeth, Clarke, Neil, Birch, Samantha, Staples, Vicki and Sheffield, David 2015. The impact of a school-based gardening intervention on intentions and behaviour related to fruit and vegetable consumption in children. Journal of Health Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105315573445