Physical Development is essentially how young children gain control of their bodies. It also includes how children learn about keeping themselves active and looks into how children learn to use equipment and materials successfully and safely .
In the Revised Early Years Foundation Stage, Physical Development is broken down into two aspects:
At High Down we make sure that we provide equipment and resources that are sufficient, challenging and interesting and that can be used in a variety of ways, or to support specific skills. We also make sure that the children work both on their fine motor skills and gross motor skills daily.
Early Learning Goal for 40 - 60 months:
Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.
To promote good health and Self-care at High Down we follow the guidelines in the Development Matters very closely.
Early Learning Goal 40 -60 months:
Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe. They manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing andgoing to the toilet independently.
Football Association (FA)- Term 3 2017
Reception were lucky to have James from the FA come into school on Thursday mornings during term 3 to teach football skills. The children learnt to stop the ball, make small and big movements changing directions with the ball and also strategies to defend and attack. They played together in teams to apply the skills they learnt and to score goals.