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Physical Development

Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.


Each morning and afternoon we take part in music and movement activities and throughout the week children take part in a range of fine motor activities to develop their hand muscles and coordination in readiness for writing.  Children have access to larger equipment such as the trim trail, climbing frame, bikes and scooters to develop strength and balancing skills. During PE sessions the children will participate in games, gymnastics and dance.


Gross Motor Skills:

By the end of Reception children will know how to negotiate space and obstacles safely and with consideration for themselves and others. They will know how to demonstrate strength, balance and co-ordination when playing. They will know how to move energetically, running,  jumping, dancing, hopping, skipping and climbing.


Fine Motor Skills:

By the end of Reception children will know how to hold a pencil effectively using a tripod grip. They will know how to use a range of small tools including scissors, paintbrushes and cutlery. They will know how to show accuracy and care when drawing.