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Physical Development

Physical Development is split into 2 sections:


  1. Moving and Handling
  2. Health and Self care




Children have daily access to the outdoor classroom where they can practise their gross motor skills by climbing, running, balancing and building. We also develop our fine motor skills by practising pencil holds and scissor work in a range of activities. They learn how to keep safe and how to look after themselves and meet their personal needs. They work towards the Early learning Goals of

  1. 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.
  1. 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 and going to the toilet independently.