Physical Development

There will be lots of time for me to play and learn within the indoor and outdoor environment. The outdoors has recently had a bigger canopy added with shutters which can be pulled down if the weather demands. We do have all-in-one waterproofs and wellies available whenever needed.  I will get the chance to become good at moving, climbing, controlling and coordinating as I play.  I will have fun with my friends and teachers learning to use my body, my feet and my hands with more and more skill.  I will get to use lots of outdoor equipment to ride on, throw, catch, climb on and build with.  I will be able to chase race, jump, balance, play on my own and begin to play with a partner or a group or team.

When I am busy and active I will be able to feel the changes that take place in my body.  I will be able to find out and talk about what helps to keep me fit and healthy and what food is good for me. A snack table is available throughout the day which not only supports learning about healthy food and drink but also develops my fine motor skills. I will be encouraged to become independent as I learn to put my coat on or fasten my shoes. 

I will use lots of tools for drawing, painting, cutting, cooking, joining and dismantling as well as other equipment for building, threading, dressing dolls, creating tents, dens and structures and playing sport.

Our school full-time PE Lead K Quinn teaches one session per week in all classes in the EYFS. 

We have close links with the local Children’s Centre who work regularly with our school on ways to “Keep Healthy”.