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Physical Development in EYFS

Posted on March 27 2018

Physical Development in EYFS

By the end of Reception children should show good control and coordination in large and small movements. Moving confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space.  They should handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing. ‘Effectively’ is about recognising when the child has achieved their purpose i.e. they can make it work for the task they have chosen to do.

For an exceeding descriptor, at the end of Reception children should be able to hop confidently and skip in time to music. They hold paper in position and use their preferred hand for writing, using a correct pencil grip. They are beginning to be able to write on lines and control letter size.

To help the children achieve this early year’s goal at Forest Park we provide an enabling environment where the skills and techniques can be implemented and developed. We encourage the children to move with controlled effort and pose and provide opportunities for free-flow play between outdoor and indoor areas to increase activity. We plan activities that support fine motor development such as threading beads, painting and exploring colour, mark-making of all kinds, building with blocks, pinching, rolling and cutting dough. They need activities that develop stability such as stop and start games such as statues; games such as being frogs or snakes so that children balance their weight on different parts of the body. We also provide plenty of opportunities to encourage travelling skills such as running, galloping, cycling, climbing, hopping and skipping, as well as opportunities to develop object-control skills including catching, rolling and throwing skills.

We are very fortunate at Forest Park to have dedicated and specialist coaching from City in the Community which offer sports and development activities on a weekly basis. Take a look at some pictures of the children in action during Physical Education sessions and outdoor play here.

Miss Taylor

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