Our physical development affects how well we are able to learn, play and write. When we leave Reception, we aim to have good co-ordination in small and big movements, have a good sense of our own space, and moving around and handling tools with control. We understand about healthy food and exercise to keep our bodies fit and healthy. We can go to the toilet and wash our hands all by ourselves.
We have weekly Gym Dough sessions which are a physical intervention that is fun, engaging and highly kinaesthetic. Gym Dough develops children's fine and gross motor dexterity, which helps to support their pencil grip.
In PE, we have been practicing different rolls and ways of moving on the mats. Children enjoy showing off their forward rolls!
We have so much fun on the monkey bars developing our upper body strength and our balancing skills.
We have been practicing our hand eye coordination skills by threading numbers.
We have a special ‘funky fingers’ table where we practice our fine motor skills, like threading, picking up objects with pegs and using stickers to create patterns! This week we have been practicing forming our sound of the day on whiteboards.
In orange class we have been exploring different ways of moving around our mats, jumping, hopping and sliding on our tummies!