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Even the youngest pupils talk with confidence of the three Bible stories which exemplify the vision of achieving, believing and caring.

Siams, Jan 2020

EYFS Physical Development

Physical activity is vital in children’s all-round development, enabling them to pursue happy,
healthy and active lives. Gross and fine motor experiences develop incrementally throughout
early childhood, starting with sensory explorations and the development of a child’s strength,
coordination and positional awareness through tummy time, crawling and play movement
with both objects and adults. By creating games and providing opportunities for play both
indoors and outdoors, adults can support children to develop their core strength, stability,
balance, spatial awareness, co-ordination and agility. Gross motor skills provide the
foundation for developing healthy bodies and social and emotional well-being. Fine motor
control and precision helps with hand-eye co-ordination, which is later linked to early literacy.
Repeated and varied opportunities to explore and play with small world activities, puzzles,
arts and crafts and the practice of using small tools, with feedback and support from adults,
allow children to develop proficiency, control and confidence.
 
Children in EYFS follow some areas of Development Matters through topics that link to National Curriculum subjects, taught in Year 1 and Year 2. 
 
Click below to see how areas of Physical development progress from EYFS into KS1: