In Robins class the children develop their Physical Education through gymnastics, games, athletics and dance.
In the Early years and Key Stage One we place great importance on the fundamentals of movement- the ABCs- Agility, Balance and Coordination. Children develop these through all areas of PE.
The children explore travelling and balancing both on the floor and on the small and large apparatus.
In dance the children learn about rhythm and expression. The children begin to learn how to link actions together to create a performance.
The children practise the fundamentals of throwing, catching, hitting which leads to small partner and group games.
In athletics the children develop their running, jumping and throwing skills.
Children in the Early Years work on the Early Learning Goals.
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, co-ordination and positional awareness through tummy time, crawling and play movement with both objects and adults.
Children 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.
Physical Development Early Learning Goals:
Children at the expected level of development will:
- Negotiate space and obstacles safely, with consideration for themselves and others;
- Demonstrate strength, balance and coordination when playing;
- Move energetically, such as running, jumping, dancing, hopping, skipping and climbing.