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Physical development

Our PE day this half term will be Friday During this lesson the children will focus on particular skills and aspects of PE. However the children have access to physical development opportunities every day both inside and outside of the classroom. Physical development in the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) is a prime area of development.  Part of this includes developing children’s knowledge and skills in taking responsibility for their own health and self –care. The EYFS states that ‘children manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully including dressing and going to the toilet independently’. Under normal circumstances the children would bring their PE kit to school so that they can practice getting changed independently, however due to the current circumstances the children will be coming to school dressed in their PE kit. In order to help the children achieve the Early Learning Goal in health and self-care please ensure that the children are dressing themselves as much as possible at home.


Our PE sessions will be on Friday. We will continue to focus on the key skills of agility, balance, space and co-ordination through individual and whole class activities and games. This half term, we will also learn some yoga using a special scheme made for children - River Bear Yoga. Plus, we will focus on the importance of team work and negotiating space through parachute games. Each session will include a warm up activity where we will discuss how our bodies change and the importance of physical exercise.