Physical Development

A range of equipment and opportunities, both indoors and outdoors, allows children to develop confidence and enjoyment in the use and development of their own bodily skills e.g. rocking horses, balancing beams, wood chip pit, mud pit, country walks, gardening, sawing wood, screwing and hammering in nails. With adult supervision children are able to safely create and meet physical challenges, developing necessary skill and control in moving, climbing and balancing. Music and movement, folk dancing, hopping and jumping games also help them develop these skills. Children are supported in the development of the fine motor skills required to use tools such as pens and pencils and the handling of small objects with necessary control and precision, with the use of finger rhymes, sewing, weaving, bread kneading, sanding wood, wax modelling, finger knitting, painting and drawing, cutting paper with scissors and vegetables with a knife etc.