The children participate daily in enjoyable activities to enhance their physical development, including fine motor skills work, (e.g. threading, manipulating tools and materials, cutting, writing, colouring etc.), gross motor skills (e.g. running, hopping, climbing, skipping and using large equipment) and awareness of being healthy and safe. Daily outdoor play and weekly PE sessions are an important part of our work in Reception.
What parents can do to help at home:
-Help to develop fine motor control in activities such as drawing, colouring, cutting, threading, construction, use of tools with play dough, paint etc.
-Help to develop gross motor control in activities such as running, climbing, jumping, skipping, hopping, throwing and catching, simple games with a ball/bean bags, cones etc.
-Help to develop your child’s awareness of personal safety by encouraging looking around, being self-aware, tasking care in activities
-Encourage your child to become independent in dressing, undressing, using the toilet and basic hygiene
-Talk to your child about how to be healthy, encourage eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly