St Francis Xavier

Catholic Primary School

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Physical Development

Physical development and the EYFS

Physical development is one of the three prime areas within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Each prime area is divided into Early Learning Goals, for physical development these are:

  • Moving and handling - skills enabling children to show good control and coordination in large and small movements. Children are able to handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.
  • Health and self care - children knowing the importance of good health which includes physical exercise and a healthy diet. Children are able to manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to the toilet independently

In FS2, we are always developing our fine motor skills through cutting, painting, writing, drawing and making marks! We often use grippers, thread items and we have even wrapped presents too! Children are able to access the outdoor area throughout the day and we often make our own obstacle courses, write with the chalks and make our own games! We build out of the blocks and work as a team!