Physical Development

As children move from nursery into reception, their control and coordination will continue to develop. Children will continue to develop their gross motor skills (large movements) and refine their hand eye coordination.

Children will develop core strength, balance, coordination and spatial awareness both through taught skills based sessions and by a carefully planned environment, providing opportunities for children to practise their skills.

Children have continuous access to the outdoor environment where learning is carefully planned to ensure children are given a range of opportunities to support their gross motor skills development.

Fine motor skills development involves children using smaller movements with dexterity and precision.

Children will be given opportunities to strengthen the muscles in their hands and will be taught to use objects such as pencils, scissors and cutlery with accuracy and control.