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Physical Development
The skills of co-ordination, control, manipulation and movement are addressed through physical development activities. Children also learn about the importance of keeping healthy through exercise, good health and hygiene.


Physical development Moving and handling: children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.


Health and self-care: children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe. They manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to the toilet independently.

PE lesson overview