Physical Development

The seven areas of learning – Physical development;

Physical development is one of the three prime areas within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

This area of learning encourages children to be interactive and active in their learning and develop control, coordination and movement. They are supported in understanding the importance of physical activity and how to make informed healthy choices at meal times.

The key areas are: Fine and Gross motor skills, Understanding healthy living and Managing self care.

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Early Learning Goal

  • Moves and Handling – Children to show good control and coordination 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 manage 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.
  • Physical Development (EYFS) | 22 Street Lane Nursery
    "The children of 22 Street Lane Nursery are encouraged to be interactive and active in their learning and develop control, coordination and movement." ~ 22 Street Lane Nursery