This includes development of both gross motor skills (running, jumping, climbing etc.) and fine motor skills (for example, holding and using scissors, pencils and paintbrushes correctly and efficiently).
Physical Education (P.E.)
Our main P.E. sessions will be on Mondays or Tuesdays, (this varies from term to term – and can vary from week to week, depending on other activities in school). In the summer term our P.E. sessions are outdoors, weather depending.
The children are encouraged to dress and undress by themselves as much as possible, so it is a very good idea to practice putting on and taking off P.E. kit, coats and school uniform. Obviously help is given with difficult buttons and buckles, although Velcro fastening shoes are extremely practical and promote your child’s independence.
All P.E. kit, as with all uniform, must be clearly labelled with your child’s name. This can prevent a child becoming upset if things go missing and saves a great deal of our time. P.E. kit will be sent home every half-term to be washed.
If your child wears earrings or a cross and chain, please make sure these are removed for P.E. days.
In Term 5 (after Easter) the children will go to the swimming pool at the Leisure Centre to develop their water confidence. This is in preparation for swimming lessons in Year 1.