Physical Development is split into two areas, Gross and Fine Motor Skills.
- Grab some play dough and get down to the dough disco to build fine motor skills needed for writing skills and using tools.
- Practise writing your name.
- It’s important to be active every day, get moving and exercise using your whole body to develop gross motor skills.
- Move to the music and add actions to the songs as you listen to BBC school radio.
- Getting dressed independently
Activities: to develop upper body strength, gross motor movements, hand-eye co-ordination, fine motor control , pencil grip and handwriting
Use meal time , snack times and baking as an opportunity to use physical skills
- • Offer opportunities for children to prepare simple
- snacks....snack table as part of daily routine, or plan for specific food preparation.....spreading on crackers/bread with different food textures (jam, spreading cheese, peanut butter, etc.); cutting soft fruits (bananas, strawberries, etc.
- • Make a simple sandwich using a knife to spread butter/topping and to cut into squares or triangle shapes
- • Make toast (with an adult) using a knife to spread butter and topping of choice.
- • Make simple buns / cookies/biscuits/tarts using wooden spoon to stir a mix, scoop mixture a whisk/ fork, a rolling pin for biscuits or pastry.
- • Help to prepare pizza using a readymade base - spread tomato paste /sauce with a knife and add toppings of own choice – sprinkle grated cheese. Cook and cut with a pizza cutter or knife.
- • Use chopsticks to eat noodles or spaghetti --- have a go with other foods.
- • Activities using different tools such as a masher, a hand whisk, a garlic press, sieve, grater, etc.
N.B safety using tools, equipment including knives