Physical Development in Reception

In Reception, we have been busy doing lots of activities to develop our gross and fine motor skills. 

During our P.E. time, the children have been enjoying going on a jungle adventure.  Last week, we completed a fitness test to ensure that we were fit to go to the jungle and practiced skills like hopping across stepping stones, jumping over logs and balancing along tightropes.  This week, we set off on our imaginary adventure commando crawling through the tall grass and balancing on one leg to reach things high in the trees. All of these exciting activities help to develop our coordination and core strength.

In the classroom, we have also been developing our fine motor skills.  We have been manipulating dough to develop finger strength, threading beads drawing patterns with pens and using a pincer grip to make peg board patterns.

Take a look at our activities below.

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