Our intent is for our children to become active and interactive, to develop their coordination, control and movement and to understand the need to make healthy lifestyle choices.
We provide children with access to a range of active learning opportunities, that help to develop both their gross and fine motor skills. Pupils follow the whole school Real PE curriculum for EYFS. They participate in weekly discrete PE lessons. They also follow the Write Dance programme, helping to develop children’s gross motor skills through a range of media. Pupils have access to daily Finger Gym activities to help strengthen their fingers. Staff also provide opportunities for children to practise their gross motor skills using large play equipment.
We monitor the progress of our children through regular, ongoing observations and assessments. We use our online Learning journey, Tapestry, to record this. We use the Statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage and Development Matters to plan our progressive curriculum, across our EYFS, in order ensure that our children are making good progress. We also moderate both within school and externally as a LAT to ensure that our judgements are timely, quality assured and accurate. Children are also taught to explain their learning through use of graphic organisers.