Here in the Good Shepherd EYFS, we believe physical activity to be vital in children’s all-round development, enabling them to pursue happy, healthy and active lives.
Gross and fine motor experiences start in our nursery with sensory explorations and the development of a child’s strength, co-ordination and positional awareness through play and movement. By creating games and providing opportunities for play both indoors and outdoors, our EYFS team support children to develop their core strength, stability, balance, spatial awareness, co-ordination and agility. Gross motor skills provide the foundation for developing healthy bodies and social and emotional well-being.
As children move into reception, fine motor control and precision helps with hand-eye co-ordination and prepares them well for early literacy. Repeated and varied opportunities to explore and play with small world activities, puzzles, arts and crafts and the practice of using small tools, including pencils, with feedback and support from adults, allow children to develop proficiency, control and confidence.
In reception, twice weekly PE sessions are included in the curriculum to develop children's ability to work in teams and to develop leadership and interpersonal skills and to promote a healthy, active lifestyle.
“The school’s commitment towards developing pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural qualities is second to none.” OFSTED March 2014
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The Good Shepherd Primary School
35 Gayford Road, London, W12 9BY