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Physical Development

Physical Development (Prime)

Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.


Examples within the Foundation Stage setting include:

Use of large outdoor equipment

PE lessons

Record Breakers topic learning


Early Learning Goals

Moving & handling
Health & self-care
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