The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requires early years practitioners to review
children’s progress and share a summary with parents at two points:
• between the ages of 24 and 36 months via the progress check; and
• at the end of reception via the EYFS profile.
For the Physical Development progress the goals are as below and these are what the children who attend our EYFS provision in Portland will be working towards achieving by the end of the key stage.
Early learning goal – moving and handling
Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements.
They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space.
They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing
Early learning goal – health and self-care
Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet,
and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.
They manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to the toilet independently.
Key Stage 1 and 2
- master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
- participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending perform dances using simple movement patterns.
- use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
- play competitive games, modified where appropriate, such as badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
- develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance, for example through athletics and gymnastics
- perform dances using a range of movement patterns
- take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
- compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- use a range of strokes effectively such as front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations