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Lakeside Primary School

Hatherley Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6HR

Welcome to our Year Groups section of the school website  »  Reception  »  How to Support at Home  »  Physical Development

This Area of Learning relates to the development of children’s body control and coordination of large movements, fine manipulative skills, spatial awareness and balance. It also focuses on children’s knowledge and understanding of a healthy lifestyle upon which physical well-being depends.
  • Support children’s physical development by providing suitable opportunities for physical play, skills development and practise at home be aware of the importance of physical skills to children’s self-esteem, health and well-being, and for developing positive, healthy attitudes share physical activities with their children 
  • celebrate their successes
  • provide opportunities for children to join out-of-school clubs and holiday schemes that extend their interest in physical activities and sports participate in home tasks that promote physical skills be aware of the importance of healthy eating.