Watermill School, Turnhurst Road,

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 6JZ

School Tel: (01782) 883737   INSPIRE Tel: (01782) 883777

Executive Headteacher: Mr J May

Physical Development

Physical Development

Physical development enables your child’s access to their environment, to handle and manipulate small items, to explore large apparatus using gross motor activities. It also encompasses your child’s health and well-being, personal care and nutrition.

We access many different ways of physical development in the early years classes:

Sherborne: We do Sherborne once a week, it is a physical programme using music to enhance the session. The children learn to follow and copy actions, work alone and eventually with a partner covering basic skills such as: rocking, rolling, crawling, jumping, stomping, clapping and stretching.

PE is taught once a week in the main hall, we deliver lessons linked to the termly topics, covering fundamental skills using our bodies, small and large apparatus. We begin each lesson with a Fitzy warm up, using a large parachute and action rhymes. We end each session with a cool down session.

Hydrotherapy pool sessions: these also take place weekly, each child has their own assessment criteria for swimming, and staff support your child in the water to help build confidence.

Physiotherapists work alongside class staff creating physical programmes which are implemented daily.

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Physical Development

Physical development enables your child’s access to their environment, to handle and manipulate small items, to explore large apparatus using gross motor activities. It also encompasses your child’s health and well-being, personal care and nutrition.

We access many different ways of physical development in the early years classes:

Sherborne: We do Sherborne once a week, it is a physical programme using music to enhance the session. The children learn to follow and copy actions, work alone and eventually with a partner covering basic skills such as: rocking, rolling, crawling, jumping, stomping, clapping and stretching.

PE is taught once a week in the main hall, we deliver lessons linked to the termly topics, covering fundamental skills using our bodies, small and large apparatus. We begin each lesson with a Fitzy warm up, using a large parachute and action rhymes. We end each session with a cool down session.

Hydrotherapy pool sessions: these also take place weekly, each child has their own assessment criteria for swimming, and staff support your child in the water to help build confidence.

Physiotherapists work alongside class staff creating physical programmes which are implemented daily.