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Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind in the Early Years Curriculum

 

In the Early Years curriculum, there are two strands which make up part of the prime areas of learning: physical development and personal, social and emotional development.

 

Physical Development:

Moving and Handling

As part of the Early Learning goals in Reception the children learn to:

  • show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements;
  • move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space;
  • handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing

 

Health and self-care

As part of the Early Learning goals in Reception the children learn to:

  • know the importance for good health of physical exercise and a healthy diet;
  • talk about ways to keep healthy and safe;
  • manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to the toilet independently.

 

Personal, social and emotional development:

Self-confidence and self-awareness

As part of the Early Learning goals in Reception the children learn to:

  • be confident to try new activities, and say why they like some activities more than others;
  • be confident to speak in a familiar group, talk about their ideas, and choose the resources they need for their chosen activities;
  • say when they do and don't need help.

 

Managing feelings and behaviour

As part of the Early Learning goals in Reception the children learn to:

  • talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own and other's behaviour, and its consequences, and know that some behaviour is unacceptable;
  • work as part of a group or class, and understand and follow the rules;
  • adjust their behaviour to different situations, taking changes of routine in their stride.

 

Making relationships

As part of the Early Learning goals in Reception the children learn to:

  • play co-operatively, taking turns with others;
  • take account of one another's ideas about how to organise their activity;
  • show sensitivity to others' needs and feelings; form positive relationships with adults and other children.

 

Progression into KS1 and KS2

 

Our work in the Early Years flows into our KS1 and KS2 curriculum for the following subjects:

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