Nurture, Learn, Grow

Moving to Music and more

At St Osmund's Preschool the children take part in many forms of physical development especially moving to music. We invite Julie Lyndsey  (Just JuJu) in once a week who runs educational sessions specialising in story telling, singing and drama activities as well as introducing letters and sounds in a fun filled manner. This is at no extra cost to parents or carers. 

Every child will have the opportunity to take part throughout the year for these fun sessions.  We encourage children to explore the outdoors as often as possible. 

IMPORTANCE OF PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

Physical activity is vital in children’s all-round development, enabling them to pursue happy, healthy and active lives. Gross and fine motor experiences develop incrementally throughout early childhood, starting with sensory explorations and the development of a child’s strength, co-ordination and positional awareness through tummy time, crawling and play movement with both objects and adults. By creating games and providing opportunities for play both indoors and outdoors, adults can support children to develop their core strength, stability, balance, spatial awareness, co-ordination and agility. Gross motor skills provide the foundation for developing healthy bodies and social and emotional well-being. Fine motor control and precision helps with hand-eye co-ordination, which is later linked to early literacy. Repeated and varied opportunities to explore and play with small world activities, puzzles, arts and crafts and the practice of using small tools, with feedback and support from adults, allow children to develop proficiency, control and confidence.

(EYFS) 

UK's chief medical officer's physical activity guide 

Contact us

Carmelite Way off Exeter St, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2SG

01722329238

stosmundspreschool@btconnect.com