Physical Development

The Early Years Physical Education (PE) curriculum is taken from the IPC and is part of a whole physical development program. Through the PE lessons in the gym and outdoors, students begin to develop spatial awareness; learn how to move confidently in a variety of ways, showing control and coordination; develop balancing and climbing skills; develop gross motor manipulative skills; improve fine motor strength and coordination; and understand the importance of health. Towards the end of the year students also take part in water confidence lessons, in preparation to learning how to swim when they are older. All PE lessons are run by a teacher and supported by a teaching assistant.  Outside PE lessons, students develop their physical skills during frequent play times that take place outdoors.