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Physical Development

Children at the expected level of development will:


Gross Motor Skills

Negotiate space and obstacles safely, with consideration for themselves and others;

Demonstrate strength, balance and coordination when playing;

Move energetically, such as running, jumping, dancing, hopping, skipping and climbing.


Fine Motor Skills

Hold a pencil effectively in preparation for fluent writing – using the tripod grip in almost all cases;

Use a range of small tools, including scissors, paint brushes and cutlery;

Begin to show accuracy and care when drawing.