Last week Pre – School have been focusing on our self – care skills and learning about how to keep our bodies healthy in different ways.
We encouraged the children to be independent when putting on their coats and shoes to go to the garden and the children made good attempts to do this and many of them did this successfully. The children tried hard to do their zips and persevered when they struggled to do so, although were able to appropriately ask for help when needed.
Pre-school have also been encouraged to be independent when washing their hands and we reminded the children about using soap. Most of the children could manage washing and drying their hands independently and welcomed the praise from us when doing so.
After our dance class the children talked about the importance of exercise and how it affects our body and the importance of taking a rest. They commented, “We need to drink water, keep us healthy”, & “Heart beating!”.
EYFS Links –
Physical Development – Health and Self Care –
22 – 36 Months – Beginning to be independent in self – care, but still often needs adult support.
Helps with clothing, e.g. puts on hat, unzips zipper on jacket, takes off unbuttoned shirt.
30 – 50 – Can usually manage washing and drying hands.
40 – 60 Months – Shows some understanding that good practices with regard to exercise eating, sleeping and hygiene can contribute to good health.