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EYFS principle 4.4 card: Areas of learning and development – Physical development

The colour version of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) card giving first-level information on the areas of learning and development. Basic information is provided on physical development area of learning and development, its aspects, what it means to children and how settings can effectively implement this area of learning and development. This card is also available in black and white.

The National Strategies Last update: 2011

EYFS principle 4.4 card: Areas of learning and development – Physical development (black and white version)

The black and white version of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) card giving first-level information on the areas of learning and development. Basic information is provided on physical development area of learning and development, its aspects, what it means to children and how settings can effectively implement this area of learning and development.

The National Strategies Last update: 2011

Early Years Foundation Stage: Aspect of physical development

Resource focusing on the development of one aspect of physical development namely, gross motor skills from 0–6 years. Six children of different age range attend a variety of early years settings and are supported in their learning by a range of practitioners. Physical development is important because movement is the main way in which young children explore and learn.

The National Strategies Last update: 2011

Video: Sitting by the sea

Early Years practitioners can see how they might engage children using physical activity and parachute play. This is one of two videos that support the principles and practice of Physical Development within Learning and development. It is part of the ...

Physical development

These lists will help you understand what physical development in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) involves and what it means for children. This can help you support children to make good food choices and to lay the foundations for a healthy ...

Effective practice in relation to health and well-being

Providing opportunities and environments for children to enjoy physical activity in your setting is crucial to their brain and muscle development. The information presented here helps you to do to this and explains the importance of monitoring ...

How keeping safe relates to learning and development

This breakdown of the elements of learning and development shows you how keeping children safe in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is important in supporting and encouraging children's literacy and numeracy, their understanding of the world, and ...

Video: Playing outdoors

Early Years practitioners can see how they might involve themselves in outdoor imaginative play. This is one of two videos that support the principles and practice of Physical development within Learning and development. It is part of the Early Years ...

Video: Exploring cornflour and paint

Early Years practitioners can watch a child respond to the physical properties of cornflour and paint, with the support of a nursery worker. This is one of two videos that illustrate the principles and practice of Play and Exploration. It is part of ...

4.4 Areas of learning and development

This list explains how learning and development in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is divided into six areas: personal development, communication skills, numeracy, understanding the world, physical development and creative development. ...