St Philip's Church of England

Controlled Primary School

Physical Development

Physical development:


PD involves providing opportunities for the children to develop and improve their moving and handling of space and tools with good control and coordination, including using pencils for writing. Each time your child brings fruit or vegetables to school, they can celebrate this by placing their picture on our ‘what did you eat for lunch today?’ display. They are so excited to share with me their healthy eating habits. Children also partake in PE as well as looking after their own personal needs such as dressing and using the toilet independently.


These prime areas are crucial for the children's development and future education. The prime areas will then support them in developing skills in the Four Specific Areas.