Change 4 Life
Lower School Contribution to Change 4 Life
During physical development in lower school we support the pupils to develop their fine and Gross motor skills. For Gross Motor we work on developing major body movements and larger muscles and plan activities for children to be able to practice and develop skills such as walk, run, balance, jump, reach such as walking, maintaining balance, coordination, jumping, and reaching. For fine motor we work on developing the children's smaller movements and muscles for functions such as writing, grasping small objects, and fastening clothing. Activities for fine motor include; hand massaging, posting small items, mark making and manipulating playdoh.
Middle School Contribution to Change 4 Life
In Middle School at Trinity School, we carry out various activities and learning opportunities for our pupils, to help them to find out and understand, the importance of movement and healthy eating and how they can incorporate these into their daily lives.
In Physical Development we focus on Fine Motor Skills, which involve the small muscles of the body that enable such functions such as writing, grasping small objects and fastening clothing. These skills are important in most school activities as well as in life in general.
Secondly we focus on Gross Motor Skills Motor skills which are important for major body movement such as walking, maintaining balance, coordination, jumping, and reaching. Gross motor abilities also share connections with other physical functions.
Due to our curriculum at Trinity School being Cross-Curricular our pupil’s learn about other aspects of living a healthy lifestyle. For example in Science the pupil’s find out about healthy eating as well as having the opportunity to learn how to cook healthy food in Food Technology.
Sen Teacher & Physical Development Subject Coordinator 2016