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Gross Motor Skills

Gross motor (physical) skills are those which require whole body movement and which involve the large (core stabilising) muscles of the body to perform everyday functions, such as standing and walking, running and jumping, and sitting upright at the table. As children grow older, their muscles become larger and stronger, allowing them to perform more complex physical movements such as climbing, riding a bike, swimming and playing catch with their friends. There are lots of different components that make up gross motor skills, including:

Muscle strength
Weight shifting

Children attend intervention sessions which involve a variety of activities to support gross motor skills including:

Ball games such as catching and throwing accurately, basketball, football, tennis, gymnastics. Looking at balance and developing core strength through activities such as Traffic Lights, Simon Says, Musical Statues, Musical Bumps, trampolining.