Physical Development

bouncingExercise in the garden is part of every day, and staff encourage co-ordination, balance and body awareness through the use of the trampoline, climbing frame and obstacle courses. We have regular dance, movement and 'keep fit' activities in the rooms. Physical awareness and social skills are also encouraged in many other ways, such as in teaching the children how to use the bathroom, wash their hands, use a knife and fork correctly, and display good table manners. An ex Olympian gymnast, Dave Simpson, presents a weekly "Gymtots" session at Monkton and we celebrate the joy of physical activity with a whole-school Sports Day each summer.