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Physical Development

Sensory Circuit

Pick three activities from each section. Start with alerting first, then organising and the finish the session with calming activities. Try for one minute of each activity. The link below has some visuals to support organising and structuring these sessions at home.

Alerting activities: Running, Jogging on the spot, Star jumps, Step ups, Skipping, Hopping.

Organising activities: Sorting items (Clothes, Cutlery, etc), Throwing items to a set target, Dribbling a ball, Catching.

Calming activities: Stress ball, Massage, Relaxing and lying down with music on, Blowing bubbles, Deep Breathing.

JFK Sensory Circuit at Home Guide with Visuals.

 

Fine and Gross Motor Skill Development

JFK staff have created a series of short videos, demonstrating ideas of activities which can be completed at home to support the development of fine and gross motor skills. These videos were designed with the intention of using common household items. However, all the activities can be adpated to use items in your home with a little imagination.

JFK Video 1: Fine and Gross Motor Skills at Home.

JFK Video 2: Bottles, Jars and Lids for Fine and Gross Motor Development.

JFK Video 3: Gross Motor Skill, Balled up Socks Target Practice.

JFK Video 4: Physical Sorting Activity.

 

Keeping Healthy

It is really important that we all stay as active as possible. If you have safe access to a local park or garden, please do keep using it as regularly as possible, whilst following current Public Health England guidance.
See below for further ideas for staying healthy at home:

Andy's World of Workouts

Go Noodle

 

 

Joe Wicks is providing daily PE lessons, live streamed through his Youtube account for the duration of school closures.

 

 

Change4Life and Disney have teamed up to provide 'Shake Up' games. These games and activities are designed to each provide 10-minutes of fun physical activity.  

 

 

Sleep and rest are equally important in developing and maintaining physical and mental health and wellbeing alongside the emotional wellbeing and regulation benefits this also supports. Scope Family Services are offering a 'Sleep Right Service' to support those who find it difficult to maintain sleep or maintain a regular sleeping pattern. The website link provides information on how to make contact and apply for this service, alongside useful reading materials with tips for supporting a healthy sleep routine.