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   CYPOP 4
Promote young children’s physical activity and movement skills


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yellow star  The following is based on the CYPOP 4 OCR unit content © OCR 2010 pdf

Outcome 1
expects you to ..  Understand the importance of physical activity and the development of movement skills for young children’s development, health and well being

1.1 Explain why physical activity is important to the short and long term health and well being of children
yellow star Helpful guidance: UK gov physical acttivity guidelines

1.2 Explain the development of movement skills in young children and how these skills affect other aspects of development

movement skills may include:
travelling movements; where the child moves from one point to another such as running, jumping, skipping
. object control, such as throwing, catching and dribbling, which involve objects being sent, received, travelled with ..
balance and co-ordination
yellow star Helpful guidance: child development from pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk

Outcome 2 expects you to ..   Be able to prepare and support a safe and challenging environment for young children that encourages physical activity and the development of movement skills

Prepare the environment and explain how it allows all children to develop, practice and extend their movement skills according to their age, needs and abilities

All Children may include:
girls and boys
disabled children
children with specific/additional needs
children of different ages including babies

yellow star Suggestions: consider the space or spaces in your setting that children can use to move around in, the type of equipment and size of these resources that are present.  
yellow star Helpful resource: Go outside! - USA's PENNSTATE better kid care

2.2 Demonstrate in own practice how young children are kept safe when undertaking challenging physical activities

yellow star Suggestions: consider how staff members are deployed/stationed around the setting. Does this help monitor children whilst they are play. What type of safety equipment is used to ensure children take part in challenging activity and risk of harm is minimised - safety equipment ideas

2.3 Explain the importance of natural outdoor environments for young children’s physical activity and movement skills

yellow star Suggestions: Playing and learning outdoors - preview on amazon.co.uk

Outcome 3 expects you to ..   Be able to plan and implement physical activities for young children

3.1 Plan opportunities for physical activity for young children
yellow star Suggestions: what activities do children take part in each day. How and what would you plan as a physical play opportunity/ies for the children in your setting or placement? What do children like doing, how does the setting setout its planning and will you need to ask for help planning physical play - obstacle course, sit and rides, ball games, cimbing frames, beanbag bucket catch, dance ..

Explain how the plan.meets the individual movement skills and needs of children
includes activities that promote competence in movement skills
encourages physical play
yellow star Suggestions: use your knowledge of your individual children, your knowldege of expected patterns of development and how the plan you've made meets each of those needs and skills - free activity planner adapt from creative to physical

Demonstrate in own practice how planned physical activities are implemented
yellow star Suggestions: look at your setting's planning and see how physical activites happen - see who organises them, why they organised & for whom, do they follow or are inspired by children's own interests? where are resources found,  what safety precautions are taken, where do activities take place, who takes part

Outcome 4 expects you to ..  Be able to build opportunities for physical activity into everyday routines for young children

Explain the importance of building physical activity into everyday routines

Demonstrate in own practice how young children are provided with opportunities for physical activity within everyday routines

Outcome 5 expects you to ..   Be able to evaluate the effectiveness of provision in supporting young children’s physical activity and movement skills

5.1 Assess effectiveness of planned provision

 in supporting physical activity
 in supporting confidence and progression in movement skills

Assessing effectiveness of planned provision
may include:
observing and assessing children’s participation and developmental progress
direct feedback from children on their participation in and enjoyment of activities

5.2 Identify and record areas for improvement

Reflect on own practice in supporting young children’s physical development and movement skills
feedback from parents, colleagues and others

This unit links to National Occupational Standards:

CCLD 303: Promote children’s development
CCLD 307: Promote the health and physical development of children

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