Children's Curriculum Tai Chi

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Body Mind Breath

Early years

Cognitive ‘thinking’ – Creativity, discovery, experimentation, developing imagination, thinking in different ways.  Problem solving skills, thinking critically & making choices.

Physical development  stamina through continuous bouts/more energetic activity.  Strength.

Mobility stimulating important brain connections. Motor skills moving with confidence & control:  coordinated movement control stability (core, shoulder, hand) agility hand-eye-foot coordination (the body’s ability to coordinate the visual system with the motor system) rhythm and timing – musicality balance and spatial awareness.

Health & wellbeing – Strong bones, muscles, heart and lungs. Feeling well and energised. Maintaining a healthy weight. Intermediate and long-term health benefits by establishing good physical activity habits early on.

Communication and language Early learning goals listening and attention. Listening attentively in a range of situations and responding with relevant comments, questions or actions. Understanding and following instructions. – Answering questions about their experiences.

Personal, social and emotional outcomes. Fair play knowing how to behave and what is acceptable. Cooperation taking turns, sharing and playing by rules. Language and communication – listening attentively, responding with comments, questions or actions, speaking in a familiar group.  Confidence in trying new activities, working in a group, asking for help if needed. Optimism enjoying achievements. Resilience coping with stressful situations. Sense of self belief ‘Can do’. Valuing oneself. Behavioural flexibility adapting emotionally to new situations without becoming stressed.

Physical development Early learning goals (by age five) Moving and handling – Good control and coordination in large and small movements.  Move confidently. Handling equipment and tools effectively.  Health and self care knowing the importance of exercise for good health.

Personal, social and emotional development Early learning goals Self-confidence and self-awareness  Having the confidence to try new activities. Having the confidence to speak in a familiar group.  Choosing resources needed for activity. Saying when they need help. Managing feelings and behaviour Talk about feelings, behaviour and consequences. – Working in groups and following rules. – Adjusting behaviour in different situations. Making relationships play cooperatively, taking turns.  Considering others’ ideas when organising activities.  Showing sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings.  Forming positive relationships with adults and children.

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