World Book Day: Penguins Part 5. While Cian had fun with his penguin sensory play, Ioan and Finn tok it in turns to make an obstacle course out of our many reflux wedges! They did some gymnastics and worked on their gross motor skills.


  • Penguin outfits
  • Reflux wedges
  • Purple bed runner
  • Cut out fish
  • Bath puffs
  • Blue and white bracelets
  • Balloon


Once they were happy with the layout of their obstacle courses, they slid along on their tummies like penguins.

After our non-fiction reading, the boys knew that it was the Daddy penguins that look after the eggs. They tried to complete the course with an ‘egg’ (balloon) between their legs.

The Daddy penguins then sat on their eggs to keep them warm, while they waited for the Mummy penguin to return from their migration with some food.

Finally the penguins practiced their forward rolls, sausage rolls and backwards rolls.

DfES Early Learning Goals (2017)

Physical development

ELG 04 – Moving and handling:

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space.

ELG 05 – Health and self-care:

Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.