High School Kung Fu – ELGs

Sky and Anna are playing in the school yard. They are playing a game of high schools and it's kung fu time.

Good for looking at

  • Physical play
  • Physical development
  • Pretend play
  • Co-operative play
  • Socialising
  • Communicating
  • Imagination

In this clip we see Anna and Skye outside demonstrating a range of physical skills using the opportunities provided.


  • the potential of the outside environment
  • how achieving ‘Expected’ for Gross Motor Skills is about more than simply running, jumping, hopping etc.


Refer back to the ELGs for Physical Development

  • Anna and Skye are both achieving ‘Expected’ for Gross Motor Skills. How do we know this?  Do you need to observe anything else?
  • Equipment is not being used in conventional ways in this clip. Notice how the children are using their bodies
  • Which other Early Learning Goals are being demonstrated here?