Perceptual motor programme (PMP)
The Perceptual Motor Programme (PMP) at Mānuka Primary School
PMP is a language based, developmental programme catering towards the needs of year 0/1 children.
This programme develops areas of motor skills like:
Perceptions like body image and control
Space awareness and laterality
Some of the skills being developed are:
The purpose of the PMP programme is to develop motor skills through movement. These skills are related to the child’s own needs, in the areas of eye/hand, eye/foot coordination, locomotion and balance and fitness (including stamina, flexibility, and strength).
The Perceptual Motor Programme aims to develop children’s perceptions and understandings of self through gross motor experiences. It helps children to refine gross motor skills to prepare the brain and body for formal classroom learning. This is a fundamental part of our foundation programme.