E1:     Between 7-12 years children’s fine motor skills first develop so they are able to join up their handwriting, cut out shapes accurately, tie and untie their shoes and produce detailed drawings. They then progress so that their skills become more refined and intricate work can be carried out such as, model making, knitting and typing. Children now require less concentration so they are now able to talk and use their hands. Their gross motor skills first develop so that they are able to hop, skip and jump confidently, they can balance on a beam, chase and dodge others and finally use bicycles or roller skates. They then progress further as their coordination and perceptual skills increase, allowing them to be able to concentrate on strategies during games such as football or tennis.
Between 7-12 years children’s communication and language skills develop as well. They start off with speech being clearer and using their language to get their points across to others, children’s level of language is key at this stage in order to acquire the skills of reading and writing. They then progress further so that their vocabulary increases and they use language to help problem solve and reason, they also develop confidence in their reading and writing skills. Finally their speech becomes fluent and mature so they can use it to argue and negotiate, they should be able to read and write fairly accurately but these skills vary.
E2:     Between 3-7 years children develop their fine motor skills so that they are first able to hold a crayon and draw a face, they then progress through the stages of being able to draw a person with head, trunk and legs, being able to colour pictures and finally producing detailed drawings. They can also turn pages in a book one by one, wash and dry their hands with help, button and unbutton their own clothes, form letters and write their own name, complete a 20-piece jigsaw puzzle, join their handwriting and tie and untie shoelaces. They...