Tag Archives: Fine Motor Skills

Starting the Day

This morning, we started the day by adding watercolour paint on to our wax resist, night time sky.  Our pictures will accompany writing we’ll do based on the story, “The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark.” Everybody thoroughly enjoyed seeing the magical stars appear through the paint.  Somebody even said, “I wish we could start everyday like this!”  We look forward to experimenting with more colours as we finish our owl painting.

Robot Rumpus!

P1/2 have started to prepare for World Book Day.  We have read and enjoyed “Robot Rumpus!” by S.Taylor and R.Collins.  Today, the children were asked to think about what jobs they would like a robot to help them with.  They named their robots and started to create them using different craft materials.  The next step will be to write about what their robot does for them, to accompany their pictures.  Here are a few photos of our work in progress!

 

 

Advent

P1/2 were excited to prepare for advent by helping to create our Kindness Wreath.  Each day, we read out a different act of kindness that it is hoped they will try to carry out at school.  Please see your child’s diary for suggested acts of kindness that they could do at home during the weekends too!  As well as our class wreath, each child received a note home asking them to contribute to our Food Bank on a given day.  We are very grateful to you for supporting us with this.

Stick Man

This week, we have listened to the very popular Stick Man story by Julia Donaldson.  We have sequenced parts of the story and have used it to help us revise some of our sounds.  P2 have enjoyed making small books with pictures and writing.  We have also been using parts of the story to help us with our number work.  Today, we looked at the family tree picture in detail and started to draw our own black pen pictures.  Sadly, it was too wet for us to look for our own stick men in the garden!  Maybe tomorrow!

 

Soft Start Activity

Each morning, P1/2 start with a gentle activity to settle us in.  Sometimes we focus on general motor skills, sometimes it’s a task to develop writing skills and sometimes activities that promote listening and attention.  Today, we worked on fine motor skills to decorate our names by dabbing paint with cotton buds.  We talked about our “Doing Hand”, “Helping Hand” and gave our “Sleeping Fingers” a soft pillow to hold on to!  This aims to encourage a good pencil grip.

Cutting Skills – Fine Motor Skills

This week, everybody has worked on their cutting skills.  Our hard work has been made into beautiful pictures that will be displayed outside our class.  Scissor cutting takes a surprising amount of skill, patience and perseverance!