F2 Physical Development
We have been developing our fine motor skills, which will help us get ready for writing by pretending to be construction workers. We have used real tools to unscrew plugs! In our classroom, we have a great construction and small world area and have been working together to create fantastic models. The children have also started practicing simple yoga poses to help with our balance and to strengthen our bodies.
Our F1 Work
Cooking – Potato Salad
During the Summer term the children practised their cutting skills by making potato salad. They practised using the ‘bridge’ technique to safely cut the potatoes and herbs. The herb used in their potato salad was grown by the children in their nursery garden.
Throwing and Catching
This term, we have been focussing on developing our ball skills. The children have been practising the skills of rolling, throwing, catching and kicking. They have worked individually, in pairs and as a group, playing circle games.
To end out topic about winter, we decided to make our own strawberry ice-cream. In groups, we followed a recipe and its method to help us make the ice-cream mixture. We then churned it in an ice-cream maker and popped it in the freezer. The next day, we really enjoyed eating it!
Rockets and Fireworks
Here we are, developing our gross motor and balancing skills by pretending to be rockets and fireworks.
Developing and strengthening children’s fine motor skills plays an important part in a child’s early years. Strong fine motor skills enable children to develop their pencil grip, which will help them to develop their writing skills. One way of strengthening a child’s fine motor skills is ‘Dough Disco’. In the Nursery we carry out ‘Dough Disco’ on a daily basis.
The information booklet below gives information about how you can practise ‘Dough Disco’ with your child at home.