As part of our topic 'Families' we are learning all about ourselves and our bodies. We have been talking about the different senses we have and what we use our senses for. We have been using our taste buds to differentiate between sweet and sour tastes. We have also been using our sense of smell to try to work out what we different things we can smell. The children were really good at being able to sniff out the hot chocolate!
We have been working on our letter formation since the very first day of Reception. We do this in lots of different ways, for example, through phonics, in sand trays and in fine motor skills groups. We practise handwriting every week with Mrs Morris and this week we have been writing our names in paint. It is important for us to have the concrete, sensory experiences whilst we are learning to write as it helps us to practise forming our letters correctly.
Fine Motor and Gross Motor Skills
In Reception we have been working on our physical development in lots of ways. We have been working on gross motor development in PE with the Sports Development coaches. We have been working on our fine motor skills in groups by practising threading, weaving, handwriting, pegging, tweezing, ribbon and pom pom play. We are working on these skills to help us become really good writers. You can help us at home by practising these skills, for example, with pipe cleaners and cheerios. We often practise threading with inexpensive things you can find at home. You could even get your child to help you to peg the washing out as that will help them to develop the fine motor skills needed to become good writers.
Roald Dahl Day
Here are some pictures from our recent Roald Dahl day.