We have been busy this term in PPG! The children have been engaging in lots of hands on learning across the curriculum areas and having lots of fun along the way. Here is a snapshot into our day.
Fine Motor Activities
We start our day with Fine Motor activities to help the children refine their fine motor skills. Practicing picking up, manipulating and strengthening the small muscles of the hand enables children to develop the control needed to form letters in handwriting.
In our morning Literacy Block the children engage in Reading, Writing, Spelling and Handwriting activities and are developing independence as early readers and writers!
The children love being outside in the fresh air and sunshine, outdoor play promotes the children’s well being, physical and social development. It allows children to explore the outdoor environment while developing muscle strength, co ordination, flexibility and fine and gross motor skills.
In Maths we have been learning about the process of Addition. The children have been engaging in hands on activities to build their understanding of the process, learning about addition symbols, writing algorithms and playing games to develop mental maths strategies.
In Religious Education we have have explored the different feelings we experience, ways that we show our feelings and thanking God for the gift of our feelings.
Integrated Unit of Learning
In our Guided Inquiry Unit we have been investigating the properties and uses of everyday objects and a variety of materials. We have been experimenting with building techniques and making things move and change shape.
Child Initiated Play
In our busy day we always make time for child initiated play. It is important for children to be able to make their own choices and gain independence as they choose resources and use their imagination. Working together and learning to co operate is important for the development of children’s social skills and the end result is often amazing!