Fine motor skills

Fine motor skills are critical in early years, so opportunities to develop these skills are always a priority. This week we are writing our names in the sand with tools and practising the letters and sounds we are learning. 

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writing fine motor

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Matching and sorting

In Mathematics this week we are matching and sorting using lots of different objects. There are many different ways we can sort...size, colour, pattern, shape...but giving reasons for our choices is just as important. 

'Sorting for the colour is too easy so I've moved things into small, next…

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maths Speaking and Listening

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Finding frogs!

Whilst the Ducklings were den building on the field, they discovered lots of frogs. The children enjoyed talking about the frogs and their life cycle together.

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Life cycles Understanding the World

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Den building

As part of our learning about ourselves and our homes, the Ducklings have loved den building together outside. They worked as part of a team together to build their dens.

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outdoor learning

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Which material is best?

This week we have explored which material would be the best for a window in our homes.

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investigation Understanding the World

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What's in my house?

The Ducklings have been talking about their homes and what things are found in each room.

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Understanding the World

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Using our scissor skills

The Ducklings have been busy refining and using their scissor control skills.

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Physical development

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We love reading!

It has been lovely to see the new Ducklings enjoying sharing books and reading together!

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reading

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Drawing with shapes

This week we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes, their different names and some of their properties. The Ducklings enjoyed using the 2D shapes to draw around and create their own pictures. It was great for mark making and pencil control skills too!

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maths Shapes Creative learning

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Create a home

The Ducklings have had fun using different creative resources to make pictures of their homes.

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Creative learning

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Building homes

The Ducklings enjoyed using different construction toys to build models of their homes.

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construction

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Drawing our homes

This week as part of our 'All about Me' topic we have been talking about our homes and where we live.  We have learnt some new words such as detached and semi-detached. We have found that our homes may be similar and different to those of our friends.  We have enjoyed painting pictures of our…

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