We will be supporting the children to develop independence in self-care this term e.g. Putting on and taking off their own coat, setting up their own painting equipment, toileting etc.
We will also be encouraging the children to develop their fine motor skills using mark making tools to paint and draw simple shapes/letters/numbers and encouraging some independent writing, particularly of their own name.
Strengthening the fingers for writing is a key focus, and we will be taking part in "Dough Disco" and other funky finger activites.
Gross motor development will come through the use of outdoor play equipment, and opportunities to participate in ‘Forest School’ sessions.
We will enjoy taking part in topic themed "Brain Breaks" and large gross motor movement action songs through the day to keep our bodies moving and active.