Interactive Curriculum Morning, August 2019
On Saturday, 17 August we had another Interactive Curriculum Morning. The focus was Sensory and Fine Motor development in the early years. Both of these skills develop from birth and are essential for healthy brain development. Parents attended a PowerPoint presentation explaining the importance of these skills and were given some tips and ideas about activities that can be done at home with their children.
Then the messy fun began and the parents were invited to do the activities alongside their children. There were 2 stations. One for Sensory skills and the other was for Fine Motor skills.
At the Sensory station, the children could experiment with substances that appealed to all their five senses. They had a lot of fun playing with shaving cream, jelly, dry pasta, oats, coloured spaghetti and in the sand pit.
At the Fine Motor station, the children could use elastic bands to make patterns on peg boards. They did beading, making patterned necklaces for their parents to admire. The children also really enjoyed making monsters and other creatures from play dough, plastic eyes, pipe cleaners and sticks.
The morning is always a wonderful experience of learning through play.
Reception Year Teacher