Making African Neckalces and Cuffs

The Ducklings have enjoyed creating their own traditional African necklaces and cuffs from junk materials. They loved making the bright and colourful patterns to decorate them.

    

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fine motor Creative learning

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African Straw Huts

The Ducklings have been creating their own African straw huts, just like the ones that Handa and Akeyo live in, in the Handa's Surprise story. They had to choose which materials they would use and select the tools that they would need and use them with control and care.

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fine motor DT Creative learning

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Weaving

Little Chicks are trying their hand at weaving this week. They are using card with slots cut into it and wool which they have weaved in and out of the slots.

  

The children chose wool of various colours and thicknesses. With support to change direction the children manipulated the wool in…

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fine motor Physical development Creative learning

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Chinese writing

The Ducklings have been trying out some Chinese writing as part of our Chinese new year celebrations.

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fine motor Creative learning Chinese new year

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Making snowflakes

The children have been exercising their funky fingers and using their fine motor skills to create snowflakes. They constructed them using cocktail sticks and mini marshmallows.

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fine motor

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Making penguins

The Ducklings have enjoyed selecting their own different materials and tools to help them to create penguins for our polar display. 

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fine motor DT Creative learning

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Cutting skills

The Ducklings have been practising their scissor skills to create Christmas tree decorations.

 

       

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fine motor

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Funky finger Christmas trees

Busy using their pincer grips to decorate their Christmas trees with beads.

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fine motor Funky Fingers

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What we did in the holidays

Little Chicks have talked about their holidays, they were asked to talk in the group to their peers.

Then they drew a picture and wrote their name.

 

 

We have created a gallery of the children's work.

https://carletongreen.schudio.com/admin/galleries/view/52286

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fine motor letters language

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Number 3

Little Chicks have been learning the number three this week. They have traced over number three on the screen and attempted to draw three apples.

The rhyme we sing as we trace.

Round the tree,

Round the tree,

Now I've made the number three

 

The children have used chalk boards to…

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writing fine motor activemaths

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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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Family

Little Chicks this term are learning all about themselves and their family.

Little Chicks have painted a self portrait and drawn a picture of their house and who lives with them.

 

 

This week they are drawing a picture of who is in their family.

We would like families to bring…

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fine motor portraits social

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