Class 1 and 2 'Getting Ready To Write'

23rd September 2021

Class 1 and 2 having been enjoying getting ready to write with two exciting activities – ‘Dough Disco’ and ‘Squiggle Whilst You Wriggle’. In ‘Dough Disco’ the children squeeze, pat, roll and dance their fingers on a small ball of playdough to lively music. This helps them to build the strength of their hand muscles and fingers ready to hold a pencil. In ‘Squiggle Whilst You Wriggle’, the children hold two squares of fabric (known as flipper flappers!) and move their flipper flappers in time to the music. This helps them to develop their gross motor skills, coordination and also learn some of the vocabulary needed for making letter shapes.