English – Fine motor skills activities with Niki

Hello everyone!

Today we are going to look at some fine motor skills activities with Niki.

There are plenty of easy ways to strengthen your muscles, practise co-ordination and develop hand-eye coordination using simple, everyday materials and a bit of creative fun!

Play with dough! This can be play dough or baking dough. It can be used in SO many ways by adding other combinations of materials to it, and automatically strengthens your little hands as you roll, squeeze, twist and build with it.

Thread with beads onto pipe cleaners.

Thread, post and slot!

Poke straws into holes.

Make a pasta necklace.

Weave around cardboard.

Poke pipe cleaners through a colander.

Thread beads onto spaghetti.

Write in sand, flour, sugar or coco powder!

Build with bricks.

Paint!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Try one of these challenge cards:

If you want to practice your handwriting skills you visit www.twinkl.co.uk for printable resources!

You can even develop your letter formation and motor skills by joining in with the alphabet workout. Click on the picture below to open the video.



Have fun developing your motor skills!

From the English team: Sean, Niki, Mary, Julie and Karly 🙂

English – Squiggle while you wiggle with Julie

As well as squiggling with Julie, google search these great English apps and websites which are currently free or have free trials!

1. Sir Linkalot
2. Teach your monster how to read
3. Monster phonics

Join the English team and squiggle while you wiggle! 🙂

Where is Sean reading? Can you do some extreme reading?

Hello everyone! I hope you are all safe and well. Here are some pictures of the English team reading in exciting, funny and extreme places. If you would like to send us some pictures or videos of your extreme reading or any other learning activities then feel free to email them to friendsofladywood@ladywood.bolton.sch.uk.

Stay safe

Ladywood Update

Dear Parents and Carers,

School will be closing today for the majority of children following Government guidance.

Firstly, we would like to say how much we are going to miss teaching your amazing children over the next few weeks. You have raised them all to be polite, caring, hard-working and all round lovely little characters and for that you should all be incredibly proud of yourselves.

On this blog we will provide a list of practical ideas, learning activities, websites and free subscriptions for you to use with your children at home if you wish to do so. We urge you to enjoy this time with your families and think about the life skills which they can learn from you in your homes. We find that Pinterest.co.uk has many amazing ideas to suit various needs if you search for home learning activites.

We have also attached a sample timetable for your children and we hope this will help.

We wish this wasn’t happening  but the most important thing is to keep all of your families safe. We look forward to seeing all of your children back at Ladywood as soon as possible.

Kind Regards

Ladywood Staff


Thrilling Thursday

Today we have been doing some super Maths work, we learnt a new Maths song all about counting back from 20. We enjoyed our Ballpool slot today and did we did two laps of the track. This afternoon we put together timelines all about the Titanic. In PHSE we read the story “I’m Sorry” and used role play to re-enforce when and how to say sorry. Please ask your child how to sign the word “Sorry”.

3K Team

3K are having a brilliant week so far!

3K are having a brilliant week so far. We visited Bradley Fold Garden Centre on Tuesday to hunt for living things in relation to our Science topic. We found fish, birds, rabbits and we even spotted a snake!

In RE, we have been learning about how various cultures and religions worship in their homes. We particularly focused on Hinduism and enjoyed re-enacting a puja in class. We created a shrine, dressed up and even presented offerings of food.

Today the children have been busy writing postcards and learning the points on a compass.

We look forward to another exciting day tomorrow!