Literacy and Communication Autumn 2 2019
Lime class have been busy this term building on the fine motor and mark making skills that we started to work on last term. We enjoyed firework activities during bonfire night week, making marks in glitter and spinning tops in paint to make fireworks. We have also enjoyed using natural Autumn materials such as conkers, twigs and pine cones during mark making and fine motor activities. Finally, we explored Christmas by posting pom poms into a Christmas bauble and using lego blocks in paint to decorate a Christmas tree.
Literacy and Communication Autumn 1 2019
Lime class have been working hard on developing their literacy and communication skills this term. All of the children have individualised communication targets that are integrated into all learning activities throughout the day. This may include choosing their own photograph during our hello routine, forming a PECS sentence to ask for something at snack or using their voice to ask for more during a play activity.
We also enjoy a weekly fine motor activity that is designed to encourage different movements and actions using our hands and fingers. We have enjoyed using playdough to make Mr Potato head people and to stick wheat stalks into. We have made shaker musical instruments using small pieces of corn and we have explore picking up and transferring corn and lentils and rice. We also made a pumpkin picture during Halloween week using dried pumpkin seeds. We also do a weekly mark making activity that is designed to encourage independent mark making. We have used wheat stalks to paint, edible paint using fruits, a carrot dipped in paint and we made a ;pumpkin squeezy bag using paint and a ziplock bag.