Developing fine motor skills

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I’ve been doing quite a lot of work with my class over the past 18 months on their fine motor skills. I know it’s probably obvious, but as a scientist now teaching everything, it hadn’t really crossed my mind that improving these would help my class with their writing. It was only when I went on a KS1/2 writing INSET session that it got pointed out to me, and a week later we started our morning workouts.

I have a 30 minute morning registration slot. We take the register, check the date and the timetable and then work on our ‘boxes’ for 15 minutes, four mornings a week. The fifth morning we use iPads and apps which make us use two hands.  I started off using ideas from ‘clever hands’ and modified them over the year in consultation with our OT.

Importantly, each activity is in it’s own box, like…

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