MATHEMATICS MASTER CLASS ! WE DISCOVERED THE CRIME SCENE !!!! Now we need to apply lots of mathematical skills to solve the crime.
For our final session of Finger gym, we used our fingertips to do some finger-painting! Some of us painted a picture, such as a beach scene or an object, such as a roaring Dinosaur, and some of us experimented with different prints and colours....but all of the pictures looked lovely!. We have left them on the drying rack to dry overnight, but they will be ready to take home tomorrow.
As we do each week, we them moved on to our 'Disco Dough' activities and finished the session by practising our letter formation and pencil control by doing some handwriting to some calming music.
I have really enjoyed taking the children for the Masterclass session over the past few weeks...they have all produced some great work and behaved very well!
Well done Year 1!
For this weeks Finger gym Masterclass, we had to sort different coloured beads. Using our Fine motor skills, we pinched the tweezers together to pick up the beads and then drop them into bowls according to their colour. We had fun trying to pick up more beads than each other, and we became quite speedy at dropping them into the correct bowls. We ended up with quite a pretty pattern of colours too!
We then moved on to our 'Disco dough' video and finished the session as we normally do, with some calming handwriting practise to some relaxing piano music.
Just a quick message about the last Finger gym Masterclass session....
Hopefully those Parents/Carers of the Year 1 children who attend, have received the note I sent out on Monday, but just to remind you, that I have had to reschedule the last session to MONDAY 1ST APRIL at the usual time of 3:30 - 4:30 (instead of Wednesday 3rd April).
My apologies for any inconvenience caused, unfortunately this is due to circumstances beyond by control.
Many thanks for your co-operation.
During this weeks Masterclass, we started by using our fine motor skills to stretch and pull elastic bands onto pine cones. We had to concentrate hard as this was trickier than it looked...especially trying to stretch and untangle the bands to get them off again.........and as Miss Rushbrooke found out....it is best do to this slowly otherwise the bands snap or 'ping' on your fingers......and it rather stings! We had quite alot of fun and giggles! We finished our session with some 'Disco dough' activities and some handwriting in our folders.
For this weeks Masterclass, Miss Rushbrooke had put a huge bowl on the table....full of Cheerios! She gave us each a piece of wool and helped us to tie a knot at end. We then had to use our fine motor skills to thread Cheerios onto the wool to create a 'Cheerio string'. We really enjoyed this activity and found it quite relaxing. We even asked Miss Rushbrooke if we could skip the 'Disco dough' part of the session and carry on with our threading....so we did! and finished with some calming handwriting.
For this week's Masterclass, our main activity was investigating with 'Orbeez' or water beads. they are small coloured squishy beads, which expand when water is added.
We had to use our Fine motor skills to pick up the beads with tweezers and scoop them up with spoons, putting them into bowls.
Once we had collected all the beads in our bowls, we moved onto our 'Disco Dough' activity, and again, ended with some calming handwriting practise.
For our second week of Finger gym Masterclass, our main activity was decorating underpants!
We pinched tweezers together to pick up pom-pom balls, sequins and beads and place them on different pictures of underpants. We ended up with some super sparkly and fluffy designs!
We then moved on to our 'Disco Dough' activity, using both our fine and gross motor skills to move the dough around in out hands in different motions.
We ended the session with a calming handwriting session, taking our time to form our letters correctly whist listening to some calming piano music.