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We began our first week at nursery with a P.E. Lesson with Mrs Murray. We balanced bean bags,  travelled over the benches and practiced our jumping skills. 

Scooping and pouring rice into containers with different sized openings help to improve hand-eye coordination. 

Developing gross motor skills and upper arm strength by washing the windows with sponges, rollers and squeegees.

Scoping and pouring water and lifting jugs and watering cans to different heights build gross motor skills. Aiming the water into a funnel, container or plant pot develops fine motor control and hand eye coordination. Activities like this will help the children develop muscle strength needed for early writing and the skills needed to pour their own drinks at snack time. 

Jump, jump, jump! Jumping is a very effective way to promote overall body strength, co-ordination, balance and agility.

The children have been discovering how to build their own obstacle courses. It was so lovely to see them encouraging each other and helping one another to take risks. Team work makes the dream work! 

Brush to build shoulder strength! 

All pour pouring practice is starting to pay off. We are beginning to pour our own milk on our cereal and serve our own drinks at snack time. Well done everybody! 

Balance, climb, slide! 

Today the children took part in an athletics session with the South Ribble Sports Development Team. We loved it! Thank you!  

In P.E. the children have been developing their ball control skills. This week they have been focussing on rolling a ball. 

Puddle power! Jumping in puddles helps us to develop our body strength and coordination.

To celebrate the World Cup we came to nursery in our football shirts, played ball games and took part in a penalty shootout. 

Squishing, rolling and flattening dough help to develop muscles in our hands for fine motor movements useful in the future, such as holding a pencil or using scissors.

Run, climb, roll, jump!