26 April 2021

Over the last couple of weeks the children at the Beginning of Week have been developing their skills with hammers ! During the first week we had clay and pieces of pasta for the children to tap in.  Last week the children carefully tapped golf tees into clay.  This week we have finally moved on to hammering nails into a long piece of wood.  Our plan is to build up to the children making little models e.g. cars, planes etc.  Woodwork is fantastically motivating for children.  We help them think about the safety so only two children are allowed on the woodwork bench at a time and they must wear the safety glasses. The children have taken this responsibility very seriously.  Woodwork is a great way to help the children develop their hand eye coordination ultimately will support the strength in their hands, arms and shoulders which supports later writing.

Posted by Joanne O'Raw