The children could move freely between classrooms and learning areas, selecting from a range of activities designed to develop fine and gross motor control. Motor control development is very important for Reception age children, as it helps them become more confident and capable in their general movement and navigation within their environment, movement for sport, hand / eye coordination, writing and pencil grip, ability to follow instructions and their creativity.
The children demonstrated threading, writing, construction, painting, play dough model making, dancing, cutting and sticking, twisting and jewellery making. Both children and parents were very busy! Here is what some children said following their time with their parent in school:
I made jewellery and threaded with my Mum
She helped me make a necklace and I made her a bracelet
I really enjoyed playing with my Mummy and Daddy
Me and my Daddy made a box for treasure
I made a watch for my Mum out of paper
I built a train track with my Mummy