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Reception students welcome parents for "Stay and Play"

Today in Reception we opened our classroom doors for our parents! We invited them in for the second stay and play morning of the year and were so happy with how many parents were able to come and share in our learning for an hour.

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