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I can hold a pencil and make marks.

I can use a tripod grip.

I can copy/write my name.

I can hold scissors. I can snip. I can follow a line.

 

Probably needs refining but make your targets small, identifiable and achievable----think of the fine motor skills that are easily attainable that you can make provision for.

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Tinkerbell: we are trying an idea from Alistair Bryce-Clegg - pictures of different pencil grips on a ladder with children's photo next to how they hold their mark-makers. We will them move picture with child as grip is refined.

Similarly with scissors, this also reminds children to use left/right hand appropriate tools.

This just helps to make it visual for pre-readers.

Sooty: C and L next steps are really tricky I find because they are so interlinked. This half-term we focus heavily on listening skills especially as many children are needing to adapt to being in a bigger group than they are used to, so

I can look at the person who is talking to me.

I can respond to what is said to me.

I can tell someone else what has been said to me.

I can have a conversation while doing something else.

I can follow 1-step (2-step, complex) instructions.

I can listen to a story with an adult/ with a group of children/ with the whole class.

 

It's just such a huge area by itself!

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Tinkerbell: we are trying an idea from Alistair Bryce-Clegg - pictures of different pencil grips on a ladder with children's photo next to how they hold their mark-makers. We will them move picture with child as grip is refined.

Similarly with scissors, this also reminds children to use left/right hand appropriate tools.

This just helps to make it visual for pre-readers.

Sooty: C and L next steps are really tricky I find because they are so interlinked. This half-term we focus heavily on listening skills especially as many children are needing to adapt to being in a bigger group than they are used to, so

I can look at the person who is talking to me.

I can respond to what is said to me.

I can tell someone else what has been said to me.

I can have a conversation while doing something else.

I can follow 1-step (2-step, complex) instructions.

I can listen to a story with an adult/ with a group of children/ with the whole class.

 

It's just such a huge area by itself!

we use the ABC pictures with children's names written on, and children move from picture to picture as they refine their hold, and get a 'wow' when they move to next one. photos would be better, but we have limited wall space. we started this year, and i hope parents will look at it and take note. we'll mention it at parents meetings too as their next step will come from this!

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