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Helping your children at home

In school we are working hard to help children to catch up any learning that they missed over the last 6 months.  We will also be offering tips to parents to try at home.

In order to help children with activities such as handwriting, children need to first develop their gross motor skills (big movements) and fine motor skills (small movements). Activities at home can help enormously eg lots of exercise helps gross motor skills: football, running, cycling, scooting, throwing and catching a ball.

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In addition, activities such a cooking, playing with games with small parts are helpful in developing muscles in the hands and fingers.

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Music at SMMS

It’s been  a musical week in school this week with the start of some new, exciting events. Firstly, our singing teacher, Mr James Francis, began his  weekly videos for the children. In addition, Year 6 have started learning to play the samba drums with Mr Pablo Paracchino. They are working towards  a samba concert  just before Christmas.

And another new addition to our curriculum is Mr Sid Lethbridge, who is working with us every Wednesday providing music lessons for all year groups(YR-Y5). He said he was impressed with our children, in particular how well they sing. We cannot wait to see and hear what our children learn this term.

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