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Fine motor skills

Moving and handling: Children show good control and coordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.  

Self-confidence and self-awareness: Children are confident to try new activities, and to say why they like some activities more than others. They are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities. They say when they do or don’t need help. 

Being imaginative: Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role play and stories.

The world: Children make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.

Today I would like you to make some Minibeasts of your own. You can use whatever materials you have lying around the house. I will put an example of egg carton bugs but you could use boxes, playdoh, rocks and any outdoor materials. See how creative your child can be and see what type of collection of Minibeast you can have.