Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Week 7, Term 1 - 2016

Movement to Music this week involved lots of rhythm - marching, hopping, skipping, jumping in time to the music and then we used our sticks to tap out a rhythm.

Everyone loves eye spy or spot what pages and today we used them as a Visual Figure Ground exercise. We didn't just have to find something we had to be able to describe it using some descriptive words and then count how many were on the page.



 Our Auditory Pattern activity this week followed on from our rhythm work to music and involved listening and repeating the pattern of taps with our rhythm sticks. We also had to remember that our hands (and sticks) can not to go faster than our words!!
This week we spent some time practicing our scissor technique (fine motor skills) while we were working on our Visual Association. We had to find pictures that fitted into the following categories;
Something that we might use at the beach, something you would use to clean with, something to eat, and an item of clothing that keeps you warm, which we cut out and placed on the table.




This week I chose a different reader for each group based on their average reading levels and we completed our Visual Sequence activity based on picture clues from each story.

This was a relatively new Visual Completion activity for us this week, it was a more challenging activity than we are used to but WOW, our results are awesome - great work guys.


Our Gross Motor activity this week was an obstacle course that worked on locomotion, eye/foot coordination, spatial awareness and problem solving. The wooden shape activity asked the children to find new ways to get through each shape, without repeating the previous movement. There were lots of interesting suggestions - bear crawl, crab crawl, wiggly worms, ducking through.....
The tyre hoops activity encouraged practicing good jumping technique, and careful landing.






Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Week 5, Term 1 - 2016

Association was our visual skill practiced this week, one of the activities was a simple differences sheet, which we easily completed. It was interesting to note how each child organised their pictures before and during this activity.
The use of the Body Rocker as a station this session allowed us to work on our balance, control and rhythm, as well as increasing our self confidence and team work.
Our second station worked on Body control and body image as we imitated poses on cards. We tried to hold each pose for 10 seconds.