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Dame Ellen Pinsent School

Dame Ellen Pinsent School

Physical development and communication

We follow an early years framework, but this term we have really focused on our physical development and communication.  Mark making is a key part in developing skills to hold a pen or pencil and so we have used lots of different fun and sensory methods to do this.  In the pictures, you can see us mark making in salt and using our fingers to paint ice, alongside more traditional methods of mark making.  For our communication, we have access to symbols on a daily basis to encourage us to sign or say key words or to begin to form simple sentences.  We also have access to some great resources to encourage communication, such as our play phones and simple turn taking games.