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Bitterne Manor Primary School

Bitterne Manor

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Physical Development

Physical Development


There will be many supervised activities that involve scissors.  These will help children learn how to hold scissors correctly.  These activities will also give the children the opportunity to develop their cutting skills so that they are confident in using these tools when having to cut precisely.  If you have children’s scissors at home it would be fantastic if your child has the opportunity to use these.  It could be to cut out pictures from magazines, cutting materials to make a picture, or using scissors to cut up playdough.


Through handwriting lessons, phonics and when working in small groups, pupils will continue to develop their letter formation, ensuring both capital and lower-case letters are form correctly and used appropriately.  For example, capital letters should only be used at the beginning of a sentence or name rather than for every letter in a word.  Any support with this at home would be very beneficial.