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St Mary's C of E Primary

Academy and Nursery

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What your child will be learning:


Physical Development> Moving & Handling> 22-36 months>

  • Beginning to use three fingers (tripod grip) to hold writing tools
  • May be beginning to show preference for dominant hand.

PD>MH>30-50 months>

  • uses one-handed tools and equipment
  • Holds pencil between thumb and two fingers, no longer using whole-hand grasp.
  • Holds pencil near point between first two fingers and thumb and uses it with good control.


Use the name template in the phonics tab to write your name. You can practice one or more letters each day. Think about how you should hold the pencil.



Physical Development> Moving and handling>30-50 months>

  • Can stand momentarily on one foot when shown.

Awesome Dance Song for Kids!! | Balance On One Foot | Featuring Bounce Patrol | By Debbie Doo

Join Debbie Doo and her great friends Bounce Patrol as they Jive, twist, boogie, hop and bop along to "Balance on One Foot" a dance song written by Debbie D...