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Parkside Primary School, Parkside - Welcome to our school website! Please take the time to explore the website. Should you require a paper copy of any of the information on the website, please contact the school and a copy will be provided free of charge. The office hours are from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please do not call into the office if you are displaying any Covid-19 related symptoms.if your child tests positive for Covid-19 in the days immediately following the end of term, please email us at: with the following details and call 07927643262

Monday 1st February

Today at Nursery we are working on our fine motor skills- using our busy fingers to cut, tear, rip, scrunch and twist paper.

These skills can be tricky to develop and require more strength than adults realise. The development of hand muscles is essential for grasping actions and coordination of finger movements which will help with your child's pincer grip and writing skills.  

Have a go at some of the different ways to make pictures with paper and see how you and your child find it. As always, please post photos of your work to the Learning Book so we can share it at Nursery.


Here are some developmental steps for you to use as a guide depending on your child's age in months:


22-36 months May begin to show a preference for a dominant hand. Shows control in holding mark making tools. 


30-50 months Uses one handed tools with control.