Woodwork has many benefits for children’s learning. It is an enjoyable activity and the levels of concentration, engagement and perseverance when working with wood are often unmatched in other activities.
Woodwork has been helping the children to develop both their gross and fine motor skills e.g., by using a saw, holding a nail in place and using both one-handed and two-handed tools. Hand-eye co-ordination is also developing as children learn to handle tools with increasing control and care.
For space week, the children designed their own aliens: