Dear Parents and Carers

We often do dough disco in school, an activity that develops fine motor skills, a pre skill for learning to write.  Below are a couple of dough disco videos that you may want to do with your child at home.  If you haven’t got any playdough, you could use a piece of sponge, a soft ball or even a small soft toy.  I have popped a playdough recipe below that you may want to use to make home-made playdough. Your child could then use this to play with and model, as well as use for dough disco.


Playdough Recipe

2 cups of flour

2 cups of warm water

1 cup of salt

2 tablespoons of oil (vegetable, olive, baby oil)

1 tablespoon of cream of tartar (completely optional as this just improves elasticity)

Food colouring (optional)


Mix all the ingredients together and then place in the microwave and heat for a couple of minutes, stirring and then continue heating until it comes away as a dough.  It will become a very strange consistency in the process.  This could also be undertaken in a pan on the hob.  You will then need to knead the dough with a little more flour.


Here are a couple of links that you might enjoy.


I have also attached the link for Wednesday’s maths.



Kind regards


Helen Ireland