Here at Polkadot Heathcote, Rhiannon from YogaBugs has started coming in on Monday mornings to do YogaBugs classes with the children.
‘YogaBugs classes bring stories to life through specially developed moves inspired by yoga. Combining fun with exercise, children go on wild adventures where they may roar like a lion, fly like a bird or blast into outer space! Children are encouraged to be vocal during a class and express their emotions physically through creative visualisation techniques we help children believe they are unique and special. These classes are a perfect way for children to have fun, socialise and benefit from the exercise!’
Deputy Pre-School Manager
‘The children had great fun exploring Chinese food using their taste and smell senses. As part of our Chinese New Year celebrations we decorated the nursery with lanterns and read a story explaining the importance of them. We used chopsticks to paint pictures and explored different textures by messy play with noodles.’
Netta Hill – Pre-School Manager
We are really excited for next half term! We will be very busy learning about families, communities and traditions.
Please could we ask for each family to send in a family photo for your child to show to their friends at group time.
We will be continuing with our letters and sounds but we will be introducing two sounds a week from now on. Next weeks sounds will be J and K, please could you encourage your child to bring in a object starting with these sounds for ‘what’s in the box?’ Our numbers of the week will be 9 and 10. The shape will be Octagon.
We will also be teaching simple greetings, numbers and colours in Spanish.
Each Monday we will continue to have yoga bugs come to Pre-School.
Adios for now, please remember to keep checking our blog to see what we are up to.
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‘The Guides have been designed by NHS experts and are part of the evidence-based ‘Solihull Approach’ programme, which supports mums, dads and carers to develop positive and responsive relationships with their infants, children, and young people. In turn, this helps to strengthen emotional resilience and wellbeing, so infants and children are able to bounce back from life’s various challenges.’
“The children at Bunting celebrated Burns Day by making Scottish flags, trying Scottish shortbread and doing Highland dancing to Scottish music. The children were informed all about Robert Burns and that the 25th January was his birthday and how the Scottish people celebrate it. The children enjoyed listening to the music and participating in the dancing.”
Netta Hill – Bunting Pre-School Manager
“ The children at Gingham Pre-School have been very busy! They have really enjoyed accessing the ‘big’ playground, using the bikes, scooters and ride on’s to develop their skills such as pedalling.
Danny has been teaching the children colour matching games during Ball Skills sessions, such as balancing bean bags and grouping colours into hoops, the children worked really well together to match the bean bags in the correct hoops.
The children have been developing their fine motor skills through activities including the threading boards- making pictures and patterns using the special pens and strings. The Funky Fingers activities are proving to be very popular, the children have especially shown interest in spaghetti cutting – developing their scissor skills.
Burn’s Night was explored too, the children created their own Scottish Flags, using colours for a purpose and exploring colour mixing looking at dark and light colour change”
Lucy Stanley – Gingham Pre-School Manager