Gingham and Alcester Swimming lessons

The children from Gingham Pre-School and Alcester Polkadot have continued to flourish during their swimming lessons. They have been working towards their Duckling 3 badge, involving skills such as floating like stars on their backs and making rockets shapes to glide across the swimming pool. Some of the children have achieved their five metre swimming badge too! The children ended this half terms’ lesson having a great time on the floats and whizzing down the slide making big splashes in the water!


Chinese New Year

It was Chinese New year on 28th January and here at Polkadot Alcester we all joined in to celebrate the ‘Year of the Rooster’ 🙂 The children especially loved playing with the noodles and the Pre School children got to practice their fine motor and scissor skills. We also did some painting using chopstick.

 


Bird Watching

TopDots have been interested in watching the birds in the garden this week so they decided to make some bird feeders, using biscuits,butter and seeds. They took them into the garden and helped hang them up for the birds to eat. The TopDots also made their own binoculars for bird watching and waited very patiently to see if the birds enjoyed their snacks! Later, the TopDots took their binoculars with them on a muddy walk down to Forest School to look for more birds and animals and they discovered 3 ducks swimming on the river which was very exciting!

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Forest School and Swimming

Here at Gingham we have been exploring and investigating in our Forest School area. We used tools to dig and find creatures as well as making our own dens to play hide and seek in. We had great fun exploring the water in different areas, using our problem solving skills to transport water to different areas. We learnt about measures such as shallow and deep.

The children have also started back with their swimming lessons too. They have enjoyed practising for their five metre badge and certificates involving swimming the width of pool independently!

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First Yoga Bugs of the Year in TopDots

Today the children at Stratford thoroughly enjoyed their first session of yoga bugs this year.  Rhiannon took the children on a train ride and along the way they saw many different kinds of animals, including a BIG whale! They baked a cake and then after all that excitement they needed a rest! ZZzzzzz

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Stratford Polkadot Family christmas join in day

Thank you to all the families who came along to our Christmas celebrations yesterday. It was so lovely to have you all with us. The children enjoyed several exciting activities. We decorated gingerbread men, created festive collage pictures, got messy with our shaving foam winter scene and had so much fun with the shredded paper, most definitely the favourite with all children!  Henry the hoover had his work cut out afterwards!  After all that fun we had a lovely sing along to our festive favourites.

All staff at Polkadot Stratford hope you have a fantastic Christmas and look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.  Enjoy your break 🙂

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Christmas Party Fun at Polkadot Stratford

Here at Stratford Polkadot we had lots of fun celebrating at our Christmas party with games, Christmas dinner and a party tea later in the afternoon. Children played party games such as pass the parcel, musical chairs and pin the nose on the snowman. We also decorated ginger bread biscuits whilst listening to lots of Christmas music 🙂 Everyone wore Christmas jumpers so it was all very festive! Children and staff had a great time.

We hope too see you this afternoon for our parent join in day !

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More Christmas fun at Alcester

Here at Alcester we have had a wonderful week working our way up to Christmas.

At the end of this fun filled week the children enjoyed their Christmas lunch in style with their sparkly crown party hats and joining in with chrismas jumper day!

The baby room hasn’t missed out on the fun either!! The children listened to the Dear Santa story, taking turns to open the flaps. They then explored the mysterious packages of all shapes and sizes before discovering the could pull off the wrapping!

All the children have also been taking part in lots of different Christmas activities over the last few weeks, keep an eye out for their Christmas bags to make their way home with all their hard work inside!

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