Gingham Pre-School Update!

“Welcome back to more of our friends that have returned to Gingham it has been lovely to see you again. This week at Gingham the children have self-initiated an interest in mathematical development through size comparison. To enhance the children’s learning and development practitioners supported the children to measure  and draw around themselves to observe difference in height and to compare sizes of hands through mark making. The children were able to identify the “tallest” and “smallest” and to organise themselves in height order with adult support.

Preparation for school has been part of the pre school day too, children have been discussing their new uniforms and had the opportunity to mark make to reflect this- using colours for a purpose. The children have been very excited to talk about their new schools and new adventures to come.”

Always learning at Polkadot Alcester!

For the last couple of weeks children at Alcester Polkadot have been emerged in lots of new or extended learning experiences.

Babies and Top dots have been exploring new ways of improving hand-eye coordination, as well as balancing and improving their space awareness. Language is developing beautifully through repetition of words, questions and forming of simple sentences.

Pre-school children have been extending their learning through working in collaboration, expressing ideas, supporting each other, debate, negotiate and problem solve.

Well done to all of the   parents for supporting such inquisitive little minds.

“THE MIND THAT OPENS TO A NEW IDEA NEVER RETURNS TO ITS ORIGINAL SIZE”

Albert Einstein

 

Kind Regards,

Georgeta

Welcome back Polkadot Stratford!

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all keeping well! It has been lovely to see a few regular faces back at Polkadot Nursery in Stratford this week as well as a couple of brand new faces.

The children have settled back in really well and enjoyed joining in with some familiar activities and have had lots of fun playing outside.

We are looking forward to seeing more of you all in the upcoming weeks.

In the meantime take care and stay safe.

Rachel

 

 

Bubbles Galore at Gingham Pre-School

The children embraced the wet weather at Gingham last week, donning their wellingtons and waterproofs the children had a fantastic time in the puddles and rain. With the addition of some washing up liquid the children enjoyed using the brooms to create shapes and marks on the floor. Some children discovered using the brushes created a path through the bubbles!

 

Settling back in to Polkadot Alcester

We had another week full of fun, joy and laughter for all children at Alcester last week.

The Pre-School and Top Dots children have been building, rolling and climbing on all things: big and small, while the Baby Dots have been fascinated by colours, textures and mark making.

Hope to see you all back soon.

 

A great start back at Seedlings!

We would like to say how happy we are to be back and how amazing all of your children have been, they have adapted and settled back in to Nursery/Pre-school really well.

We would like to say thank you to all parents following our new guidelines, the one way system, applying sun cream before arriving and bringing in sun hats, named water bottles and coats.

Our Pre-school children have loved seeing and playing with their friends again, we have loved hearing all the stories about what they have been doing at home.

The time off they have had seems to have had no effect on their socialising skills, they are joining in each other’s play, sharing toys and even making new friends.

The children have especially loved being outside in the garden using their physical skills, playing football running games, climbing on the climbing equipment and playing with the tyres.

The children have been coming up with their own ideas in play and are using their imagination, pretending to be firefighters and using props to support in their play.

We have especially enjoyed sand play! Having our own tray of sand and choosing what we wanted to have in it, this gets thrown away at the end of each day.

We have also been making paper aeroplanes and seeing how far they can fly and measuring to see who’s has gone the furthest.

The Babies and Buds are in a bubble with Hazel and Katie. We are so proud with how well they have come back and settled in its as if they have never been away!

We have spent lots of time outside playing with footballs, dancing to music and chasing bubbles.

Inside we have enjoyed some sensory play with shaving foam and building with duplo bricks, using our fine motor skills.

We look forward to welcoming more of our Seedlings children back over the next few weeks!

Welcome back Seedlings!!

The children have settled back in well, we are so happy to see some faces back with us and look forward to more of you being able to come back soon!

The children in pre-school have been busy using their mathematical skills, communication skills and supporting each other in their play, while measuring each other.

The children were very excited about the end result looking to see who the tallest and the smallest children were.

Some children then worked together and went off to measure more things around the garden.

Welcome back!

A big Welcome back to all children attending Gingham Pre-School!

Over the past weeks the children from Gingham, Polkadot and The Bridge have enjoyed activities including Treasure Hunts in the garden-creating their own maps and hiding the ‘treasure’ in all sorts of places to discover. Children have been putting their physical development to good use in the Early Years Zone- climbing and taking appropriate risk. Forest school has continued to be a favourite area for many of the children, making the most of this lovely weather, spending lots of time in the outdoor environments. Some children enjoyed walks in the local community when attending our hub setting, where finding dandelions was a favourite task. Returning children have come with lots of lovely stories about their time at home, with some children bringing in photographs to share with their friends. We look forward to more of our friends joining us soon!

Welcome back

Polkadot Stratford – What have we been upto?

During March, Polkadot said goodbye to Laura who went on maternity leave, We wish Laura and her husband all the best.
We have celebrated World Book Day where the children came dressed up as a character of their choice and brought in a story to read with their friends and members of staff if they wished.
As part of ‘Parent Partnership’ we invited family members along during the day to read stories to groups of children. A big thank you to those people who came to read to them! The children loved getting involved and concentrated well, listening to the stories, it was an enjoyable experience for all.
Now, hopefully as Spring approaches, the sun will be shining so Polkadot are going to be very busy outdoors planting and playing on their new structure that is being built, watch this space….