To celebrate the Royal Wedding we are inviting the children at Heathcote Polkadot to wear red, white and blue to pre school on Friday 18th May.
We will be making crowns and flags and decorating biscuits.
Every Thursday at Polkadot Heathcote Danny from DF Sports Coaching has started to come and teach us ball skills, we listened well to the instructions that he gave us as we joined in.
We enjoyed learning new ways to kick and control our footballs, we played fun games to help us learn. We learnt the Buzz Lightyear pose, and how to use our shoulders as mirrors to move backwards.
To support our number and colour recognition Danny held up different coloured hoops which we had to name. Then we got the parachute out and played a number/colour game.
We also practised jumping over hurdles, moving around the cones and jumping in and out of the hoops.
Karly Fowler – Deputy Pre-School Manager
The children had a lovely time joining in with yoga bugs, going on an adventure. The story which lead us to our adventure was “ We’re going on a bear hunt”, we went through the grass, river, forest, snowstorm and into the cave where we met a big bear who wanted to be our friend.
Some family members joined us for our adventure, we showed them how to join in with the moves. It was so much fun to share our yoga bugs session with them!
Well done to everyone who took part in our competition!! There were some wonderful, creative ideas . Nikki the school cook kindly came and judged our eggs, she picked 1st 2nd and 3rd place……
The results are in……
1st place goes to…….Harry for his box creations – especially the one of his Grandad!
2nd places goes to….. Abigail for her sparkly cat and ladybird
3rd places goes to….. Lyla for her entry of the Easter egg hunt in a spring garden. (unfortunately we haven’t managed to get a photo of Lyla as she is on holiday)
Happy Easter to everyone and have a lovely break! Enjoy the chocolates!
Mandy, Karly and Emma – The Heathcote Team
YogaBugs Join In Session
The Heathcote Team would like to invite all our families to join us for a YogaBugs Session on Monday 16th April.
The children really enjoy the YogaBugs sessions and we are sure you will too. It will give you a fantastic opportunity to see what the children are doing.
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!
We hope you will all join in and allow your inner child to be free!
The YogaBugs Sessions starts at 9.30 – 10.20. You are welcome to join us from 9.00 am.
HEATHCOTE’S EASTER EGG COMPETITION
We will be holding an Easter Egg Competition on Thursday 29th March 2018.
If your child would like to decorate a boiled egg please bring them into Nursery on Thursday 29th March.
You can google some fantastic ideas or let your child’s imagination run wild.
The Heathcote Team
‘We have been celebrating World Book Day at Polkadot Heathcote. The children all arrived yesterday as their favourite book character or wore their pyjamas. We had a Gruffalo, Cinderella, Stickman and many more.
Throughout the day we shared some of our favourite stories which the children brought in from home, they were all wonderful! We have been talking about the authors and illustrators and the wonderful stories they have created.’
Deputy Pre School Manager
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
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.
Our Christmas Parent Join In Day was full of glitter and cheer!
We had lots of activities for the children to explore with their parents, foam with numbered baubles to make number lines, crown making, porridge oats to make reindeer food and biscuit decorating.
Parents enjoyed joining in with our Christmas sing song and also with the actions!
There was some lovely mince pies and treats for the children and parents to enjoy.
We look forward to having more Parent Join In Days in the New Year
We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
The Heathcote Team