From everyone at Polkadot Childcare, we wish all our children and families a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year! See you all in 2022!
At Polkadot Bridgetown we have had great fun learning about the French culture. We looked at the colours of the flag and recreated it using coloured tissue paper. Sophie told us all about the foods they eat. We enjoyed exploring some of these foods using our senses, talking about the smells and the textures.
We created our own breads and pasteries using salt dough to enhance our own Boulangerie role play area. We weighed the ingredients before mixing them together. Using our hands, rollers and cutters we made lots of yummy treats.
We learnt some new French songs about a crocodile and a butterfly. Joining in with the actions and words.
Sophie taught us some colours in french, we had great fun playing a matching game, we worked in pairs encouraging each other as we played.
We had a fun packed week last week at Polkadot Bridgetown celebrating St Davids Day and World Book Day.
St Davids Day
To celebrate St Davids day the children explored and named the different parts of a daffodil. We looked at the shapes and different colours. Using this knowledge the children created some magnificent still life paintings.
World Book Day
The children had great fun celebrating World Book Day. They arrived all dressed up as characters from their favourite books. We all had a fun day engaging in a variety of different activities based around these stories. In circle time the children all took turns to talk about their favourite stories and what parts of the book they enjoyed the most.
We wanted to remind Parents that we will be closed to all Term Time Only children (this includes all children at Bunting Pre-School and Polkadot Bridgetown) week commencing 26th October for Half Term. We will be open again from Monday 2nd November.
Please see below a link to our 2020/21 Calendar for future reference.
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!
We’ve had some lovely feedback about our ‘French with Sophie’ videos which have been posted on our facebook page for children to watch from home.
If you haven’t already seen them, please follow the below link and don’t forget to like our page!