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.
Well Autumn is finally here, with the darker nights, cosy evenings at home and the leaves changing to some beautiful Autumnal colours.
Last week, we celebrated National Forest School day! The children loved exploring the Nature Garden with lots of emptying and filling buckets with water, mud and bark.
Down in the Allotment the children found a snail and were very keen to observe and give the snail a ‘flower to smell’, they watched as it slowly made a trail across the flower bed.
Following this, we extended our outdoor learning to indoors, with painting using leaves and sensory activities such as a ‘touch and feel’ game with leaves and pine cones.
Just a reminder from staff at Polkadot- Please could you make sure you are bringing in an empty labelled water bottle daily for your child to use throughout the day. Thank you.
We had a busy week last week at Polkadot Stratford! Top Dots have been getting involved and concentrating on building their own structures using mathematical language throughout this activity such as “more”, “less”, “bigger”, “taller”.
They have also been exploring the shaving foam using vehicles, chopsticks, and paintbrushes to create their own marks and tracks.
Babies and Dots2Tots have enjoyed lots of songtime outside including “Whats in the box?”, this has helped their social skills and encouraged taking turns.
There has been lots of laughter with all age groups when playing “Hide and Seek” using different types of fabric to hide behind! We then used the fabrics to dress up!
We do hope that everyone is keeping well and look forward to welcoming back more Polkadot children soon.
Just a reminder to parents to please bring an empty beaker for your child each day.
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.
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!
Click Here for the Polkadot Facebook Page
On Friday the children at Polkadot said “good bye and good luck” to Kerry who is off on her maternity leave now to have a little baby girl.
Top Dots staff have been discussing with the children about Kerry having a baby in her tummy and how they could make her a card to give to her. The children chose crayons, glue and some wooden hearts to produce a card of their own which they gave to her alongside the staff spoiling the new baby with lots of gifts.
We wish Kerry all the best and look forward to meeting the new baby!
Polkadot Children have been getting ready for Christmas and have been busy decorating the nursery tree with their own decorations they have made.
The children have enjoyed exploring and trying on the Christmas fancy dress clothes and have been making their own Christmas artwork to take home using a range of resources for them to choose from.
Merry Christmas to all our families from everyone at Polkadot.