January at Polkadot Alcester

Wow! Look at how busy our children were in January….

In Baby Dots children have been participating in a variety of sensory experiences: paint, sand, textiles and flour. Watching wildlife outdoors and practicing their gross and fine motor skills has also been part of their learning opportunities.

Top Dots got their hands busy with lots of digging in the garden, making bird feeders, using real vegetables in their home corner and washing the baby dolls as they continue to learn about the importance of hygiene. Chinese New Year was celebrated by talking about specific foods and using noodles in their sensory play. They also re-enacted a Chinese story in the YogaBugs session and talked about the fictional characters and traditions. Chinese New Years celebrations also included wearing traditional hats and attempting to write Chinese letters/characters.

Children and staff members in pre-school have been visiting the high street where they were welcomed by various shop owners and given little treasures to take away. As it was a cold day, we took shelter in the local church and talked about the different types of construction.

Parents have helped with further learning for the children by taking our bird feeders home, hanging them up in their gardens and supporting the children in observing and recording the birds. The results of their findings will be submitted to RSPB, as part of the Big Garden Birdwatch.

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