This afternoon, Emma Clarke arranged for the children (and staff!) to have a pilates lesson at Busy Bees. We spent half and hour stretching, balancing and exercising our bodies under the expert instruction of Arianne Davies. The children enjoyed this so much that Arianne has offered to come back again. We would like to thank her very much for giving up her time to visit us and extending the children's current learning around our focus of healthy eating and living.
The last day of term is Friday 21st December. Our Holiday Club will be running on Wednesday 2nd, Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th January. Our theme for this holiday club will be 'Reccyling and Reusing' - the programme is attached below.
As well as the activities on the programme, the children will also have access to a wide range of resources and equipment both indoors and outdoors.
Sessions run as follows:
7:45am - 1pm: £15
10am - 3pm: £15
1pm - 3pm: £15
January sessions are filling up fast for Preschool and After School Club in particular. If your child already attends Preschool sessions with us and you would like to increase their hours, please let us know as soon as possible so we can book them in. Children who turn 3 before 31st December will be entitled to 15 hours of free childcare per week from January. For more information on this, please refer to the 'Nursery Education Funding' section under the 'Parent Info' tab.
Today, we started our tooth brushing trial at Busy Bees. After lunch and circle time, the children who had brought their tooth brushes sat at a table with Emma C and Michelle. Emma squirted blobs of toothpaste on to a plate and then scooped a blob onto each of the children's toothbrushes. The children were then supervised while they brushed for 2 minutes. They then spat the remainding paste into a tissue which was put in the bin.
The children were very excited to brush their teeth and were full of enthusiasm....well done Busy Bees!!
The children who are part of our Butterfly group, take part in PE sessions in the school hall every Thursday morning. They really look forward to this and are becoming much more independent when getting changed. The sessions are led by Jodie who plans them according to the children's needs and interests. As they have made so much progress, we thought it would be a good opportunity to share some photos of the sessions. We still have some sessions available on Thursday mornings if you would like your child to take part.
As part of our Healthy Wednesdays, from next week we are hoping to begin toothbrushing after lunch on a Wednesday. Initially this will be a trial and if successful, we would look at continuing this long term with a view to extending it to every afternoon session.