Monthly Archives: February 2014

27 
Feb

A fun time for activities on the lovely warm day in Pixies.

We have been enjoying the wonderful sunshine today here in our garden. Our little Pixies have enjoyed playing in the sand and getting the pre-school children to chatter with them over the little garden fence.

Much fun has been had whilst playing in the large malleable tray filled with oats and pasta and we have been practicing our vocal sounds whilst looking at ourselves in the mirror :-)

We are so looking forward to a friday full of fun.

See you all again tomorrow :-)

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Published Date: 27th February 2014
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26 
Feb

Faeries Celebrations !

We have been celebrating one of our faeries 2nd birthday today. Our fabulous cook Sue made a beautiful cake for all of the Faeries to decorate specially for the occasion. We are so lucky to have a talented cook and lots of little talented helpers who iced the cake and COVERED it in sprinkles.

They have also been playing with large and small containers outdoors in a very large tray, pouring dried peas from one to the other, whilst some of our friends raced cars down lengths of drain pipes, great fun !

Tune in again tomorrow for more adventure news :-)

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Published Date: 26th February 2014
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25 
Feb

Pre-School fun !

Hasn’t it been a lovely warm day today :-) and has been another busy day in pre-school with fun had by all.

With the warmer weather we have spent a lot of our time outdoors Painting, making dens , climbing over our fabulous crate constructions and going on bear hunts. Our favourite game at the moment is hide and seek ! . We have a wonderful secret garden and a tunnel under the bridge which are great hiding places.

We are looking forward to making a train tomorrow ,outdoors ,to follow the exciting story of ‘Ruff’ by Jane Hissey ., when all of the toys have an adventure on a train.

See you all again tomorrow :-)

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Published Date: 25th February 2014
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24 
Feb

Welcome to another week here at Hillcrest with all of our friends :-)

Yeah ! It’s the start of another week and our Elves have discovered the joys of playing with gloop ! they squeezed it between plams and fingers, wiped it over their arms and scooped it up with spoon.They also had the delight of playing with cornflour, clapping it between their hands, throwing it and exploring its soft texture. Getting messy is lots of fun !

We have also been learning lots of new words today with the help of the animal sound book; whilst some of our friends had a wonderful time developing their manipulate skills playing with playdough.

We are looking forward to sharing our adventures with you tomorrow :-)

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Published Date: 24th February 2014
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21 
Feb

Adventures Under The Sea !

All of our babies have shared an extra special adventure today, discovering the delights of playing in our exciting ‘Under the Sea Theme’ tent. It is an extra special place to spend time with friends or just to relax feeling snug and safe.

There have been many giggles as they have played with velcro hair rollers . Sticking them everwhere but in their hair  :-) . It wont be long now before we see our shining stars walking all by themselves, they have been working those muscles by pulling themselves up and along ANYTHING ! that they could.

We hope you have a lovely weekend and we look forward to sharing more of our adventures with you all next week. :-)

 

 

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Published Date: 21st February 2014
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20 
Feb

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Published Date: 20th February 2014
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19 
Feb

Caring and Sharing :-)

It has been a wonderful day for learning all about caring and sharing. Our friends in Fearies have had lots of fun playing a game of colour matching, they have been taking turns and sharing the game with each other, we are very proud of them :-)

There have been beautiful pictures painted and we are certain that you are going to be very proud of your little artists too. We have also had the delights of exploring the properties of flour, not quite ready for the British Bake Off challenge but everyone has to start somewhere.

We look forward to sharing more of our adventures with you tomorrow :-)

 

 

 

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Published Date: 19th February 2014
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18 
Feb

Fun ,Fun ,Fun !

We have had such an exciting day today in Pre-School. We set about making fabulous rockets to add to our wonderful story book display of ‘Whatever Next’ by Jill Murphy. Taking our hack saw in hand we chopped long pieces of cardboard tubing into rocket sized lengths. We definitely have budding carpenters in the making :-).

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Published Date: 18th February 2014
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17 
Feb

Hello everybody,

 

Its busy busy around the nursery, even as its half term, the Preschool children have been busy re creating a story called “Whatever Next” where the bear goes to the moon for a picnic and meets an owl along the way. They got all the cardboard boxes from our local greengrocer and began to paint them, they used colinders as space helmets just as the story dipicts. The children also made sandwiches to go on the trip, so a brilliant adventure was had by all.

The rain never spoils our days as we still can access the outdoors, we just get all wrapped up with warm clothes and wellies.

Well thats all for now as the children are calling me, will try and update tomorrow.

 

See you soon

The Hillcrest Team

 

 

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Published Date: 17th February 2014
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