October 24, 2016
by Ms Payne
We have had a VERY busy and exciting week!
We really enjoyed playing in the Police role play this week. We used materials found in the nursery to create our own batons and even made our own WANTED posters. Some of us were concerned about other children pretending to play with guns so we made our own posters for our police station.
We liked playing with the police jigsaws and made our own police transport using construction materials.
We looked for clues around the nursery and solved crimes. Cameron even brought in a real police officers hat to show to the boys and girls.
We were very excited to get visits from real police officers. The morning children had a visit from the community police man and his partner. They got to wear his uniform and try his handcuffs – they were very big and fell off!
We got to try on his uniform and learn all about the different items they carry.
Cameron N – His uniform is VERY heavy!
Joshua – He has a baton to hit things and break windows.
Freya – He had a real police badge with his picture on it.
Beatrice – I got to speak in his walkie-talkie. I said “hello”.
AG – The handcuffs were very big for my hands – they fell off.
The children then got to go outside to see a real police car and hear the siren. It was very loud! We decided to make our own police car in the nursery.
The afternoon children were visited by Officer Pawluk (Ben’s dad).
He told us all about his job as a Policeman and showed us his uniform. We got to try on his hat and feel how heavy his uniform was. He even put his handcuffs on Ms Payne and put her in our jail!
Ben – My daddy is a police man – he catches the baddies!
Anna – He put Ms Payne into jail!
Rowan – His uniform is very heavy!
Max – I like wearing his hat.
We would like to say a big “Thank you” to all the police officers who came to visit – We had great fun and learned so much!
Other activities this week:
We had great fun building with the bricks and crates outside.
Riley – I made a boat to sail away on.
We enjoyed exploring the garden and finding different natural materials.
Leo – Look what I found!
We were using the paint to write and draw our names outside. We wanted to know what happened if we brushed the paint and had great fun experimenting.
Name activities – We used different materials to make our own names.
Making feely names with collage materials.
Finding the pegs with with the letters of our names and beginning to learn how to form the letters.