As you will know BEYC is a Digital School and as well as ensuring digital technology is thoroughly embedded in children’s learning experiences we also highly value the importance of online safety. Tuesday 6th of February is Safer Internet Day 2018 and at BEYC, children will be learning about what this means during group time that week. Activities include videos, PowerPoint presentations and picture cards all about keeping safe online based around three little monsters Puff, Ness and Fizz.
“The resources for 3-7 year olds aim to facilitate discussion with the youngest internet users, at a level which is age appropriate and reflects the diverse range of experiences they will have had online so far. Some children within this age range may be online without ‘knowing’ it i.e. watching their favourite cartoons or movies on services such as Amazon or Netflix, but will still spend the majority of their time offline. Others will be able to name specific games or websites that they frequent, and will have a deeper understanding of what being online means, through using a range of devices at home, or through having older siblings.
The learning outcomes within this pack therefore extensively cover life offline, as well as online, and focus on the children’s immediate family and friends, and familiar surroundings, in order to introduce the concepts that are being explored this Safer Internet Day – such as our connections, our emotions, our personal interests, and what it means to keep ourselves safe.”
There are resources for parents/carers and a film clip on the UK Safer Internet Centre site.
Please click on the link below to access the materials.
It is an educational e-safety story in PDF format aimed at children aged 3-7 years old.
Fantastic effort boys and girls! The nursery staff are so proud of you all.
Morning Nativity 2017
Afternoon Nativity 2017
Take a look at the fun we all had celebrating St Andrew’s Day in nursery (A day early due to our Christmas Fair tomorrow)
We will be celebrating St Andrews Day in nursery on Wednesday next week (29th November), due to the Christmas Fair being on actual St Andrews Day.
Children can wear something tartan to nursery on Wednesday if they wish and we will have a special Scottish snack that day and learn a little bit about St Andrew.
Thank you to everyone who helped raise money for Children in Need 2017 by coming to nursery in something spotty and donating to the charity. Together we raised a fantastic £107.31.
Look out for Bathgate Early Years Centre getting a mention along the bottom of the screen tonight on the show (Friday 17th November at 7:30pm on BBC 1)
On Thursday you can come to nursery wearing something spotty for Children in Need. This week we are learning all about Pudsey Bear and what he does to help young people who are disadvantaged.
Have a look on the offical Children in Need website to find out more and what you an do to help support this charity. We will have a donations bucket in nursery of Thursday if you wish to make a donation via nursery.
Please also see the Children In Need Youtube Channel to watch case study videos.
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This year our nursery nativity performance will be based around the Nicholas Allan story ‘Jesus Christmas Party’. We are becoming familiar with the story and characters this week and beginning to practice some of the songs. Children helped make song booklets to take home for their ‘homework’. We have 12 new songs to try and learn and the nursery staff would really appreciate it if you could help us by practicing them at home too.
We had a very special afternoon in nursery yesterday with Aeryn and her mummy learning all about the Japanese Festival Children’s Day. In Japan on the 5th Day of the 5th month people pray for the health and happiness of children. Children have a holiday from school and nursery to celebrate this day. Carp shaped streamers made from Koinobori (cloth) are hung outside to blow in the wind and children wear origami samurai hats. Aeryn’s mummy helped us make Carp steamers and told us all about Kashiwamochi, which is a Japenese snack of sticky rice with a sweet filling. We tried hard to pronounce new Japanese words, with lots of help from Aeryn and her mummy.
Thank you very much to Aeryn and her mummy for teaching us all about Children’s Day and bringing in beautiful Carp streamers for us to investigate. Children were keen to share their learning with their families at home time.