Here are some video clips we have been using to help support children’s understanding of Fair Trade at nursery. Our Fair Trade raffle will hopefully raise enough money to take part in the Toilet Twinning project Flush Away Poverty. Our Fair Trade Raffle will take place on Wednesday 7th March where you can buy tickets for £1 and have a chance to win a beautiful Fair Trade hamper.
“To keep children safe in the modern world, we must build their digital resilience.”
“Children need to be able to recognise problems, such as bullying or grooming, and feel confident about confiding in their parents or other trusted adults. They need to be able to take age-appropriate risks online so they can learn how to navigate the digital world, with all of its challenges.”
“Attempting to keep them from it ‘until they are old enough’ or hoping at some point there will be a legal or technical fix to all of the problems of the internet is naïve. It’s no more realistic than imagining we can make the offline world safe for all children at all times. What’s vital is that we do everything we can to raise children’s levels of digital resilience but to do that we need to understand what we mean by it and make sure that our collective efforts are contributing to it.”
Bathgate Early Years Centre will be participating in this year’s Procession (Bathgate Galaday) and the theme will be ‘Under the Sea’.
The prototype for the costumes will be on display soon. Once again thanks to Mrs McKay for all her hard work with this—we couldn’t do it without her and we are very lucky to have her back supporting us this year!
We hope that lots of our families will take part in this community event along with some of the staff.
If you and your family are taking part this year please add your names to the lists in the foyer, which are coming soon!
The lists will close Friday 27th of April to ensure we have time to work on the costumes.
Mrs McKay has set up an area where you can come in and make costumes.
Parents /carers/grandparents/relations/family friends all welcome.
Today some of the children joined in a Skpe Classroom session with primary children, presenting from schools in Clackmannanshire, Falkirk, Stirling and West Lothian. The schools had put together presentations to help us learn more about what being safe on the internet means. At group time in nursery, activities are all about online safety this week. We particularly enjoyed the song from Dedrige Primary School and tried to join in with them.
Thank you to all the school children who worked very hard organising this event.
After the Skype Classroom session two of our girls recalled the information they have learned so far this week….
If you are unsure of anything that pops up on your screen – ask an grown up about it.
If someone is unkind to you online – tell a grown up.
If you get annoyed or angry when using the internet – switch your device off and take a big breath.
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.”