This week has been a busy week in Nursery.
On Tuesday we launched our Big Bedtime Read, many of the children came to nursery in the pyjamas and brought a teddy with them. The Big Bedtime Read is intended to help support parents to read with their children at least four nights a week, as each week they will now be given a bag with four books inside, instead of one.
A big thanks to Mrs Aitken for all her hard work organising The Big Bedtime Read. Feedback from parents was very positive and the children were excited to be receiving their book bags.
Later in the week some of the children were looking at the story “When I was Little” by Jamie Lee Curtis. They were looking at the pictures in the book and making up the story. The children were particularly interested by the page when the baby didn’t have hair, this sparked a discussion about how they looked as babies.
The children decided it would be a good idea to bring in our baby photos to see what we all looked liked as babies.
We would be very grateful if next week you could send in a baby photo of your child for them to share with us.
Over the past weeks, as part of their ‘All About Me’ topic the children been talking about where they live and their homes. They have also been discovering ways to represent their ideas and some started by making models of their homes.
On Wednesday the children were using their ITC skills and looked for their homes on Google Maps Street View. We were very impressed with their direction skills as we managed to find their homes quite easily!
We also managed to print off some pictures of their homes and we put them up at the art table for the children to create artistic representations of their homes. We think their picture look fabulous.
Over the past weeks the children have also been developing an awareness of personal safety inside and outside the nursery.
We started by encouraging the children shared their ideas on how to keep safe indoors this was recorded on a mind map. We have collected their ideas such as “Walk Safely” and put the on a ‘Our Nursery is Happy When…’ poster to help the children remember how to keep safe indoors.
Next week risk assessed the outdoor area with the children. They were asked what are the risks/dangers outside and then asked how could we make it safe.
They have great ideas such as:
‘You have to check your shoes are on the right feet or else you will Trip.’
‘Be careful on the steps, walk down them and hold on.’
‘Check the gates are shut, if they are open tell an adult.’
This week we made a ‘shoes on the correct feet’ checker, by drawing around one of the children’s feet. The children use it after changing their shoes, they stand on it and if their feet match the checker they have their shoes on the right feet.
Lastly we talked about the job of a safety officer, we looked at images of safety officers on google to see what equipment they use and what clothes they wear; hard hat, bright jacket and a clipboard with pen. The children were excited to find the right clothes and equipment in the nursery.
They quickly set about checking outdoors was safe and took on the role of safety officer.
Each day we will need one or two f the children to be safety officers and check outdoors is safe. They will check there is an adult outside, the gates are shut, they will check for ice, they will make sure no one rides a bike on the ramps and they will check we have our shoe on the right feet!