We are learning about the wellbeing indicators at nursery and decided the best way to introduce these indicators was through the use of our Shanarri dolls. Over the last 3 weeks Safe Sally has taught us all about keeping safe. We talked about how to keep safe at home and the safety around medicines. The children have absolutely adored having Sally in the nursery and particularly enjoyed looking through Safe Sally’s bag and decided which items were safe for children to touch and which items were not. The children even remembered to take Safe Sally out when we had a fire drill. Here are some of the children’s voices round safety:
Amelia – Safe Sally helped us with the fire alarm
Agam – Never touch hair straighteners, they are hot!
Callum – There is a candle inside you might burn yourself
Isobel – That’s a bear that’s safe
Harrison – You have to stop when crossing the road, hold hands
Niamh – Glass will jab you
Freddie – Don’t touch the cooker it is hot!
George P – Mum eats tablets. I only have vitamins
Luca – Don’t touch tablets or medincine
Louisa – A gun is not safe!
This week Safe Sally is going to introduce her friend Healthy Harry to the children. We are very excited to learn with Healthy Harry right up to the Christmas holidays!
In nursery we have been learning about different parts of the day. Children’s voice is very important to us at St.Mary’s. We recently asked some of the children if they liked the dark. Here are some of their responses:
No but my sister does. I have a mushroom light on. I’m scared of monsters.
I like the dark. I like riding my bike at night – it has a light.
No Violet doesn’t like the dark!
Yes because its dark at Christmas and Santa comes to say hi!
No! I hear stomping sounds in the night!
I like going out in the dark because I get to use a torch.
Don’t like the dark it makes me scared.
No I like the morning
I like to go out in the dark at night time. You might see a wolf!
I like the dark because its dark!
I go out in the dark to see my Nana.
One of our nursery pupils has been practicing their pencil grip at home. I love how you have coloured in the horse. Well done!
Look at all the fantastic areas set up for the children to investigate and explore. This week we are learning:
- to say forward and backward number sequences
- to recognise numerals
- about nocturnal animals
- about time and when different events happen in a day eg. morning and evening.
We are also exploring mark making and sensory experiences
With the 1140 expansion our team has grown in size. From left to right we have:
Mrs Flockhart, Mrs Blair, Mrs Martin, Mrs Wilson, Mrs MacArthur
Mrs Braid, Miss O’Donnell, Mrs Hippe, Mrs Pryde, Mrs Anthoney