On Wednesday the Owls were very lucky because paramedic Karen came to visit them. Karen was amazing. She spent a long time with the children explaining all about how she helps people to get better. Karen showed the children her uniform and the equipment that she takes everywhere with her. She allowed the children to play with some of the equipment and she bandaged up several children! The children were very keen to be her patients.
Karen then took the children outside to look at her ambulance. The children enjoyed pressing the button to put the ramp up and down and they loved putting on the lights and sirens. They also loved sitting in the front of the ambulance pretending to drive!
Karen also spent quality time with the children showing and explaining all the equipment that is carried on an ambulance. The ambulance really was like a mini hospital on wheels. The childen enjoyed using the finger tip pulse oximeter. Karen explained to them that the numbers displayed was the % of oxygen being carried around in their blood and the number of times their heart was beating in a minute. All the children were very healthy!
A big thank you to Karen. She gave her time so generously to the children and the children were extremely interested and responsive. They learnt so much from her visit and the language that they were using back in the classroom as a result has been phenomenal. Thank you Karen!
This week we were lucky enough to have a visit from PC Mahmood. He explained to the children what it was like to be a police officer and he talked to the children about keeping themselves safe and he talked about stranger danger. PC Mahmood also let the children try on some of his uniform and they all had the opportunity to sit in the police car, choosing whether they wanted to sit in the front or the back of the police car!
The children enjoyed being police officers in the classroom as well. When they came to school on Wednesday morning there was a crime scene in the classroom. The children spent the rest of the week trying to investigate who pushed Humpty Dumpty off the wall!
The children predicted who pushed Humpty Dumpty off the wall. Even the parents were offering suggestions each morning as to whom it could have been!
The children interviewed the suspects.
The children then examined the evidence and they solved the crime. The children discovered that it was Little Red Riding Hood who pushed Humpty Dumpty off the wall!
This week to begin our learning about the fire service the children had a visit from Kings Norton Fire Brigade. The children were very excited when three fire fighters turned up in the classroom. They talked to the children about their role as fire fighters. They also showed the children the special clothing and equipment that they have to wear to keep themselves safe. The fire fighters then took the children outside to the staff car park. We met two more fire fighters outside and they showed us the fire engine. We looked at the equipment on the fire engine and then the children were very lucky as they were allowed to go inside the fire engine. The fire fighters put the sirens on as they left the premises – it was very loud! A big thank you to Kings Norton Fire Brigade for giving up their time and making the experience so special for the children.
Back in the classroom the children have been very busy. The children have learnt what to do if there is a fire in their house and they have learnt what to do if their clothes catch fire. The children have also learnt how to call for help and they have acted out fire scenarios in our small world area and outside, pretending that the bikes were fire engines.
Some children also explored making play dough ladders, other children decided to make fire engines using the mobile construction sets and some children searched for numbers in the pretend fire with magnetic wands.
Some children counted and recorded fire engines, some children pretended to put out numbered fires with water pistols in the water tray and the messy tray, some children completed numbered fire engine jigsaw puzzles and other children chose to cut and stick shapes to make a fire engine.
We were also very lucky to have Ryan’s mummy in school this week. She talked to the children about how she is going to be celebrating Chinese New Year. She showed the children lots of pictures, shared with them lots of Chinese costumes, explained how she was going to be celebrating Chinese New Year and she made money wallets with the children. There was even a chocolate coin to go in the money envelopes! A big thank you to Ryan’s mum for coming into Nursery and helping us to provide the children appreciate and celebrate Chinese New Year.
This week the Owl and Owlet parents were invited into school to discuss their children’s progress and to play with their child. Lots of parents attended and the children really enjoyed learning about Chinese New Year with their mums and dads. The mums and dads also really enjoyed observing their children participate in lots of Chinese New Year activities and seeing their children interact with their friends. Everybody also loved making a Chinese dragon together.