Careers in Nursery

A staff member is pictured sitting at a table with four Nursery pupils, supervising them whilst they play games on iPads.

Last week at the Nursery we had a very exciting visit from the Crossing Patrol officer. Mrs Pettit spoke to the children about her job as a Crossing Patrol officer, and some of the children tried on her uniform and got to hold the lollipop sign.

They asked questions to find out how she helps others cross the road before school. We linked this to learning how to cross the road safely.

A young boy in Nursery can be seen dressed up in a Lollipop Lady's outfit during her visit to Nursery.
A young girl in Nursery is pictured showing a 'Stop' sign she has designed for a Lollipop Lady.
A Lollipop Lady is seen giving a presentation to a class of Nursery pupils and showing them her 'Stop' sign.
A young girl in Nursery is seen drawing her own 'Stop' sign for a Lollipop Lady.

The children made their own Lollipop signs which developed their writing, creative skills and understanding of shapes.

On Tuesday, the children in Little Birds Nursery also learned about how to use computers, ipads and technology safely as it was ‘Safer Internet Day’.

The children used the iPads to explore the paint program, with the practitioners nearby, at small group time.

A member of staff is seen giving a presentation to Nursery pupils regarding Safer Internet Day 2023.

We looked at the book ‘Smartie the Penguin’ which is a story for early years about internet safety.

The Adventures of Smartie the Penguin. Three cartoon Penguins are pictured smiling together. A mother, father and child.

For Enterprise week, the children were excited to make up their own TV adverts and shop signs. They then recorded their adverts on the iPads for our nursery friends to watch.

A young boy in Nursery is seen working on a paper shop front he has designed.
A young boy in Nursery can be seen holding up a shop front he has drawn on paper.
A young girl in Nursery is pictured gluing pictures onto a shop front she has drawn on paper.
A young girl in Nursery is seen holding up a shop front she has designed for a Dress Shop.

The children then spoke about what they would sell in their own shop at circle time, taking turns by passing a small world figure around one-by-one.

Three Nursery pupils are seen playing together on the carpet with toy figures.
A staff member is seen sat on the floor with some Nursery pupils. Each pupil is asked what they would sell in a shop if they were to own one in the future.

These activities helped the children to develop communication skills and an understanding of what happens in the world around them, particularly when visiting shops and towns.

To celebrate the end of term and the children’s achievements we dressed up as ‘People Who Help us’.

Taking Action

A young boy from Nursery is seen recycling at home after learning about it in class.

Logan remembered what he had learnt about Recycling at Nursery and he implemented it at home. He was very principled in supporting his family to care for the environment.