Dates for your diary
Please note that we have had to change our inset day from 30th April to Thursday 2nd May 2019 as the hall is going to be used for a polling day.
Please could you ensure that your child's lunch boxes and water bottles are labelled with their names to ensure the right lunches/drinks are provided for the children.
Parental Job interests
Over the last couple of weeks all of the children have been showing lots of interest in the jobs that other people take part in.
Following this interest we very kindly had a visit from one of the children's mummy's on Monday, who is a Nurse. She described in child friendly language her job role and how she helps poorly children get better and brought along pictures of the hospital in which she works at. She also brought along some bandages and showed us how to correctly put a bandage on someone, which was really fun! The children then took it in turns to bandage each others arms and legs. After this we learnt a little bit about medicine and the different types of syringes nurses use to administer medicine to poorly children. We learnt that a purple syringe is the one we use to put into our mouths to take medicine such as Calpol and the white syringe is used to give us injections/jabs. The children then thought of some questions they could ask the nurse and listened attentively to her replies, speaking about her visit throughout the rest of the day. A great big thank-you for visiting preschool, we all really enjoyed your visit.
We have also been implementing into our everyday routine and speaking to the children about stereotypes. The analysis of over 150 articles, books and interviews suggest that children between the ages of 2 and 6 learn stereotypes about toys, skills and activities that are “typically” associated with each gender; these are boys’ toys and those are girl’s toys. As a pre-school team we are supporting the children to understand that you are entitled to explore and play with whichever books, toys or activities interest you and that it is ok for both genders to take part in the same games. If any of your family members or parents/carers take part in a job that isn’t "gender typical" we would love for them to come and visit pre-school and have a chat with the children about their jobs!
If any parents/carers or family members would like to come in and talk to the children about their job roles, please speak to a member of the pre-school team who will happily organise a date with you.