Last week we received a very important message from Dewi the Dragon from at the Welsh Assembly.
Hello St Philip Evans Nursery – I need your help. The children in Wales are not looking after their teeth very well.
Can we help all the children in Wales have healthier teeth?
The Nursery children decided they can be excellent role models. Firstly the children went on a QR code hunt outside and discovered all the ways in which they could help keep teeth healthy.
The children experienced a whole week of learning all about how to keep our teeth healthy and the role of a dentist.
Learning activities included:
Mathematical Development – Counting teeth, measuring amounts of toothpaste, ordering photographs of the tooth brushing process
Language, Literacy and Communication – Dentist role play, making an information video about teeth, tracing toothbrushes, writing with toothpaste, following picture instructions – how to brush your teeth correctly.
Personal, Social, Cultural and Well Being Development - Importance of tooth brushing, sorting healthy and unhealthy foods and drinks, playing Healthy and Unhealthy bingo game, health and hygiene, sharing healthy snacks and drinks together
Knowledge and Understanding of the World:
ICT – Using I Pads to scan QR codes, using I Pads to take a photograph of your friend’s teeth, using the I Pad to video the role play and information video, using the computers to sort healthy and unhealthy foods
Science – sorting healthy and unhealthy foods, investigating what happens when you mix fruit and milk together to make a healthy smoothie drink
Creative Development – painting with toothbrushes, making a mouth and teeth, singing the toothbrush song
Physical Development – using tweezers to pick up teeth and placing it on the mouth template, making teeth from white playdough, chopping fruit for the smoothie, brushing the baby’s teeth.
This week we have been learning about animals that live on the farm.
The children have made their own butter and spread it on a cracker to taste it! They also tasted other dairy products such as cream, cheese and milk. The children then made their own milkshakes. Take a look at the photographs below. They show the children shaking the cream to make the butter as well as the children tasting the dairy products.
We are now looking forward to meeting all the animals at Cefn Mably Farm next week as well as meeting Santa!
Welcome back to all our Nursery children and a special welcome to our new starters.
Your child’s teachers are:
Monday and Tuesday – Mrs Henton
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – Mrs Scott
Mrs Tyler is the Teaching Assistant for Nursery.
We would like every child to bring a piece of fruit every day. However, we will not be sharing the fruit with the rest of the class – the piece of fruit your child brings to school is the piece they will eat. If your child requires their fruit chopped/peeled etc, please do this at home and pop it in a container with your child’s name on.
Please, if you can, bring in a pound a week. This pound helps us to pay for extra special items, resources and equipment to enhance the children s learning.
We have changed the way we running the ‘Lending Library’. We would like the parents more involved in choosing a book with their child. Therefore, we will be opening the Nursery gate from 8.45am (morning session) and from 12.45 (afternoon session) on a Tuesday and Thursday for parents/carers to choose a book with their child.