What a busy week! Last week was safety week and we learnt all about how to keep ourselves safe.
On Monday we had a visit from a real ambulance, click here to find out more.
On Tuesday it was Safer Internet Day and we learnt all about how to keep safe online, click here to find out what we talked about.
In PE all the apparatus was set up dangerously so we had to think about how to make it safe…
Outside our teddy bear was stuck up high and we had to rescue him. We thought about how we would do it safely without hurting ourselves or others.
Inside we learnt about how to keep ourselves safe and thought about germs. We learnt that germs could be everywhere especially in places like toilets. We put up signs to remind us to wash our hands and we stuck pictures of ‘germs’ wherever we thought we might need extra reminders.
We also thought about dangers that might be in our classroom. We made a checklist of things that we had to be extra careful about like using scissors or not running around inside. If we saw anything that we thought was very dangerous we stuck warning signs next to it to remind us to keep safe!
How can you continue learning at home?
See if you can answer these questions –
- Where might there be lots of germs around your house?
- When should you wash your hands?
- Why is it not safe to run indoors?
- Why is it not safe to touch sockets?
- What do you need to remember when you use scissors?
- Which people might keep you safe?
- What do you need to remember when you go online?
Today was Safer Internet Day, even though the children in nursery are only 3 and 4 we still had lots to think about for how to keep safe when playing on computers, phones and tablets.
We thought about what to do if we saw things we did not like. Lots of the children spoke about seeing things that were weird or scary that they couldn’t quite describe, especially when they went on youtube.
We talked about if they would tell a grown-up and nearly everybody said they would at nursery but they wouldn’t at home because they worried their grown-up would take their tablet away. Lots of children spoke about clicking the ‘X’ lots of times to try and get rid of things.
We talked about when we went online and who decides what we can go on.
Miss Hulme tried to put a game on the computer but a monster picture kept popping up that we did not like. Even when we clicked X it kept coming back. We learnt how to click on our Hector the Protector button if we see something we don’t like. Then Mrs Brown came and got rid of it. We thought about how it was very important to tell our grown-ups when we saw things we did not like.
We read the story of Penguin Pig and learnt that things might not always be what they seem on the internet.
Then we thought of the rules that were most important to us in nursery
- Tell a grown-up if we want to go on the internet
- Always make sure a grown-up is nearby if we go on the internet
- Always tell a grown-up if we see something we don’t like
- Use Hector the Protector at school if we see something we don’t like
- Tell a grown-up if someone talks to you online and never share your name or any information about yourself
How can you continue learning at home?
- Talk to your children about what to do if they see something they do not like, encourage children to show you so you can get rid of it rather than them trying to do it themselves
- Make sure children are in the same room if they are accessing the internet
- Make sure children only know the password to devices you are happy for them to access independently
- If children watch things on youtube make sure you are nearby as this was what came up a lot for children seeing things they did not like
- If you have any concerns about your child accessing the internet please come and speak to a member of staff in nursery
- Click here to check out our school e-safety blog to find out how to put on restrictions on Ipads and tablets