The children in Nursery had been returning to the same interest in their play again and again. They loved ‘putting you in jail’ so we decided to learn more about the Police.
We read books from our school library about Police. Some of them were information books and some of them were stories. We watched videos about the Police and read information from the computers to find out more.
The Police and What They Do PowerPoint from Twinkl.co.uk
We then put what what we had learnt into our play. Some of use decided to build jails outside and played at being cops and robbers.
When we were learning more about the Police we saw their cars so we turned a car in our Outdoor Area into a Police car with a flashing blue light. We also got the road signs out so we could practise helping people keep safe on the roads. Everyone had a go at reading the road signs and giving meaning to the letters and symbols.
Some of of us played at being the Police inside. We had some special Police notebooks and phones so we could take messages. There was lots of mark making going on while the children wrote ‘tickets’ for each other.
We also made up a new song with Ms Woods and Miss Webster. Here are the words if you want to sing along at home….
And then there was a special surprise… some really life police officers came to visit us in Nursery. It was great to see them and we saw lots of the things we’d been talking about during the week in real life. We found out what happened if there was a traffic accident and cars crashed.
Thank you so much Michelle and John for coming to see us. We hope we see you again soon.
What have we been learning?
- About the job of a Police Officer
- To read road signs and write tickets like a Police officer
- To talk about what we can see and what we’ve learnt
How can you continue the learning at home?
- Talk with your children about jobs they are interested in. This could be anything: Police officer, Fire fighter, Race car driver, Astronaut, Chef, Teacher or anything else your child is interested in.
- Look at road signs and other signs (on shops, buses, cars etc.) when you’re out and about and talk about their meaning. This is the beginning of reading.
- Sing the song the children made up together. See if you’re can make up an extra verse or make up a song about a different job.