Some of our nursery children had a lovely trip The Hollies today, which is the local care home, just round the corner from nursery in South Normanton.
We sang and signed some of our favourite songs and Nursery Rhymes which the children had been practicing at nursery for the last few weeks.
Before we left nursery we talked about how we were going to keep safe between nursery and The Hollies as we were walking through the community.. We talked about holding hands, staying on the pavement, looking carefully where we were going and listening very carefully to the instructions of the grown ups who were supporting us on our trip.
We walked round the corner in the beautiful sunshine. We were very careful as we walked on the pavement with our grown ups and on the way we listened for the sounds that we could hear and played eye spy to practice our phonics!
The residents were waiting for us in the dining room and they really enjoyed joining in with the songs that they knew. They clapped in appreciation after every song and said that they enjoyed it so much that they wanted us to come again soon to sing some more songs for them. When we had finished we said thank you and good bye and promised to come again soon.
The children walked to the home really sensibly, sang beautifully and they really enjoyed the trip.
Visits such as these help our children to learn about our community, the different people in it and also our own identity within South Normanton. It also helps the children to learn about the importance of giving and sharing with others and also how important it is to be safe when we are out and about.