On Friday 30th November we learnt about St Andrew's Day at nursery.
St Andrew's Day celebrates St Andrew who is the patron saint of Scotland and this is particularly important to us, as Moira our School Business Manager is from Scotland.
During the day we looked at some information and pictures about St Andrew's Day and discussed why and how it is celebrated. We also did some activities in nursery to help us with our learning. We painted thistles and flags, made our very own tartan and had lots of blue and white activities to remind us about the Scottish flag. We even listened to the bagpipes and had a go at some Scottish dancing!
This learning is an important part of our personal, social emotional development curriculum and our teaching on British Values as they help our children to understand about identity and the culture and celebrations of others in comparison to our own. It is also an excellent opportunity to talk to the children about every child's right to practice their own culture (UNCRC Article 30) and how important this is to their development as an individual and their sense of belonging as part of a group.