We were very excited on Thursday as all our children took part in our Scoot at Nursery Day.
Over the last few weeks we have be revisiting our learning about Road Safety This very important learning which makes up part of our safeguarding and safety curriculum is taught and revisited regularly to support the children’s understanding of the need to be safe, how to be safe and how adults support with this so that children can enjoy their right to be protected from harm as stated in the UNCRC Article 19 and Article 3. To support this learning, we decided to have a Scoot at Nursery day…what a great idea!
The children were invited to bring their scooters to nursery to use in the nursery garden, to enable us to further their understanding of how to be safe when they are out and about in the community. We took it in turns to get ready, putting on safety helmets and then used the nursery garden to practise our scooting skills. We practised stopping and starting and following the arrows in the garden to make sure that we were safe and looking for others, being respectful of their space and scooting at a safe speed. We also talked about being safe outside of nursery by looking and listening carefully and most importantly always staying with their grown ups.
Days like today help our children to get used to changes in routine at nursery, a key part of their personal development and supports them in making links between what we do at nursery and the wider world. It also reinforces the importance of being safe and helps them to take responsibility for theirs and their friends’ safety at an age appropriate level.
We had a fantastic time and the children were brilliant at sharing the space in the garden and remembering how to be safe.
For some useful information on Scooter Safety and Road Safety in general take a look at the links below.