Yesterday we celebrated World Animal Day at nursery.
As well as doing lots of activities about animals, in our groups we talked about the animals that we had at home and how we looked after them and the other animals in the world that we liked and why.
In Rainbow Group we had a 'Big Think' and talked about why and how to look after and respect all animals from the tiniest worm in the nursery garden to pets, wild animals and the biggest whales in the sea...and how to look after them and keep them safe.
The important discussion we had with the children helped them to learn about respecting the world around them and the creatures in it as well as each other. This gives our children the opportunity to further understand the world, it is an essential part of out Personal, Social and Emotional Development curriculum and our Right Respecting School curriculum too. The discussion also gave our children the opportunity to do their 'good talking' about their experiences with animals at home such as pets or animals that they see in the garden or out and about in the community, supporting their language and communication development.