11 May 2023
The Nursery children took part in a pretend sleepover on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th May. This was a unique way to differentiate the concepts of night and day and also to reinforce the habits needed for a healthy bedtime routine.
There was an air of excitement and anticipation as children brought their ‘overnighter’ bags,containing their pyjamas, slippers and even a small cushion! Many of the children had also decided to bring a cuddly friend to enjoy the sleepover with them.The classroom was cleared ahead of time by moving the chairs, tables and toys out of the way,then bedspreads were laid out and pillows were invitingly arranged.
To make the experience more authentic, the children first washed ,changed into their pyjamas and settled down to listen to a bedtime story in a cool, dimly lit room. They pretended to sleep, after which they were woken up by a soft bell and experienced the morning routine of washing up and changing. This was followed by a scrumptious and highly nutritious buffet breakfast of fruit, buns, butter, bread, jam, omelette, and juice with the most popular item being warm pancakes served with maple syrup.
Bringing to an end a memorable and fun learning activity,which enabled the children to experience the difference between night and day, and recognise the importance of routines, hygiene and eating a healthy breakfast.