Taking Care of Babies

Mon 15 Jan 2024 | Latest News 2023 - 24, Reception, Science

Article 24 (health and health services) Every child has the right to the best possible health.

Article 28 (right to education) Every child has the right to an education.

Article 29 (goals of education) Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for the environment.

Article 31 (leisure, play and culture) Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

On return to school we have started to learn about ‘growth’. This term is a very exciting one when we look for changes in our natural environment as the seasons turn from winter into spring.

We began our learning journey by thinking about our own growth and what we need to do to stay healthy and grow into strong adults. Mrs. Fradgley showed the children a photograph of herself as a baby. The children talked about the age of the photograph and decided if they thought it was new or old. They talked about the style of clothes that the people were wearing. They concluded that the photograph was quite old when they found out the baby in the picture was Mrs. Fradgley. The children knew that the photograph was taken many years ago and chatted about all the things that had changed about Mrs. Fradgley since then.

The children then thought about how they had changed since being a baby and how they had grown. The talked about how they looked different and all the things that they had learned to do. They turned their attention to how we need to care for the young and when looking after young living things they know that we all have responsibilities. The children demonstrated this when they were caring for the babies in the bath. They showed empathy and care when handling the babies. Some children sang to them and others were very careful not to get soap in their eyes.