Understanding the World Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community. The frequency and range of children’s personal experiences increases their knowledge and sense of the world around them – from visiting parks, libraries and museums to meeting important members of society such as police officers, nurses and firefighters. In addition, listening to a broad selection of stories, non-fiction, rhymes and poems will foster their understanding of our culturally, socially, technologically and ecologically diverse world. As well as building important knowledge, this extends their familiarity with words that support understanding across domains. Enriching and widening children’s vocabulary will support later reading comprehension. (Statutory Framework Sept 2021)
Ivy League Nursery will be raising money during the year to support those less fortunate than ourselves.
The 2 Charities that we have opted to support are:
ORPHANS INTERNATIONAL (OI) (Romania) - Orphans International – Helping Children Around The World
HEAVERS COURT CARE HOMES (UK) - https://www.careuk.com/care-homes/heavers-court-croydon?utm_source=Organic&utm_medium=GMB&utm_campaign=Heavers-Court
The nursery will do this through sponsored walks, events, and the sports day etc. Sending money and resources to the young children in Romania and sharing gifts with the residential care home.
We will also be attending the residential home to share craft and music sessions with the elderly.
There is a huge amount of evidence to support the benefits for both children and adults including a series featured on channel 4. (Benefits of Nursery children visiting residential care homes - Nurseries (kidsplaychildcare.co.uk)
Romania is still Europe’s second poorest country and the impact of poverty on families is devastating. Often children are institutionalised because their parents cannot afford to keep them. About 20,000 children are still living Orphanages in Romania today. Over 60.000 are still in care of the State. But what children need is one-on-one love, care, and proper relationships.
OI has formed a fruitful relationship with Hand of Help, a privately run Orphanage and home to up to 120 Orphans from babies up to 18 years old.
Orphans International – Helping Children Around the World
Children within the nursery will have the opportunity to learn about others around the world. They will share their own knowledge and experiences and broaden their own language skills. They will also learn from the experiences of children and the elderly in their own environments through photos, pictures, letters, and face to face contact.