Early Years News - March 2019
EYFS PA Group Meet Again
The newly formed EYFS Physical Activity group meet again this month. The group that consists of external partners, early years practitioners and reception teachers has been formed through SASP early years team and a mutual goal of increasing physical activity within EYFS. This was the second meeting, some actions from this meeting resulted in a training day for staff, the further development of an EYFS Physical Activity audit for settings and sharing of some great resources and ideas. The group meets approx. three times a year and the next date is set for 28th June. We have an open door policy and willing to hear interest from anyone who feels they may develop the group further, if you are interested then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Full of Beans Reaches Milverton Pre School
Milverton Pre School successfully complete their second Full of Beans family session. The children experienced a range of games focusing on working in teams with families. The Pre School also provided the children & families with fruit and water at our break time, this helps to encourage healthy snacks and lunch boxes. The feedback we have had so far has been fantastic from staff and families, keep a look out for a new case study on our Early Years website page for more information about Milverton Pre School Full of Beans.
Physical Activity Message shared at SSE Conference
The Early Years team were able to share and cascade the important message of increasing physical activity into education settings across Somerset at a recent SSE conference. Support Services for Education who are a strong partner with SASP invited us to present the importance of physical activity throughout the ages (importantly primary and early years). Events like this really help us to spread the message to practitioners and increase confidence levels. Thanks you SSE for inviting us and to all of those who attended.
First Steps Nursery get a Taste of Full of Beans
First Steps Nursery in Shepton Mallet had their first session of Full of Beans, the weather wasn't on our side on the day however we still managed to get all the children and staff physically active indoors within the setting. For the second visit that has been booked in the children and staff are going to show Dan their version of the "Daily Mile" however they do the "Daily March" followed by another Full of Beans session hopefully in an outdoor space.
Westover Little Stars have fun with Full of Beans
Sharon and Claire from Westover Little Stars (Nursery practitioners) currently sit within our Early Years Physical Activity group, at our last meeting we got talking about how to engage families with physical activity. We decided to try a Full of Beans families session at the setting where we invited all the families. Getting families engaged with sessions is often one of the hardest things to do for Nurseries, a few days before our first session Sharon sent across this email "Hi Dan, Letters for the Full of Beans group have gone out and we have 7 families confirm that they will attend!!!" The first session was a great success and we had some lovely feedback from the Families. We have now booked in our second session where we are going to surprise all the families with the Nurseries Daily Mile. The Daily Mile is something that Westover have been trying to promote for a while to all the families for them to attend so we are aiming to give them a taste of what it is all about.