This week we were fortunate to welcome Roger Pickett, Fire Officer and Dementia Awareness ambassador, came to Clearwell to educate us about Dementia. We learn to what it is, how to recognise symptoms and how to support people with dementia. It was so interesting and some of the key things that we learnt were:
- Some people with dementia find it very difficult to see white objects, so white food on white plates, smoke alarms on white ceilings and all white bathrooms can be challenging.
- When some people with dementia go for a “wander’ they often go to places that they used to frequent in their youth.
- Some people with dementia can continue with their everyday life but support is needed from those around them and society.
In addition to this, Roger shared with us information about the Safe and Well checks that the fire brigade carry out free of charge. The information is on the leaflet below.
We have been learning how to cross stitch in Willow class and we fond to therapeutic. A number of children, boys and girls said how they wanted to get a cross stitch for Christmas. Here are a few of the children and their representations of poppies.
This week saw the last welly walk and some of the children made Christmas trees and decorations. We love the creativity of the children as well as learning the importance of learning what is and isn’t safe to eat. Here are a few of their creations.
Thank you all so much for the donations received for the raffle. We have decided to have a separate children’s raffle. Tickets are on sale at 20p each. The main prize is a Kindle Fire. Children have been given one raffle ticket for every golden time that they have earned this term, lots of children have received 13 tickets! More can be earned during the next two weeks as well. We have listened to the children and are continually rewarding those children who always follow the behaviour policy. Here are a selection of the prizes.