February News

February has been jam packed with activity, especially Valentine’s Day, which was full of love, fun and surprises at Monkey Puzzle Twickenham.

Children made gifts,cards and wrote Valentine messages for their parents. In the afternoon, they baked cakes and biscuits for their loved ones and enjoyed the tea party followed by music and dance.

During Circle Time, we have learned about emergencies and how to deal with people who are hurt or ill. We’ve used the Nursery phone to practise dialing 999 and pretended to talk about our emergency with the “operator” in the “control room”. We’ve learned big words like: “CPR”, “chest compressions” and “rescue breaths” and practised saving our baby dolls’ lives while counting to 30. We hope you like our pictures. In case of emergency, dear mummies and daddies, please rest assured that you can now count on us to save you!

We’ve been really excited to receive a visit from the Ambulance service and John, the lovely paramedic who told us all about his work. He taught us how to deal with life-threatening situations, to call 999 and dressed us up into his gear. He also explained how important the ambulance service is for sick people and what we can do to help when we see someone getting hurt. His orange bag was really heavy and it had everything inside: oxygen tank, breathing mask, perfusions, medicines, etc. He also had a special book that told him what type of medicines to administer to the patient in the ambulance, depending on his/her age. He also had a goodie bag with story books and lots of games. We’ve learned so much form John! Thank you for visiting us and we are so proud of the amazing work you do.

We’ve had an amazing day at the Fire station today. The main firefighter was called Neil; he invited us in and was really funny.
We’ve made a long train and squeezed inside the fire station through the small door. There was a huge fire engine by the door, ready for us to explore it.
Neil helped us to get in, one by one, and we loved testing the firefighters’ gear, pretending that we are firemen.
Neil also explained what happens when there is a fire and he asked one of his colleagues to exemplify. You can’t imagine our surprise when all the lights went on and the firefighter slid down the pole and ran to the fire engine. He was so fast! He started the engine and drove around the building.
In the meantime, Neil got the fire gear ready and needed a volunteer to dress up as a firefighter. It was Charlotte and she was so hilarious!
You should have seen her!

Neil took us outdoors where he had set up a small house with four wooden fires, burning the windows. The firefighter helped us to hold the water hose and to aim at every fire in the house. We managed to put all the fires out and the firemen and congratulated us. It was such a fun day that some of us…fell asleep on the bus, on the way back. We’re looking forward to going on a new trip soon!!!