Children have learnt what police dogs do, by chasing people, looking for people and finding lost items. Children discussed in a small group what dog they liked and majority of the children said Darcie. We also discussed the importance of how we act around animals for example, " be kind and gentle"
When the children were learning about Finns Law, the children asked questions such as:-
1. Why did he hurt Finn
2. Is Finn okay
3. Finn saved Dave
When the children were asked what we could do, to make sure Finn and other Emergency Services Animals weren't hurt any more children have said " we need to be kind to them and people shouldn't hurt them as it is not nice" Another child said " you need to take Finn to the vets" when looking at the photo of Finn lying down. After looking at photos children wanted to paint pictures of Finn and Dave.
Finns Law Part 2
Also during that week,the children helped to put together a letter explaining what they have learnt, why we should be kind to all animals and any artwork they did. Some of the children helped to send documents over about Finns Law and Animal Welfare Act 2006 to our local MP, Defra , Michael Gove and the prime minister. As a nursery we believe that the Animal Welfare Act 2006 should be updated to 5 years instead of 6 months. We have teamed up with @K9Finn and @TeamFinn on the nursery's twitter page to help make sure that every animal is protected and that Michael Gove, Defra and David Rutley stick to their promise of increasing the Animal Welfare Act 2006 sentence.
For the past couple of weeks the children have been learning about Finns Law. If you haven't heard Finn is a police dog that protected his handler when on duty for a police force. Where we see Brighton Police termly we wanted to teach the children the importance of what Emergency Services working animals do. The children at My First Friends Nursery looked at photos of Finn in a book that was written by Dave Wardell, called Fabulous Finn. The children also looked at pictures of Sussex and Surrey Police dogs. There were three photos of police dogs called Mylo, Bobby and Darcie.