Rising 5s

This month in the Rising Fives our mind map focus is about the weather and seasons. Here are some of the activities that we will be carrying out to explore the different seasons and weather changes.

  • Floating and Sinking
  • Exploring Hot and Cold
  • Weather crafts
  • Catching rain fall
  • Different clothing / dressing up
  • Leaf printing

We are hoping to hold a harvest festival this month and would kindly ask if you could donate any unwanted long lasting/ unperishable foods.

We would like to wish all our school leavers the best of luck in their new schools, we will miss them. Also, a big welcome back to our children that have been off or the summer holidays and to all the children that will be moving up to Rising Fives from the Little Learners.

Little Learners

This month in the Little Learners we are going to be learning about “Our bodies” and the way they work. We will also be looking at the 5 senses.

Here are some of the activities we will be carrying out:

  • Food tasting
  • Smelling (good and bad)
  • Exploring different textures using a variety of materials and resources
  • Listening to different sounds, quiet and loud and talking about the familiar sounds we hear every day and sounds that we may rarely hear.
  • Talking about people that may have visual, hearing and mobility impairments.

We will be exploring differences and similarities and we would also like you to kindly explore this at home if possible.

We would also like to give a big welcome to Raphael and to the Little Learners who have recently joined us.

Baby Learners

This month in Baby Learners our theme is “Autumn” We will be doing lots of arts and crafts and creating a new autumn display board. We will be going on walks around town and enjoying the Autumn sunshine.

We would like to give a warm welcome Sienna and Kian who are joining us in the Baby room.

Please may we ask for a family photograph or two for our family display? We can print these out if this is easier to email them over.

Staff Training

Staff have recently been completing training courses online using our online training provider Noodle Now and NDNA to update their knowledge and experience. One specific area of training we have been focusing on is Prevent.

Since the introduction of the Prevent Duty Guidance in 2015 (A guidance for specified authorities in England and Wales on the duty in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 to have due regard for the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism). Staff have been updating their knowledge for us to comply with this.

KDN have clear robust policies and procedures in place that outline how the setting and those working in it can identify and manage risks.

Staff understand their role and responsibilities on how to protect children from extremism and how to identify specific children at risk. For example, a sudden change in behaviour and being absent from nursery for long periods of time.

Staff know what action to take after identifying a child at risk.

Our setting has also embedded The Fundamental British Values.

We have also updated our safeguarding policy to reflect the above. As a setting it is important for us to be aware of these risks and how to protect the children in our care, we would also like to raise awareness for you to be able to identify and spot risk and that you are aware of the following:

  • Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
  • Honour Based Violence (HBV) including Forced Marriage (FM)
  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
  • Domestic abuse / violence
  • Prevent, Radicalization and Extremism

You can find out more information on the following sites:

Note to all parents

Please can all parents make sure their child has a spare change of clothes in their bag and that their bag is on their peg. Please can all items of clothing be labelled with your child’s name?

May we kindly remind you to log on to your child’s Learning Journey and view their assessments and see how your little ones are progressing at nursery.

We hope you all enjoyed the beautiful summer and we thank you for your continued support

All the KDN team