Welcome to Minet!
It has been wonderful to welcome all the new children to Nursery over the past couple of weeks and we are pleased with the way they are settling and learning new routines. Some of the older children, who were with us last term, are acting as positive role models for the new children which is great to see. We feel privileged to be sharing your child’s first stepping stone of education. This is a time for new beginnings; making friends, and learning lots of new and exciting things each and every day. Our days will be filled with lots of wonderful experiences and opportunities for learning and growing during our Let’s Pretend’ topic.
This year the Safer Internet Day is on Tuesday 7th February and here at Minet we are joining the global campaign to promote the safe and responsible use of technology. We shall be starting the day with an assembly and then children will have a variety of follow up activities in class.
The theme is: Be the change: Unite for a better internet
The focus is on exploring how children and young people share images and videos online, from emojis to vlogs. (we will be explaining what these are to parents!) All of our content is aimed at children aged 5 to 7 years. We are also running a parent information session at 9am where we will share some of the information the children will hear and offer top tips to help you child keep safe when using the internet.
Fire Brigade visit
The London Fire Brigade (LFB) came to visit the Year two children on this month, to deliver fire safety workshops that taught us about fire prevention, detection and escaping safely from a fire environment.
The children took part in a basic fire safety workshop, with the emphasis on learning through play. We hope that the skills and knowledge gained by the Year two’s during the fire safety work shop will be used throughout their lives and into adulthood.
A Rights Respecting School
As part of our aim to promote a happy and successful school, we are working towards recognition as a ‘Rights Respecting School’. This is an award given to schools on behalf of UNICEF.
UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. In 1989 governments worldwide promised all children the same rights by adopting the UN convention on the rights of the child (CRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential. We will be sharing more information about this exciting development next month.