Exciting events this month

This month the children have all moved to their new rooms and are settling into routines.

We had our Wise Owl leavers’ party at the start of the month for our children who left us to go to school. We had a visit from Curious Critters and played party games followed by party food.

We hosted our duck race on 11th September and had lots of support from our wonderful families. We all had a fantastic time and raised £415 for Meningitis Now.

We had a magical evening for our Bat Watch on 17th September. The event was led by nature expert, Russell Hedley, from Nature Walks and Talks. We headed into the forest with bat detecting equipment and torches and we were very lucky to spot some bats. A truly wonderful experience.

Forest School

Tracy and Laura started their Forest School sessions with a group of children. Laura completed a “bear hunt” session where children had to find hidden bears in the forest and collect cards to place on their map. They then made bear necklaces from tree cookies and explored the meadow.

Tracy completed a scavenger hunt in the forest where children had to collect different natural items and sort them into different colours in egg boxes. They then finished the session by toasting marshmallows on the campfire.

Resources bought

Each room has spent money on Autumn resources to enhance the children’s learning.

Staff training this month

Emma D and Annalise have completed Makaton training.

All staff have completed training on the new statutory EYFS framework 2021 and Development matters 2020.

All staff have completed training on manual handling and Communication and Language.

Jasmine has completed training on prevent duty and British Values.

Rachael W, Kim, Kerry, Holly, Tasha, Tori, Rae, Annalise and Sophie have completed training on the introduction to the EYFS 2021.

Dates for your Diary
5th October - Wise Owl 2 Parent Information night 7:30-9pm
6th/7th/13th/14th October – Swimming lessons start for Wise Owl 2 children
11th October – Younger Duckling parents’ meeting 8-9:30pm
19th October – Older Ducklings parents’ meeting 8-9:30pm
12th November – Photograph Day (more details to follow)
11th December – Wise Owl 2 Nativity at Holy Trinity church (more details to follow)