Category Archives: Health and Well Being

Winter 2019/20 Respiratory Illness

The NHS have seen a large number of respiratory outbreaks in nurseries and schools in the past few weeks. These have caused service disruption with staff shortages and many pupils being absent from school/nursery.

The main symptoms being reported include:
– Fever
– Cough
– Sore throat
– Muscle aches
– Sore tummy
– Cold/Flu like symptoms
– headache

These symptoms are consistent with respiratory viral illnesses such as the common cold, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza.

Respiratory viruses are spread by breathing in droplets produced when a person coughs or sneezes. You can also catch the virus by touching the surfaces that the droplets have landed on if you pick up the virus on your hands and then touch your nose or mouth.

Key advice for parents and carers:
In the home the risk of catching or spreading flu/cold like illness can be reduced by:
• Regular hand washing with liquid soap and running water
• Covering nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing
• Using a disposable paper tissue, disposed off immediately after use.
• You can teach your child to sneeze into the ‘crook’ of their arm rather than their hands, if they don’t have a tissue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQINuSTP1jI
• Good general cleaning of surface that everyone touches often e.g. TV remote, light switches, door handles, toilet flushes and tap heads.
https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/common-cold
https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/flu
Children should not return to school until completely well and 48 hours after symptoms have stopped.

 

Celebrating Diversity

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We are planning to have a special event in May to celebrate our diversity within the school.

Katy Pudney, our Family Learning Worker, is  asking for parents  and carers who might be interested in getting involved and helping to make this happen to get in touch with her.

If you are interested, please come along on Thursday, school drop off, to find out more.

If you are not able to do this and are interested please get in touch with the school office and they will pass on your name to Katy.

We hope to have a mixture of activities—food, dance, stories etc celebrating our different cultures.

 

Keep Connected

Overview

The main focus of this unit is the importance of relationships and the contribution other people make to our well-being. Our sense of security and belonging is helped when we understand that we are part of a network of people who are special to us.

Unit 2 – Keep Connected key messages 

1. Relationships are important for our health and well-being

2. Belonging to a group can be a good way of building friendships

3. Good relationships are a two way thing

Nursery make Christmas Decorations

The children have been busy making salt dough Christmas Decorations. This is a fantastic experience that incorporates concepts such as Science when measuring the ingredients, Maths when counting and Expressive arts when exploring different materials and using their senses to create their decorations. Please find the recipe below if you would like to recreate the experience at home. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 cup salt

2 cups of flour

¾ cup of water

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl mix salt and flour together.
  2. Gradually stir in water. Mix well until it forms a doughy consistency.
  3. Turn the dough onto the bench and kneed with your hands until smooth and combined.
  4. Make your creations using the salt dough.
  5. Place the salt dough creations into the oven at 100C. The amount of time needed to bake depends on the size and thickness of the salt dough creations, approximately 3 hours.
  6. Allow to cool before decorating.

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