As parent & carers, online safety begins with you.
Young children are online before we know it. They are playing with connected toys, tapping & swiping touch screens, choosing programs to watch.
Being online has many benefits for young children, including opportunities to explore their creativity, but there can be many risks if young children use connected devices without supervision.
By talking to your child about online safety now you can lay the foundations for safer online experiences as they grow older.
Some useful information can be found using the below link
Just a reminder to be vigilant please.
See the below link for treating Head Lice & Nits.
Firework-free fun for the family
We could all do with a bit of magic this year. But with organised displays cancelled due to the restrictions, you may be asking yourself: ‘Is fireworks night cancelled this year?’
Do not fear, there are ways to make it good fun, bring the family together and make lovely memories, no fireworks required!
Celebrations without the risk
- Bring back some of the foody delights from your childhood – toffee apples, honeycomb, Parkin cake to name but a few. You could dip breadsticks in melted chocolate and sprinkles for your own edible fireworks. Get the BBQ out for hot dogs and marshmallows, rinsed down with hot chocolate. And don’t forget the jacket potatoes in tin foil!
- Why not go old school with apple bobbing. One of the oldest Bonfire Night traditions and it couldn’t be simpler to do. Just fill a basin with water and throw in some apples. Then grab an apple out with just your teeth (spoiler alert: leave the stalks on to make it a bit easier for the littlies). Get the kids to ask grandparents what games they used to play and bring them back to life with your family.
- Put the Guy back into Guy Fawkes Night – you might not be burning him on a massive bonfire, but you can have fun with the kids making your own Guy with old clothes and stuffing him with paper. Tell them the Guy Fawkes story as you stuff!
- Get creative with the littlies – splashes of paint on black paper make a beautiful fireworks display. Or paint toilet roll tubes and use orange or yellow tissue paper for the rocket.
- If sparklers are part of your staple, it’s best to wear gloves and have a bucket of water handy for spent sparklers, so no-one is tempted to pick up a used one. Children under five are too young to handle sparklers themselves.
- When everyone gets too cold or too tired, cuddle up on the sofa, turn off the lights and watch fireworks displays on TV – you can find loads on YouTube.
As we all know too well, the coronavirus pandemic has left children all over the UK with all sorts of stress & hardship to deal with. Buzy Bees will be raising money for Children in Need 2020 by taking part in sponsored walks throughout the week of 9-13 November.
We hope that you’ll join us to raise money. A sponsorship form will be coming home with your child this week if you’d like your child to join in.
Thank you for your support.
Walking & cycling to school are an important part of the Government’s active travel agenda & help build daily exercise into our lives.
As the evenings become darker, please find below a link to a guide which focuses primarily on teaching skills to children aged between 4 & 11, although there is some advice for younger & older children.
If so, you will need to apply for a place in a reception class in September 2021 for that child by the deadline of 15th January 2021.
for more information & to access the online application system.
If you need help with your application please contact the Family Information Service on 0800 587 8191
Buzy Bees 2020/2021 Term Dates:
Autumn Term 7 Sept – 18 Dec 2020
Half term 26-30 October
Spring Term 4 Jan – 31 March 2021
Half term 15-19 February
Summer Term 19 April – 21 July 2021
Half term 31 May – 4 June.
May Bank Holiday 3 May 2021
Spring Bank Holiday 31 May 2021
Buzy Bees Individual Children’s Photographs will be taken by Tempest on Wednesday 11th November. The photographer will be with us both in the morning & afternoon.
If your child does not attend on a Weds, please feel free to bring them along at 10.30 or 12.30. It would be useful to know in advance if you intend to bring your child in for a photo. Please advise the office by lunchtime on Tuesday 10th.
Currently it is not possible for parents to enter the premises. Please ensure you wear a mask & socially distance whilst queuing outside. Thank you for your continued support.
Household cleaning products can be dangerous to children. With all the additional cleaning being undertaken at present ROSPA have provided us with a magnetic fridge note/memo pad & a parent safety checklist. These will be coming home with your child this week.