What a lovely first week we’ve had in Nursery. The children have settled in beautifully and are already showing some great learning. They’ve made new friendships and enjoyed playing with old friends too. There has also been plenty of opportunities for practising and demonstrating some fantastic physical skills both indoors and outdoors.
One of the stories we’ve listened to this week is ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and the children have enjoyed using the enhanced story telling area to experiment building houses for the pigs.
We’ve loved receiving your postcards over the summer and reading all about your adventures and activities. It would be lovely if we received some whenever our KPI families visit a new attraction or go on holiday. The children have really enjoyed showing their postcards and talking about their travels 😊
Welcome to the new term here at KPI. All children in Years 1 and 2 were welcomed back to their new classrooms by their new teaching staff and children in the Foundation classes have now all started school. It’s been lovely hearing about everyone’s summer and we’re all very excited to start the new term.
We’ll be sharing photos of the children settling into their new classes soon.
Parents or caregivers with a specific concern about their child’s behaviour. They are most likely to benefit when their concerns are around a relatively discreet, mild to moderate behavioural issue and when parents can independently implement parenting plans that are generated during each 2-hour group discussion.
What is covered in sessions with parents?
0 – 12 Discussion Groups:
Dealing with disobedience. This discussion topic provides examples of common forms of disobedience and some reasons why children have difficulty learning to follow instructions. A number of positive parenting strategies are then introduced to help parents develop a personal plan to prevent disobedience, teach their child limits, and also to manage disobedience when necessary.
Hassle-free shopping/outings with children. This discussion topic uses shopping trips as an example of one of the most common times parents have to deal with difficult behaviour in public. Positive parenting strategies are discussed as step-by-step suggestions for preventing problems and teaching children how to behave on trips. Parents develop individualised plans to manage problem behaviour during their own outings and are encouraged to transfer new parenting strategies to other potentially difficult community situations.
Teen Discussion Groups:
Building Teenagers’ Survival Skills. This discussion topic explores why teenagers sometimes make risky decisions and how they can learn to keep themselves safe while gradually developing independence. Parents are introduced to positive parenting strategies to help their teen plan for a situation which may potentially put their health or wellbeing at risk.
Reducing Family Conflict. During this discussion, parents share some of their experiences of conflict with their teenager and discuss why sometimes this occurs in families. Several positive parenting strategies are introduced to help parents teach their teens how to get along with other family members and resolve problems. Ways to manage times when conflict affects the whole family are also discussed.
Tuesday 5th February was Safer Internet Day across the UK. The whole school took part in Safer Internet Day activities and the day provided a fantastic opportunity to engage with children about their digital lives.
To help you talk to your children about having a positive and safe time online, the UK Safer Internet Centre have created a pack for parents and carers, including conversation starters, a fact sheet,family pledge card and more! You can find all of this by going to their website.
KPI are running a ‘Book in a Jar’ competition after half term to celebrate World Book Day. Children are invited to think about a how a favourite book could be represented in a jar. Please see the attached letter for details.