Australian/Japanese Flu - 15th Jan 2018.
We have had one confirmed case of Australian/Japanese flu in Early Years. Whilst this is no cause for alarm, it is good to be aware so that you can take action if necessary. All pupils from Reception - Year 4 were offered the flu vaccination back in December. This covered this particular flu strain. If your child was absent, or you did not give consent for the spray to administered, you may want to consider contacting your GP to have the vaccination. Nursery children and Year 5 and 6 were not part of the government programme offered the vaccination. Although the treatment for flu is just fluids and rest, you should seek medical advice if you suspect your child has contracted the flu.
Let's Talk Pants!!!
Talking PANTS teaches children important messages, like their body belongs to them and they should tell an adult if they're upset or worried.
The NSPCC have launched a poem and a song to help parents and staff talk to children about this issue. What does PANTS stand for?
P - Pants are private
A - Always remember your body belongs to you
N - No means no
T - Talk about secrets that upset you
S - Speak up, someone can help
The NSPCC website has some great advice and activities you can do with you child to help keep them safe, as well as the Pantosaurus song.
Did you know that nearly a third of Islington’s five year-olds have had tooth decay?
Good habits will protect children’s teeth now and later on as adults, so it’s really important that they understand how to look after them from an early age.
Camden and Islington Public Health Team have produced a fun video called Shiny and Bright to get across the most important things that children and parents should know.
Go to the Whittington Health Oral Health Promotion page at