Year 5 Green Treat

Year Five have had a fantastic afternoon celebrating ‘Green Treat’. We decided that we would have a games afternoon to celebrate a term of superb behaviour.

The children had such fun playing Top Trumps, Fantastic Gymnastics, Hedbanz, Jenga Boom, Rubik’s Race and many more.

Some of the boys took on the role of our class ‘DJ’ and at the end of the afternoon some children decided to have a boogie!
We all agreed it was a great way to end such a great, successful term in Year Five!

Safer Internet Day 2018

Tomorrow is Safer Internet Day in school.

This years theme is to ‘Create, connect and share respect: A better Internet starts with you’.

The children all had an assembly to discuss the importance of staying safe online today.  Key Stage One attended an assembly with Miss Fenwick and Key Stage Two attended an assembly with Mrs Godfrey.  The children were encouraged to think about strategies to ensure that they are as safe as they can possibly be whilst online.

Figures have revealed that:

  • 20% of children think their parents are unaware of what they do online
  • 25% of Facebook users are under 10
  • 43% of children would change their online behaviour if they knew their parents were watching
  • 55% of children have given personal info to someone they don’t know.

All children were made aware that a lot of their private information and photographs can be seen even from private accounts.  We discussed how the children should be aware of the information they are uploading whilst online.

The children were given 4 Top Tips today to prevent them from being at risk whilst online:

  • Tip 1 – People you don’t know are strangers, they are not always who they say they are. Talking to strangers can lead to danger.
  • Tip 2 – Always be kind when talking online to friends, just like you would in the playground.
  • Tip 3 – Keep your personal information private. Don’t ever give away secrets like where you live or where you go to school.
  • Tip 4 – If you are ever worried or get a funny feeling about something you have read online then always tell a trusted adult.

All children will be completing age appropriate activities in their lessons this week to show their understanding of the importance of staying safe whilst online.  Please find attached a ‘Safer Internet Day’ video and please try to find some time to reinforce the importance of staying safe online with your children.

 

Year 5/6 Music Festival

For parents of children who are taking part in the Year 5/6 Music festival…
 
Here is the link to the songs (music and lyrics) that the children are learning for the Music Festival. 
 
As you can see there are a lot of words to learn. It would be greatly appreciated if you could support your children to learn the songs at home.
 
Thank you. 
 

Time to Talk Day

Today is Time to Talk Day which takes place on the first Thursday in February. This morning year 6 played games to initiate conversation about any worries they may have.

It’s a day that brings the nation together to get talking and break the silence around mental health problems.

Get involved with Time to Talk Day on Thursday 1 February 2018

Too often, people who experience a mental health problem are also expected to take the lead on talking about mental health in the wider sense. Time to Talk Day encourages everyone to talk about mental health.

Mental health problems affect one in four of us yet people are still afraid to talk about it. For people with mental health problems not being able to talk about it can be one of the worst parts of the illness. So by getting people talking about mental health we can break down stereotypes, improve relationships, aid recovery and take the stigma out of something that affects us all.

Since Time to Talk Day first launched in 2014, it has sparked millions of conversations in schools, homes, workplaces, in the media and online.

 

Our Very Own Real Life Hero!

On Monday one of our Year Six children, Oliver, became a real life hero. Whilst at his grandparents’ house his gran very suddenly became unwell and Oliver sprung into action calling 999 and explaining to the emergency service team exactly what had happened. He remained calm until help arrived then contacted his parents to explain what had happened.

Well done Oliver, we are very, very proud of you.

Year 6 Change4Life Champions

Today our four Change 4 Life Champions, Finlay, Danny, Olivia and Lily, attended their very first training session at Mortimer Community School. They shared ideas with children from other schools and discussed what makes a good leader. They were a credit to St Aloysius and are all looking forward to the next session.

 

Year 6 English Cafe

Dear parents, after the success of the Maths Cafe in the Autumn Term, Year 6 would like to invite you to attend an English Cafe on Wednesday 24th January 2018. This will give you the opportunity to see what your children are being taught across all areas of English and how this impacts upon their SATs later this year.

We hope as many parents can attend as possible and look forward to seeing then.

Year 6

Year 3 Magnetic Fun

Year 3 have been experimenting with magnets at the start of their new topic ‘May the force be with you’.

We found that not all materials are magnetic, some magnets are much stronger than others and we even seemed to do some ‘magic’!!