For the Attention of All Parents…

Last week, Reception had some very special visitors in school.  The Fire Brigade came into school to explain to the children how important it is to stay safe with fire.

They discussed with the children the importance of having a smoke alarm fitted in all homes.

They have very kindly told us that if any families do not have a smoke alarm fitted, you can call 4441827 and get a smoke alarm fitted in your homes free of charge.

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.

 

Children’s Mental Health Week

This week in school is Children’s Mental Health Week.  We have focused on discussing with the children how we are all unique and how we should all embrace this.  The children have discussed amongst their peers, how it is important to show people respect and love, even if we are all different.

As a school, we recognise that we all have different skills and talents which we bring to our school.  From children who dance, play football, go swimming, singing and gymnastics (and many more talents!).  We discussed how it is very important to be ourselves because we are all so special and invaluable.

We are very proud of every single child in school, and each child should be very proud of themselves too!

The children will all be completing a task in school to consolidate their understanding of how important and valued they are and their feelings.

 

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. 
 

In Service Day

All parents/guardians,

Just a little reminder that both schools are open on Friday 9th February.

There will be an in service day for both schools on Friday 23rd February.

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

The Event for Year 6 Pupils

The next Event for Year 6 pupils is tomorrow evening at St. Joseph’s.

If any children are interested in attending then please let the Year 6 teachers know in advance.

The next event will be on the 21st February.

 

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

We hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and would like to wish you a very happy new year.

The children have all settled back into school very well and have shown us that they have great expectations for the year ahead.  We can’t wait to see what your children are going to achieve within the next term.