School Newsletter – 5 Feb 2016
Posted by: Debbie Rutter on February 10, 2016 at 10:53 am
Safer Internet Day – Tues 9th Feb
For our session we will read on an online book (from saferinternet.org) called ‘The adventures of Smartie the Penguin’. It is a simple story, giving the children chance to discuss what the penguin or they should do if something unfamiliar happens or pops up when they are playing on a computer or tablet. It also includes a song to remind children of what to do. I will record the song and display it is a QR code for the display, along with the words.
The children will be making a movie about how to keep safe on the internet.
E safety lesson: reading an e book together called Digiducks Big Decision which covers using the internet safely, and to think carefully whenever we send pictures or messages. It also talks about being a kind and caring friend on the internet as well as in real life. Children will write answers to questions about the story to make them think about the main messages. Children can also make a poster on internet safety using what they learnt from the story.
On Safer Internet Day, Year 3 will be looking at how we celebrate differences and considering how we treat and speak to each other both face to face, and through the use of the internet. We will be revisiting what it means to be safe and discussing ways in which we can seek help if a problem arises. We will be finishing by looking at ‘Jessica’s poem’ which discusses the ways we are different and how we view people and we will create a storyboard to illustrate the themes in this.
Year 4 is planning to create a class mascot, who is a fictional internet superhero. All of the children will have some form of input into creating this life size figure who keeps people safe while on-line.
Year 5 will use their dramatic and artistic skills to role play and storyboard short stories in which an e-dilemma is encountered and solved.
Year 6 will revisit the internet safety video Jigsaw by CEOP. We will talk about digital footprints and how they leave a trail that you lose control of and can always be traced. We will use the CEOP cyber cafe for 8-10 year olds to consider the following issues/safety concerns: chatrooms email – making the right choices, creating personal online spaces safely and web-browsing. Finally we will create SMART Posters showing the 5 SMART rules: safe, meeting, accepting, reliable, tell.
World Thinking Day – Mon 22nd Feb
Every year on 22nd February the Guiding and Scouting movements celebrate World Thinking Day. It is a day to reflect and think about other Guides and Scouts around the world and express thanks and appreciation for the international movement. This date was chosen because it is the mutual birthday of Robert Baden Powell and his wife, Olave Baden Powell, the founders of Scouting and Guiding back in the 1900’s. On this day children/ staff who are members of Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts may wear their uniform to school.
Year 5- Non uniform day Fri 12th Feb
Congratulations to the Year 5 children for achieving their 4th highest attendance certificate. They have been awarded with a non- uniform day on Friday 12th February.
Thank you to FLPS for organizing the Christngles. Also, a huge thank you to ‘Alan’s fruit and vegetable shop’ (Knutsford) for donating the oranges. A total of £277 plus gift aid was raised for the Children’s Society.
Madame Hay currently teaches French to Years 2-5 and German to Year 6. After half term Madam Hay will introduce the children in Year 1 and Reception to French. Initially, they will have one 20 minute lesson every two weeks.
Congratulations to the football team who fought through three tough matches to finish second at the multi-school tournament at HCCS.
The first two matches featured two of the best goals scored by the team this year. The first came from a crafty throw down the lane from Ethan Swain who perfectly measured his throw to land in front of Joe Kennelly, who then lifted a delicate chip over the ‘keeper. The second was a sublime team goal with every player involved.
The players were all rewarded with medals which, I am sure they will happily show off tomorrow! Thank you also to parents for their support through lifts and pitch side encouragement.
E Safety ( keeping safe in the digital world) – Thurs 25th Feb at 1.45pm
Thank you for the responses to this event. Please email me if you would like to attend and have not yet registered your interest. email@example.com
If your child’s medical information changes ie asthma please could you inform the office, who will update our records.
Best Wishes for a lovely weekend,
Sharon Dean (Head Teacher)