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Social Networking

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Any social networking site has potential for good and bad – its the privacy settings and behaviour of people using it that are so important. Parents and carers need to monitor all social media use and talk to their children about their safe use and particularly about sharing photos and videos.

The one cropping up in the news and apparently popular at the moment is,  this is a music video community – based around social network for sharing user-generated music videos. You can upload your own videos, remix others’ work, or browse content created by other users and by more famous recording artists. Because it involves popular music, there can be lots of swearing and sexual content in the songs. However, some families have encountered explicit sexual material despite the available settings and controls in the app. Because users can select whether to share their videos with their friends or the general public, you should adjust  settings accordingly. Read the app’s privacy policy to find out about the types of information collected and shared.

The Terms and Conditions don’t clearly specify any age restrictions but according to Common Sense Media 16+ would be recommended.



Attendance W/C 16th January

Thursday, 26 January 2017

•Reception 96%
•Year 1 96%
•Year 2 97%
•Year 3 98.3%
•Year 4 98%
•Year 5 96%
•Year 6 97%

Average overall attendance was 97%.

Good attendance achieved this week!

A reminder that leave of absence can only be granted under exceptional circumstances. The Government are quite clear on the importance of children’s full attendance in school and Headteachers’ responsibilities in ensuring maximum attendance.

Leave of absence is judged on individual merit and circumstances judged in line with other schools in the area to ensure a consistent approach is achieved by all local schools.

Nursery Enjoy the Snow

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

The nursery children made the most of the snow fall last week. They ventured onto the school field and found just enough snow to make a snow ball or two. The children commented on the properties of the snow “it’s cold” and “it feels wet”. One child commented that “the sun will make the snow go away because the sun is hot, hot, hot.”

Pupils Performance Poetry

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

We were all in the hall on Friday listening to each class perform a poem. Everyone spoke clearly and confidently and remembered their lines very well. There was a wide selection of poetry chosen to perform by each class. Reception gave us a novel rendition of “Hickory Dickory Dock,”

Year 4 performed “Macavity the Mystery Cat by T.S. Eliot and Year 6 performed “Caged Bird by Maya Angelou.”

Click on the links below to hear a short snippet from them all. The first one takes a few seconds to play so wait a little.

Performance poetry recep and KS1
Years 3 and 4
Years 5 and 6