It is lovely to see everyone again, and we hope you had a lovely little break. We are settling back into routines and looking forward to the exciting new learning planned for this term.Technology and Cyber Safety
There is a parent evening coming up on Monday 17 August at 7:00 in the staffroom called 'Tackling Technology'.
It is aimed at Year 7 & 8 children but it could be helpful for parents of younger children too. Tackling Technology. Young people need new skills and guidance as they navigate their digital world. Breakdown of content:
- The developing teen brain. A look at some of the strengths and weakness of the teenage brain and how vital parents wisdom and experience can be during these years.
- Encourage parents with the significance part they play in keeping their students safe online. Discuss the advantages on the digital age and some risks.
- The digital footprint and its potential effect it has on students future. Cyber grooming and what parents need to know to keep their kids safe. Do’s and Don’ts for social networking.
- Internet filtering. Practical solutions for parents as well as answers to the questions “How much” and “At what age?” Cyber bullying and how to stay safe.
We will start on Monday afternoon (27th July). Please send your child/children to school each Monday this term in clothing (uniforms) which will allow them to be a) barefoot b) tumble and roll around. No tights please, as the children are much safer on the equipment if they have barefeet. Thank you! Lunchtime Games
A new duty has been established to help support our students during the long lunchtime play. From 1pm there will be games and fancy equipment for students to use on the courts beside Hub 3/4 (Where the pool will no longer be!). A teacher will be running games and activities for students, so do encourage your child/children to head over and check it out.Topics
We have a number of exciting learning topics this term, including Print Making, "Looking Forward" (our intergrated unit exploring classroom design, playground spaces and how to work collaboratively) and a Dance unit!