From time to time our children may come across content online which gives them ‘Yukky Feelings’ (makes them sad, scared or worried). It is especially important that children know to follow the Kidsafe Rules which we teach at Ashley:
- Walk Away
- Say No
- Tell a Trusted Grown-Up
There will always be risks posed to children, both online and offline and it is important that we give them the skills and strategies to be able to deal with these risks appropriately.
As grown-ups we can make sure we are aware of age restrictions on Apps and games, use privacy settings, block and report users or posts that are worrying and above all, communicate with our children. Remind them not to accept friend requests from people they don’t know and to check with a Trusted Grown-Up before sharing personal information.
As always there are some really useful websites where you can get a wealth of information.
- Childnet International
- UK Safer Internet Centre
- Parent Info
- Internet Matters
- NSPCC Online Safety
- Common Sense Media (I use this one lots)
Please also be reassured that when children are working online on school hardware that key strokes and content accessed/searched for is monitored and only age appropriate content is available.
I was incredibly impressed with the photographic talents and imaginations of my class today!
As part of our current Literacy topic – Observational Poetry – I asked the children to take a selection of photographs in and around our outdoor areas, but with one catch: the children had to remove themselves from the here and now, and imagine what else their captured images could represent. This was not an easy task and relied upon the children not only using their imagination, but also applying that to the literary techniques of metaphor, simile, personification, imagery and expanded noun phrases.
I can honestly say I am absolutely over the moon and amazed by not only their efforts, but also the way in which they applied themselves to the task with such enthusiasm and excitement.
You have blown Mrs H and I away today children – you shared your ideas and worked so well as a team. The end product? A wonderful array of photographs and ideas which will form the basis of our next Literacy lesson: writing a poem using metaphor and expanded noun phrases, in the style and structure of a poem we plan to study in class.
Well done 5JS! You should be proud of yourselves. I’m fairly certain I have some future photographers, poets and artists in my midst!
Miss Sanderson 🙂
Noor won her award for working hard to improve her reading.
Archie wrote a super letter to Mrs Todd in an attempt to persuade her to take a holiday on the Isle of Struay, the home of Katie Morag. Mrs Todd is thought to be considering visiting this summer!
Well done to you both. We are very proud of you.
On Friday 15th February some children from Year 5 & 6 took part in a rugby match at Mortimer Community College against Holy Trinity School.
The team was:
All of the children played brilliantly and they came away with a win 14 – 9 (you get 1 point for a try!)
Thank you to everyone who came to support – we do really appreciate it. Thanks also to Nathan who organised the fixture.
This week the children in Year 1 have been learning about Australia. We have worked really hard and our knowledge of the country is outstanding. Some of the facts the children found out at home were brilliant, thank you. We have displayed them in the window which faces onto the Infant Yard – please have a look.
Here are some photos of the rocks the children made using Aboriginal Symbols.
We know Mrs Todd is excited for tomorrow as we are planning on making Anzac biscuits!
Her are some photos of the costumes the children wore to represent Australia.
These posters were made by Mrs Jewtt’s class giving facts all about Australia.
We also had a very special message from Uncle Ross who works out in Australia as an engineer on Princess Cruises. He gave us lots of amazing information and we were very interested to find out that Australians find it offensive when people call Koalas, Koala Bears as they are not bears. Thank you Uncle Ross.