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This week we planted carrots and peas! Our potatoes have also started to grow. After that, we gave everything a good drink of water.
On Wednesday after school, an exciting discovery was made by Miss Evans… a Pied Wagtail bird has decided one of our watering cans is the perfect place to make a home. Take a look at our visitor sitting on the roof (watching us) and then hopping back to her eggs. Now we’ve had a sneak peak, I think we’ll leave her in peace and hopefully we’ll hear the chirp of hungry chicks soon!
And… here’s the video (she’s on the shed roof):
See you next week!
Miss Lawson and Mrs Hall
We have been super busy in Gardening club! This week we have been planting potatoes and continuing to remove weeds from the other beds, ready to plant more fruit or veg. Here are some photos:
Why not go and have a look at our hard work next time you’re near the garden at school?!
The Foundation of Light and Ashley Primary School are hosting a coffee morning on Wednesday 2nd May at 8.30 for all parents and family members of Ashley Primary School.
The Foundation of Light will be there to talk about their FREE family learning course available to parents and family members of Ashley Primary.
This course will help you develop your confidence and social skills. There will be activities that will help you make decisions, identify your strengths and be more confident working with others.
The course is ideal for those looking to move into work in the future or just develop their confidence and social skills
During the coffee morning we will talk about what is involved in the course and try out some activities involved, including:
*Buzz personality tests (what animal are you and what does it say about you!)
*Coping with pressure countdown quiz
*Dragons Den – Who would you invest in?
Biscuits will be provided and we promise it won’t feel like you are back at school!
Every Friday afternoon playtime, there’s nothing better than dancing the time away to our favourite songs on the yard – it’s even better when the sun is shining!
Check out our video below:
Let Miss Lawson know your favourite song and who knows, you may hear it one Friday! Have a great weekend everyone, don’t forget your sun cream.
Ofsted is inspecting your school, and would like to hear your views, You can do this by completing an online pupil questionnaire at the following link:
Your views are really important to us and will help inspectors understand your experience of school. The questionnaire will close at 11am on 06 February 2018, to give the Inspector time to look at the results. The questionnaires work in Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Browser 11, and on mobiles and tablets when you copy and paste the link into the browser.
We do not ask for your name, so you will not be identified from the responses you make.
The Council’s Sport and Leisure team is offering a fantastic new multi activity camp which includes 5 days of fun and entertainment as part of their sports coaching programme.
The camp is a great opportunity to keep children active over the school holidays while also allowing parents to maintain work commitments.
Children can enjoy this jam-packed week of activities, playing a huge range of sports including football, basketball, athletics, dodgeball, cricket, volleyball and lots more. They can also develop their skills in sports they haven’t tried before and take part in team games and races.
On from Monday 12 – Friday 16 February from 9.30am – 3.30pm, the course will take place at Hebburn Central on Monday & Friday and at Temple Park Centre from Tuesday – Thursday.
Free early drop off is available from 9am and free late pick up until 4pm.
The course costs £50 for the full 5 days or £12 per day and is suitable for children aged 5 – 14 years old.
To book simply complete a course enrolment form at one of the leisure facilities. Please note spaces are limited.
For more details about the Multi Activity Camp and other sports coaching sessions taking during February half term visit www.southtyneside.gov.uk/sports
Parents – we have been informed by Northumbria Police that the below event will be held:
“Concerned about what your child is seeing on the Internet? Not sure how to keep them safe online? Want to know how to set privacy settings on mobile devices? For these answers and a lot more information on how to keep yourself and your family safe online come and meet the Southern Community Engagement Team and our partners from O2 on Tuesday 6th February between 10am and 12pm at The Word South Shields. O2 will have two of their technical ‘gurus’ there to answer any questions you may have as part of ‘Internet Safety Day’ “ If you would like more information on this event please contact the Southern Community Engagement Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Safer Internet Day
Safer Internet Day 2018 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 6th February with the slogan ‘Create, Connect and Share Respect: a better internet starts with you.’
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
The UK Safer Internet Centre – a partnership of three leading charities; Childnet, the South West Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation – provide resources for children, schools and families, and tools for getting involved at www.saferinternet.org.uk.
Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe.
The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet. Get involved to play your part!
UK Safer Internet Centre
The UK Safer Internet Centre is a partnership of three leading charities – Childnet International, South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) and the Internet Watch Foundation – with a shared mission to make the internet a better place for children and young people.
The partnership was appointed by the European Commission as the Safer Internet Centre for the UK in January 2011 and is one of the 31 Safer Internet Centres of the Insafe network.
The UK Safer Internet Centre delivers a wide range of activity to promote the safe and responsible use of technology by children and young people:
- coordinates Safer Internet Day in the UK, reaching millions every year
- founded and operates an online safety helpline for professionals working with children in the UK, including teachers and police officers
- operates the UK’s hotline for reporting online child sexual abuse imagery
- develops new advice and educational resources for children, parents and carers and teachers to meet emerging trends in the fast-changing online environment
- delivers education sessions for children, parents, carers, teachers and the wider children’s workforce, including free events across the UK
- trains children and young people to be peer educators and champions for the safe and positive use of technology
- shapes policy at school, industry and government level, both in the UK and internationally, and facilitates youth panels to give young people a voice on these issues.