Monthly Archives: October 2017

Polling day!

Good luck to the student council candidates across the school this week!

We went down to the polling station today to place our votes. The children were able to vote for one of the year 3 children who had been shortlisted. In our class this was Angela and Keira.

If they are elected, the children will have an important role in the school by representing the children and speaking out about important issues.

Miss Marsden ☺️

Muscle madness

We had great fun learning about muscles in science yesterday.

We learnt that our skeletons need muscles to move and that we have different types of muscles in our bodies. We learnt that some muscles are involuntary which means we can’t control them!

We were even able to see how our muscles move in antagonistic pairs by looking at this model!

Miss Marsden ☺️

More fantastic research

Thank you again to all the children who have done brilliant research at home this week.

I am really impressed with the wide range of tasks that are being completed.

Thank you to parents and carers for helping your children!

 Alan’s homework

 Joshua’s homework

 Etinosa’s homework

 Kaysha’s homework

Well done team 5!

Miss Marsden ☺️

Poetry Day

As part of poetry day, as a school we were set the task of performing a poem. Team 5 have learnt a poem all about autumn!

We are going to use our poem to perform in the Harvest assembly.

Our task was to perform our poems which meant we had to use expression in our voices and we also learnt actions to go along with our performances. We performed our poem outside within the autumn trees in keeping with the theme 🙂

Please watch and tell us what you think!

Miss Marsden 🙂

 

eSafety

On Friday 29th September, Mr Higginbotham talked to us all about e-Safety.

We learned the six rules of Online Safety;

1. Keep your personal information safe online.
2. People you meet online are strangers.
3. Be kind to other people online, just like you would in the playground or classroom.
4. Ask permission to go onto new websites.
5. Do not share photos or videos of others, without their permission.
6. If you get that “Uh, oh” feeling of butterflies in your tummy when you are online, tell an adult, straight away.

Mr Higginbotham even gave us this rules sheet to take home. He told us to put it somewhere where we could keep looking at it to remind us of the rules for how to be safe online.

We watched the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjfXzYbtX3Q to see Connor Maynard and his brother Jack doing a ‘Psychic reading’ using the power of Social Media. The children were amazed that within a few seconds of getting someones name, the team behind the scenes were able to get lots of information about the members of the public, like which school they went to, what they used to look like (from profile pictures) and what types of music they liked. It was an important reminder that our ‘digital footprint’ can always follow us. It is even more important to remember that the legal minimum age for all Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Musical.ly, etc.), is 13 years old! So none of the children at our school should be registered to these websites in their own name.

Don’t forget, we invite parents into our eSafety sessions once per term, so look out for a letter about the next one in the new year.