On Tuesday 6th February, we are taking part in Safer Internet Day in school. All classes will be taught by the eCadets, with the theme of creating an internet superhero! Children will come to school dressed as a superhero of their own choice.
Mrs Smith and Mr Hay have achieved the first part of the Rainbow Flag Skilled Teacher Award. School meets the criteria for recognising and consistently challenging HBT language and behaviours. Staff challenge all aspects of homophobic bullying.
Next steps: Organise the LGBT Ambassador Project Package.
The classes have all had a chance to look inside a living wagon that belongs to a grandparent of children that go to our school. The children were able to go inside, ask questions about the history of the wagon and also meet a special four legged friend! Some of the parts of the wagon were over 100 years old.
A big thank you to Mr Hoggart for helping our school achieve the Sainsbury’s Gold Sports Award. In 2016-2017, we entered a number of events including: rugby, tennis and cross country. The number of children participating in sports and active games increased too. Well done everyone!
Children attending breakfast club are encouraged to run at least one mile every morning before 9 a.m. Mr Hoggart and Mr Johnson encourage all children to participate. The activity is proving very popular with children from Reception to Year 6.
Mr Ramsey is West Cornforth Primary School’s dedicated Chair of Governors. Please click on the link below to read his end of year letter to parents.
Share Aware Campaign
Share Aware, from NSPCC and O2, gives parents all the tools they need to have regular and informed conversations with their child about staying safe online. Under 20% of parents discuss online safety regularly with their children but we want to get every family talking about their child’s life online, just as they would their day at school.
Parents can sign up to the Icebreaker email series and become an expert in their child’s online world in 6 weeks, follow our four simple steps to keeping kids safe online, watch our film ‘Safety advice from a 10 year old’ or visit Net Aware – our guide to your child’s social networks apps and games.
The internet is a great place for kids to be, being Share Aware makes it safer.
Suggested Tweets (NSPCC are asking people to tweet between 9am and 12 on launch morning, Tuesday 16th
- Just like in real life, kids need our help to stay safe online. Teach your child to be #ShareAware with @NSPCC and @O2 https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/
- Teach your child to be #ShareAware online, with step-by-step advice from @NSPCC https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/
At West Cornforth Primary School, we pride ourselves on being safe when we are online and using digital devices. There is an eCadet group that regularly helps and advises children in school. This group took over the teaching of digital literacy for Safer Internet Day 2017. They planned, resourced and delivered lessons to each class in school. The group received excellent feedback from both children and teachers! Well done to Emily, Ellie, Madison, Logan, Harvey, Caitlin, Robert, Joe and Harvey.