Head's Blog

Books.....

 

The term is flying by quicker than ever and we are as busy as ever! We are very much looking forward to the year three and four residential at the end of this term. Thank you to all the parents who came to the information evening last week. If you missed it, please do not worry; you should, by now, have received an email with the Power Point from the evening, a consent form and a kit list.

 

Many thanks to all of you who helped your children look amazing on World Book Day! We had a great day using Maths story books as our focus. The book swap was very popular and it was lovely to see so many of you come and share a book with your child in the morning. Take a look at some of the amazing photographs….

 

This week we will be visited by the Book Bus, a new venture. If you can support us by buying a book that would be great but if not please do not worry. FOYs will be holding a book sale later in the year where the many books you have kindly donated will be sold.

 

E Safety

 

I cannot believe how quickly this term is going! We have been very busy in all aspects of school life and the children (and adults!) are all working very hard. It was lovely to see so many of you at the RE assembly last Wednesday. The children really enjoyed the week and leant a huge amount. Have a look at the blogs on the class pages!

 

Earlier in the month Simon Aston, NCC Online Safety Officer, visited both schools to work with the children on different aspects of E-Safety and digital resilience.  The children enjoyed a successful and enlightening day as did the staff! The parent’s information evening was really well supported, thank you and I am sure we all learnt something new. Simon’s approach with children and adults alike was very much about acknowledging the huge online presence. He focussed on teaching children how to be discerning users and manage their exposure to social media and online gaming. The message is much less about parent controls and more about how we can support children in their use of the internet; talking to them about their gaming and interests, enforcing digital free bedrooms and insisting on breaks from technology especially before bed is all very good advice.

 

I will be emailing home two information sheets – ‘Online safety within the home’ and ‘Online Gaming – An introduction for parents and carers’. These will be added to the Recent Letters section of the website. Below are links to some useful websites

 

https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers/hot-topics/digital-wellbeing

 

https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/digital-resilience-toolkit/

 

https://www3.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/children-families-education/help-and-protection-for-children/protecting-children-information-for-parents-and-carers/Pages/bullying-and-online-safety-parents.aspx

 

If you are on Twitter or Instagram yourselves Simon regularly posts information and links on the most up to date changes to e safety.

 

Instagram – ncccybersafe      Twitter – NCCcybersafe

 

 

If you attended the parental information evening, I would be grateful if you could give us some feedback using the letter we have sent home; if it is easier, by all means email.