Safeguarding alert

I have been made aware of a letter shared online from King Edward school warning about the dangers of social media and some issues children have had in our community. A copy of the letter can be found below. As always please ensure you are keeping your child’s devices safe and use our e safety pages for further advice or speak to teaching staff. Additionally if you’d like to change the collection arrangements for your child as the nights draw in please speak to the office.

Wake Up Wednesday – E Safety

TikTok is a video-sharing social media app available on iOS and Android which lets users create, share, and view user created videos much in a similar manner to Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. It’s main draw, however, is that users can record and upload bite-sized looping videos of themselves lip-syncing and dancing to popular music or soundbites, often for comedic effect, which can then be further enhanced with filters, emojis and stickers. TikTok has been designed with the young user in mind and has a very addictive appeal. At the beginning of 2019 it skyrocketed in popularity to become the iOS store’s most downloaded app with over 33 million downloads. Estimates suggest that it now has anything between 500 million and over 1 billion monthly active users worldwide.

We ❤️ to Read!

So blown away by all of the Motivated Moe’s that we have got in our class this week. Today the children worked with a partner to read a piece of text linked to our new story and took it in turns to listen to one another, and also tead it together. This is a great way of building confidence within reading and developing fluency.

Also, can I just say a massive WOW!!!! To all of the book packs that we had handed in today to be changed. An amazing 17 packs were brought back, which means lots of raffle tickets have been put in to the jar for the luxury reading hamper. KEEP IT UP YOU SUPERSTARS! Can we get 20 handed in on Friday?

Thank you to the grown ups at home for always supporting us.

Mrs Faulding

Buddy Reading 📚

Monday afternoon kicked off the first of our Buddy Reading sessions with children from Mr Ambler’s class in Year 5.

After our pledges last week to improve our reading and understanding of different texts, the children are keen to work hard in every way possible and can’t wait to read with some of the older children from our school.

We are so lucky that a group of children from year 5 have volunteered to do this with us on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  Thank you so much!!

Let’s show them how amazing we are guys 🌟

Mrs Faulding

 

Book Hook- Beegu

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What a spooky start to our week! We had a UFO crash land just outside our classroom!  

After that, the children put together the pieces of the puzzle to create the front cover of our new book ‘Beegu’. They wrote their predictions of what our new text will be about and how does it link to the flying saucer outside our classroom? 🛸

We can’t wait to read the book to find out more and see if their predictions were correct!

Mrs Faulding

Meet Wilbur!

Today we had a very special visitor to Class 9 – Wilbur the exploring penguin.

He wants to explore what’s outside our garden gate so he will be coming home with different members of the class. He’s got his very own passport so you can take a picture and write a story about what Wilbur has seen.

Look out on the blog to see where he has been.

Fabulous Hook Week

Class 6 had an amazing week to hook us into our new ‘Would you like to live in a place like this?’ expedition. We went on walks around Thorne to look at the different types of houses, the canal and some of the historical buildings. We made collages of some of the well known shop signs that we saw, made portraits of our families using buttons to decorate our home corner reading area and even linked our maths learning by making houses with tens sticks for walls and ones blocks for windows.

We can’t wait to learn more about the wonderful place we live in!

As always, we would like to thank you all for your support in joining us for our outings. Your help is very much appreciated.