E-Safety Week

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This week we are celebrating and learning about E-Safety and how to stay safe online through both Social Media and online gaming. Here are some resources for parents with guidance on how to ensure your children stays safe online and some tips for discussing the appropriate use of some apps.

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CoverItLive – Conference with Ferrero Group Representative

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Live Blog Conference with Ferrero Group Representative
 

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FINDERS, KEEPERS!

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Wow! For those of you who don’t already know the Y5 children received a delivery last week! During the holidays Max (Mr T’s puppy) dug up some old swords and they were sent off to the Royal Armouries to be investigated.

This week we recevied a parcel and letter from Leeds Royal Armouries and it turns out that the swords Max found are actually daggers! The researchers at the Armouries said that they weren’t willing to send the original relics to us because they needed to study them further, but instead they sent a pair of replica daggers which they created using 3D projection mapping! How cool is that?!

After Mr T had read the letter to us and showed us how to hold the daggers carefully we were given the opportunity to take a further look for ourselves! The daggers were surprisingly light considering how big they are.

What do you think, would any of us make good Norman soldiers?

 

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Young Entrepreneurs become advertising specialists!

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This week Class 10 were lucky enough to have been visited by a professional print artist. We worked with Sam for a full morning, she showed us some of her work and she showed us how to produce t-shirt prints. During the workshop we worked with our business partners to print our company logos onto some t-shirts (kindly donated by ASOS). First, Sam showed us how to create a template and the different layers of our logo using printing fabric and cardboard, we then used this template to guide our print, mixed the correct inks and practiced printing onto some paper (to make sure we had mastered the careful technique approach!) Then, it was time to give it a go! We were given our t-shirts and we re-used our templates to print out company logos onto them – take a look at the results and comment about how you think we did!

We’d like to give a massive thanks to Jason & Sam for coming in and working with us! We’ll be wearing our t-shirts during our advertisement phase of our gaming topic! 🙂

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Election Time

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Today we completed this year’s SMSC project looking at British Values and specifically democracy. The children in Y5 held an open hustings where the 8 political parties were grilled before the votes were cast.

It was a heated debate in the school hall and tempers were flared as each party vied for recognition and support.

It was great to see the adult’s faces in the room as the candidates and fellow party members strongly expressed their opinions and fought for what they believe in.

It was definitely DEMOCRACY in action.

The results are in and posted around school. The Civic Party won a closely fought election by a simple majority of one. They also received nine second choice votes.

All the children have worked really hard over the last few weeks writing manifestos, preparing speeches and producing lots of publicity to convince the year group to vote for their party. I am really proud of what they have achieved and I agree with Barnsley East Stephanie Peacock, who recently said we may have a future local MP in Y5!

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