ONLINE AND COMPUTER SAFETY UPDATE

Safety Online!

Screen Addiction

e-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Loanhead Primary School . We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any e-Safety incidents are recorded and managed.  e-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.

We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.

Recently, many of the children have been talking about the Momo challenge and have been increasingly worried about it.  Like many of these online phenomenon the publicity and hype has made this a lot bigger than it needs to be.  For a quick briefing on it see the link below.

https://parentzone.org.uk/article/three-minute-briefing-momo-challenge

MOMO INFO

It’s essential to be realistic – banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential.

Search engines

Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but below provides some links to some “safer” search engines:

Research searching

nICE
CBBC
Kids Yahoo

Google offers a safer search option for children searching on the Internet. You can find out how to do this by downloading the instructions at the bottom of the page.

Image searching

Pics4Learning
picsearch

Gaming

When children are accessing games via Xbox LIVE, privacy settings can be set up.  To read more, click here

FORTNIGHT BATTLE ROYAL – WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW

Social Media Platform Guides

Click here to access to modern and relevant information on the most popular online phenomenons and social media platforms

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/resources/platform-guides/

Insta advice

Snapchat Info

WhatsApp Info

YouTube Info

 

P1 Homework : 18/02/19

Hello,

Welcome back, we hope you enjoyed the half term.

Homework for this week:

Reading:

This week we will be reading and having whole class learning activities based on the book ‘The day the crayons quit’.

We will be assessing the children’s progress with their reading and their recognition of the key words this week. Whilst we are doing this we will not be sending home reading books as homework.

Phonics: Please help your child complete the following sheets in their red phonics book:

Tuesday – ue – the sound heard in cue, queue, barbecue

Wednesday – er –  the sound heard in flowers and number

Thursday- ar – the sound heard in far, car, bar

Science Week:

For science week this week P1 will be investigating forces and electricity. We had a Ready, teddy, go! Science workshop on Monday where the children were predicting the affect of the following forces on a variety of objects:

Pushing, pulling, sinking, floating and friction.

Please can you help your child find a small toy to bring into school which shows one of the above forces for Tuesday. This should only be a small toy – a small car, a rubber duck, a small ball.

We will also be discussing the every day use of electricity and how to stay safe when using electrical appliances. Your child will have a worksheet to search for electrical items in the house. Please can you help them complete this by Friday.

Thank you,

Miss Maley, and Mrs Hunter

 

P1 homework – 28-01-19

Hello,

Homework for this week:

Reading: Please see the blue reading record book for the daily reading homework. We are  focusing on getting the class to learn their key words from their word boxes. It is really important that the children learn these words so that they can continue to progress onto the next stage of reading books. Please can you continue this focus at home by helping your child to learn these words. This can be done through games, such as a word treasure hunt, find the correct word or just a simple quiz to see how quickly each word is recognised.

Phonics: We are not learning any new sounds this week but we are recapping the ones we have learned so far. To help with this we will be sending home worksheets which either focus on using phonics to create CVC (consonant vowel consonant) words or are related to your child’s reading book. Please help your child to complete these.

Thank you,

 

Miss Maley and Mrs Cumming

P1 homework – 14-01-19

Hello,

Homework for this week:

Reading: Please see the blue reading record book and continue to help your child learn the words and sounds in their word box. It is really important that the children learn these words so that they can begin to feel that they are successfully reading their book and can progress onto the next stage of reading books.

Phonics: Please help your child complete the following sheets in their red phonics book:

Monday – y – The initial ‘y’ sound as in yoghurt, yoga, yellow.

Tuesday – x – the ‘x’ letter sound heard in x-ray

Wednesday – ch

Scottish Poems: Please continue to help your child learn their Scottish poem. The children will be reciting their poems in class this week. Two children will then be selected to recite their poems in the assembly on Friday 25th January.

Thank you and we hope you have a nice week.

Miss Maley and Mrs Cumming

 

P1 homework -07-01-19

Hello parents,

We hope that you enjoyed the Christmas holidays and have had a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

We are starting the new term with Scottish week. We will be learning about Scottish traditions and the Scots language.

Reading and phonics: We will not be sending home reading books or the red phonics book this week.

As part of our Scottish week we are asking the children to learn 2 Scottish songs which the school will be singing in assembly on Friday:

Auld Lang Syne

The flower of Scotland

We have sent home copies of the song lyrics and ask that you help your child to learn the songs for Friday.

We have also sent home 3 Scots poems –

Colter’s Candy

Ma half sookit sweetie

The Wee Rid Motor

Please can you help your child learn 1 of these poems to recite in front of the class on Friday.

Scottish Party

On Friday the lower atrium (P1-P4) will be having a Scottish themed party. If your child has any tartan clothing they may wear it on Friday. If they do not, the school has tartan which can be worn over the school uniform.

 

Thank you,

Miss Maley and Mrs Cumming

P1 homework – 03/12/18

Good evening all,

Homework for this week:

Reading: We have not sent home reading books this evening as we are making changes to the current reading groups .

Reading books will be coming home from Tuesday onwards. On Thursday we will also send home either a reading comprehension worksheet or a key word worksheet.

Please see the blue reading record book and continue to help your child learn the words in their word box. Learning these words is an essential part of the reading process and your child can not move on to the next stage of  reading books until they have learnt their words from the current stage.

Phonics: We will be learning 3 new sounds this week, please help your child to complete the worksheet in their red book following our lesson on the sound.

Monday: ‘z’

Tuesday: ‘w’

Wednesday: ‘ng’

We have sent home the meal options for the school Christmas dinner – please fill in your child’s selection and return this to us as soon as possible so we can notify our dining staff, thank you.

Miss Maley and Mrs Cumming

 

Christmas hamper and fair

Hello parents and carers,

It is coming up to that festive time of year again and the school is slowly being transformed into a winter wonderland for the Christmas Fair.

Just a reminder that the lower atrium, P1-4, are collecting items for their Christmas Eve/The Night before Christmas hamper for the Christmas Fair. Any donations are gratefully received.

We are also looking for anyone who would be able to give us a helping hand with the Christmas Fair toy stall on Friday from 12:30pm – 2pm. Please do let us know if you would be interested in helping out!

Thank you,

Miss Kristel Maley and Mrs Lisa Cumming