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

 

Primary 4 Homework 25/02/19

I’ve had a lovely first week with the class, we have revisited the class charter and talked about what we would like our class to be like. The children wanted these things to feature in our class charter:

We will care for each other and be kind to each other.

We will be calm and quiet which helps us to listen, concentrate and learn.

We will speak calmly to each other.

We will be respectful to everyone.

We will listen to each other.

We will try and resolve problems with our friends ourselves (we know we can ask adults for help if we need it).

We will follow instructions.

I will post homework on the website every week. I intend to set homework on Mondays and would like it in on Fridays.

This week children have reading which is noted in their reading diaries. Please make sure you sign your child’s reading record when completed and that your child has their reading book and diary every day as they will read daily.

Spelling: As listed in their homework jotters: list of words, to make sentences and learn the words in the way your child prefers.

Every child has their Sumdog password now.

Topic this term: We will be learning about Climate Zones and Weather. We will also be looking at Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his art work.

We will also be covering some Science this term.

Regards,

Lisa Cumming

P4 Homework 22/01/19

P4 Homework   22/01/19

Remember written homework is due in on Mondays

Reading-

 

See reading records and website for details

 

 

 

Spelling – a sound (ah)      magic e

mat                mate              amazing              name

fat                  fate                after                    came

hat                 hate                asked                  case

If your child has words written in pen in their homework jotter they should include these in their list for the week.

Activities:

1.       Write the words in your jotter and write, cover, copy, check

2.       Write one sentence per word.

Your child may have some additional spelling work in their bags from Mrs Black.

 

Numeracy

There is another Sumdog challenge on Sumdog and the children should all have their sumdog passwords.

 

 

 

P4 Homework 15/01/19

P4 Homework   15/01/18

Remember written homework is due in on Mondays

Reading-

See reading records and website for details

Hawks and Eagles reading starts tomorrow (Wednesday)

 

Spelling   the prefix al- (making the all or ol sound)

 

 

also             altogether   ( al   to   get   her)

almost       already          always

alter           although

If your child has words written in pen in their homework jotter they should include these in their list for the week.

Activities:

1.       Write the words in your jotter and write, cover, copy, check

2.       Write one sentence per word.

Your child may have some additional spelling work in their bags from Mrs Black.

Numeracy

There is another Sumdog challenge on Sumdog and the children should all have their sumdog passwords.

P4 Homework 4/12/18

P4 Homework   4/12/18

Remember written homework is due in on Mondays

Reading-

 

See reading records and website for details

 

Silent letters are letters that we don’t say when we are speaking but do write in the word.

There is also a double letter word there too.

Wrapping         numb

Wrap                 thumb

Wrapped          crumb

Wreath

Wrong

Write

Christmas

 

If your child has words written in pen in their homework jotter they should include these in their list for the week.

 

Activities:

1.       Write the words in your jotter and underline or highlight the silent letter.

2.       Write one sentence per word

 

 

Numeracy

There is another Sumdog challenge on Sumdog and the children should all have their sumdog passwords.

 

P4 Homework 27-11-18

P4 Homework 27/11/18
Remember written homework is due in on Mondays
Reading-

See reading records and website for details

Spelling – double letters with -ed and -ing endings

Hop- Hopped- Hopping
Pop-Popped-Popping
Stop- Stopped- Stopping
Knot- Knotted- Knotting
Hum-Hummed-Humming

If your child has words written in pen in their homework jotter they should include these in their list for the week.

Activities:
1. Write, cover, copy and check words in their homework jotter
2. Think of FIVE more words that fit this pattern.
3. Write one sentence per word group.

Numeracy

There is another Sumdog challenge on Sumdog and the children should all have their sumdog passwords.

 

P4 Worksheet- 20/11/2018

P4 Homework   20/11/18

Remember written homework is due in on Mondays

Reading-

See reading records and website for details

 

Spelling – ea , ee and

Here is a list of this week’s words

Peach     peel

Each       feel

Heal     heel

Real       reel

Really

reach

Teach

nearly

* Early * eh not ee sound

* Pearl  *

If your child has words written in pen in their homework jotter they should include these in their list for the week.

Activities:

1.       Write, cover, copy and check words in their homework jotter. All children were given these last week and only half were returned.

 

2.       Write one sentence per word.

 

 

Numeracy

There is another Sumdog challenge on Sumdog and the children were given their passwords last week attached to their homework sheets.

 

 

P4 Homework 13/11/18

P4 Homework   13/11/18

 

Here is the information that the children have been given in their jotters

Remember written homework is due in on Mondays

Reading-

 

See reading records and website for details

 

 

 

Spelling

 

Here are a list of this week’s words- please note that the ou, aw, and au blends make the same sound.

 

Though                                Author

Thought                              Auto

Bought                                Automatic

Because

Awful

 

If your child has words written in pen in their homework jotter they should include these in their list for the week.

 

Activities:

1.       Write, cover, copy and check words in their homework jotter. All children were given these last week and only half were returned.

 

2.       Write one sentence per word.