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

 

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 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.

 

Primary 7 Cluster Camp information

On Tuesday, pupils should arrive in school from the main entrance and congregate in the expressive arts hall.  The bus hopes to leave Loanhead at 9.30 so pupils should arrive no later than 9am

Please can pupils wear their red hoodies.

No money, electronics, phones or food should be taken to camp and they will be confiscated.

Please give medication to a staff member on arrival.

There will be an ASG camp twitter page where group leaders will tweet news, photos and videos throughout the camp – please follow @lasswadecamp to be kept in the loop.  Signal at Dalguise is limited so this really is the best way.

P4 Homework 23/10/18

P4 Homework –This week 23/10/18  there is only reading homework. 

Here is an updated explanation of what homework will be distributed weekly and which day it will be given.

Spelling– Distributed on a Tuesday, due the following Monday.

Word List or worksheet with assorted activities each week.

Numeracy– Distributed on a Tuesday, due the following Monday.

From the 6th November there will be some numeracy homework distributed as well as reading and spelling. Some weeks this will involve work that we have been completing in class or may be a Sumdog challenge. This is beginning the week after next as I am at camp next week.

Reading

Monday and Wednesday ( Hawks and Eagles)

These groups will have pages or chapters to read and occasional written activities to match. See reading records for details.

Tuesday and Thursday (Falcons and Ospreys)

These groups will have chapters and every second week, chapters and a written task to complete. See reading records for details.

 

 

P7 News/info and home learning 2/3/18

Hello everyone, I hope that you are enjoying the snow.

I have made a whole school sumdog competition so please remember to log in – if you need help with your log in details then email me.

Remember your individual targets – where do you need to go? How will you get there?

Home learning – due Wednesday


Literacy – please remember your book reports and quiz that were due in on 1st.  If you want to challenge yourself and consolidate learning we have done in class then write a short setting description of a snowy setting – remember our in-class success criteria (Using your senses, adjectives, adverbs, long and short sentences and no story/charactes e.g. The warm sun shone down on the turquoise water like freshly cleaned diamonds, the birds lazily perched on the tan branches while the sound of them gleefully singing danced in my ears.  I felt at peace.” Type it on word and email me, share with me on GLOW or just write it and bring it in next week.

Maths/Numeracy – Have a go at this BEAST FROM THE EAST P7 Maths activity challenge – how many house points will you earn?

The Beast From The East Maths Investigation P7-1nm7473

REMEMBER to keep sending my your fun in the snow, snow sculpture or snowy extreme reading photos. k.hinton@mgfl.net

P7 DAY OUT.

An excited and keen parent first mentioned this in January and I could not believe that it was time to think about it so a pat on the back for planning ahead.  She has volunteered time to help organise this and attend on the day.  I have had a few more parents ask me about the day out and would suggest a wee team to go with the pupil ideas would work well.

Pupils discussed it with me and I posted the results on the page last week.  As Time Capsule was the firm favourite I presumed people would look into this – I am happy to get the office to price a bus for the parent team while they organise prices for the trip and food.

Pupils are saying the Time Capsule is closed during the day – after a quick email they got back to me to say that for trips etc they can open at 10am, you just need to speak to them.

Paintballing was not first or second choice but I do have to mention that this, or similar activities, is not something Mrs Donnelly or I would be happy to have organised for their day out so this is not an option.

If Time Capsule is not an option I am happy to go back to the class and chat about other ideas (escape rooms, Blair Drummond plus BBQ, Picnic etc were also suggested after our discussion).