This week at school…..
We have spent our time settling back into a more normal routine after the whirlwind of the last two weeks. Please check out our class updates to see what the children have been up to!
Thursday saw our Year 5 children off to Bruce Grove in London. The weather has been amazing for them – a lot warmer than home and they were able to enjoy seeing some of the sights as they travelled. They have all been amazing and a credit to each and everyone – we are very proud of them. I am sure they will return with lots of tales of the different things they have seen and experiencing a very different environment than we enjoy here. Well done Year 5 and have an amazing half term!
Lego Vouchers – Thank you to all of those who handed in lego tokens, Our school have collected enough to receive a £50 voucher to spend on LEGO Education Items.
Pre-Loved Uniform Order Requests – Please submit your request here: https://forms.gle/37qkpQiBovEHW1bs8 Donations can be made on school money, please continue to hand in clothing donations to the school office.
Yousafzai Swimming – Starts 9th June – Please be aware that swimming hats are compulsory and can be purchased on school money for £1.06
PTFA Pre-Loved Uniform Order Requests – Please submit your request here: https://forms.gle/37qkpQiBovEHW1bs8 Donations can be made on school money, please continue to hand in clothing donations to the school office.
This week’s tech and online safety info focuses on Tik Tok – this app very much came to the fore during the pandemic with lots of us posting or spending time being entertained by others posts. Like lots of other Apps Tik Tok can be lots of fun but there are a few key things to keep in mind when watching or sharing this with your children.
Tik ToK is a 13+ rated App. This means that content is not filtered for primary aged children and could mean that your children see content that is not appropriate for their age. Here are a few key things to note:
When you download the app, users can see all the content without creating an account although they are not able to post, like or share anything until they’ve set up an account on the app. By default, all accounts are public so anyone on the app can see what your child shares. However, only approved followers can send them messages. Users can like or react to a video, follow an account or send messages to each other, so there is the risk that strangers will be able to directly contact children on the app. Tik Tok is also used by many to start and send on trends (remember the ice bucket challenge?), Children may be tempted to take risks to get more of a following or likes on a video so it’s important to talk about what they share and with who.
Here is a link to the Internet Matters website that provided this detail. Internet Matters link This and many other handy tips are available on it. Please take a moment to have a look.
All that remains is to wish you all a lovely half term break. We will look forward to seeing the children again on Monday 5 June.
Reminders/Dates for the Diary
School is closed Monday 29 to Friday 2 June
School reopens on Monday 5 June
Monday: Music After School Club
Tuesday: MJS Dodgeball After School Club; MIJS Gardening Club
Thursday: MJS Basketball After School Club; MIS Multi Sports After School Club;
Friday: Swimming – Yousafzai