Some photos from last day of school and last assembly of this school year.
On Saturday 11th July, Giles Brook took part in the finals of Strictly Come Dancing in Northampton.
PCSO James Down spoke to Y5 & 6 to remind them about using social networking safely and appropriately.
Do you know the apps that your child is using? See if they show and explain them to you..
Dear Year 5/6 Parents,
In response to some concerns raised by pupils and parents relating to the inappropriate use of social networking apps, PCSO James Down met with both year groups yesterday, on Thursday 25th March.
The purpose of this extraordinary assembly was to reassure the children that social networking can be, and mainly is, a very positive experience. He also informed the children that the legal age for using most of these apps is 13+ years old.
Again, this was not said to stop the children from using the social networks but to encourage them to keep you, as parents, informed about the apps they are using.
The children mainly talked about Instagram, Snapchat, Whatsapp and Facebook - PCSO James was concerned when 'Whisper' app was mentioned due to the inappropriate content and the way in which it works (sends images and captions to people in a given radius). Children have been encouraged to delete this app if they have it.
The children were given a really good way of considering what they are about to send to someone:
-Would you like your Gran to see it?
-How would you feel if you received it?
They were all reminded that anything sent via a computer or mobile device is 'out there' forever and that future employers now look on-line for digital footprints of potential employees.
The children have been asked to share their apps with you and teach you about them - in return you will be able to support your child if they ever have a bad experience with social networking.
Please feel free to come and talk to us about any social networking concerns... we have recently held a social networking safety parents evening but we are happy to organise more information/support if you request this.
Thank you for your support... and please remember that ICT is seen as a very positive communication tool but one that children need guidance to ensure their safety is paramount.
Claire, Angie & Debbie
I recommend that you setup individual profiles for each child who attends GBS. Then when they logon to their profile on your home computer, their own Google Chrome settings are there and there is no chance of your personal details being saved onto their Google Chrome.
This is how you do it.
We have Kumar and Eloy, two scientists from Cranfield University visit years 5 and 6 during science day. They spoke to the children about a Nano-membrane prototype toilet which is an ingenious way to save water and to halt the spread of diseases in developing countries. For more information visit Cranfield Universities website.
We have started our science day with a whole school assembly and Jack Martin from Science Boffins @Science_Boffins showing everyone some interesting science.
We had a great week for World Book Day and on Thursday we celebrated world Book Day with everyone dressing up as characters from their favourite books. The costumes and effort was
fantastic. We all enjoyed the parade on the playground. Here are some of the photos from the day. Tell us who was your favourite character.
Lots of useful information on how ideas for books are developed, the process of writing a book, how the books get illustrated, all about the different styles of Gareth's books. KS3 learnt lots of useful information and are very inspired by what they heard.
We are really happy to have Author Gareth P. Jones visiting our school today. KS1 are having a wonderful assembly with Gareth at the moment, with lots of fun and laughter. You can find out more about Gareth from his website: http://www.garethwrites.co.uk/home/
A few photos.....
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