"Together for a better internet"
On this year's Safer Internet Day, the call goes out to everyone to join together and play their part in creating a better internet for everyone, and especially for younger users.
In school, we will be marking this important day with a special assembly and classroom activities. Key Stage 2 are lucky enough to have a drama workshop on cyberbullying from Bigfoot Arts Education. Here they are, clearly enjoying the session.
We would like to thank the PTA for funding this workshop.
It's a great opportunity for parents to talk to children about the work they have been doing in school and any issues they may face when online, playing games and using the internet.
Key Stage 1 will be encouraged to think about the ways in which they ask for, give and receive consent online.
Key Stage 2 will be focusing on how they can take control of their digital lives and consider how consent works in an online context. This could be in their friendships or relationships, how they take and share images and videos or how they manage their privacy and data.
Our online safety page contains lots of useful links for parents and children. Let's keep the conversation going all year.
You can keep an eye on the Safer Internet Day website, as well as the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal for the latest news about the campaign and please also visit SID's Facebook and Twitter profiles regularly for the latest news, and follow the #SID2019 and #SaferInternetDay hashtags.
From pop art to pointillism, our walls are covered!
The theme for our school art displays this term is 'An Artist's Room'. Each class is focusing on an artist and exploring their style of working. The children are then working collaboratively to produce a 'shoe box' room in the style of their chosen artist. The children have really enjoyed learning about various artists and have worked very hard to create their 'rooms'. Thank you to all the staff and children for your hard work and for producing such amazing displays. Please come and see our wonderful creations! Thank you very much to the parents for providing all the shoe boxes!
Reading support for parents presentation
On the mornings of Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd January we held our first 'Inspire' workshop, led by Miss Davis, focusing on supporting parents with their child's reading.
We were delighted to welcome 61 parents over the two days to the presentation that gave an insight into how reading is taught at Saltford and tips for how you can further support your child's learning at home.
Please do take some time to look over the presentation here which also includes links to some useful websites that give book recommendations, information about milestones in reading and handy hints for parents.