NEWS & EVENTS
Here we are again in a lockdown situation for the next few weeks until February half term. I can only hope that these stringent measures, along with vaccinations, will bring down the rate of virus transmission rapidly and we can re-open school to everyone as soon as possible.
During the Autumn Term we did a lot of exploration into our provision for remote learning and I hope you have been impressed by the Padlets, videos and continued use of Tapestry for effectively communicating our home learning provision for the children. The staff have been working incredibly hard to create videos and resources to maintain those special links with school for the children.
If you have any questions or concerns please keep in touch through the home learning email account or contact us by phone. Everyone is here to help. The staff continue to work in school managing both children attending school and children working from home; a challenging task! Please keep sharing children’s learning with us and we will celebrate some of the children’s achievements throughout the next few weeks.
Online Safety – A parent’s guide to being social online
Whether trying out new games, sharing family pics or live streaming, we will probably be spending more time online playing and socialising. Here is ThinkUKnow’s guide on how you can support your child to be safer online.
Inclusive Digital Safety
Inclusive Digital Safety advice from Internet Matters recognising that online safety needs to be an integral part of our children's digital journey. These resources can help you and your children stay safe online. https://www.internetmatters.org
Parents are being warned that a gruesome video has been circulating on the popular app TikTok this week. TikTok is reportedly trying to remove the graphic videos and is banning accounts that re-upload the clip. Some TikTok users have reported that the video has also been hidden inside other innocuous looking videos.
Please be aware and check that if your child uses the TikTok App that they have not been frightened by any content they might have viewed. We attach a link to help with online safety regarding TikTok and children’s usage.
Purple Mash at Home
* Go to or the school website (class page) for a link to Purple Mash
* Click on arrow and find Priors Field and click go
* Enter user name and password the same as you would do at school
* If any work has been set you will see a number next to the alert button at the top of the page
It is important that children take the same approach to online safety when using home learning resources as they do when in school. It is also important that parents are aware of the resources available and understand their role in monitoring and supporting their children during online home learning. The following resources provide guidance for parents and can be found on the safeguarding page of our website:
Home Learning Tips for Parents
Parents Online Safety Newsletter
Disabling Camera Access on Devices (PC's, Macs, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets and phones and Chromebooks)
Further guidance on supporting and monitoring your child’s home learning can be found here:
• Internet Matters - setting parental controls
• Parental Controls offered by your Internet Provider
• Facebook Parent Page Warwickshire
• Parent/Carer Toolkit
• NSPCC - Parental Controls
Did you know that our school is the catchment school for Baginton? Whilst we do have children in school from the village, we do wonder if other families in Baginton are aware that this would be their natural catchment school. We are trying to advertise ourselves but if you do live in Baginton we’d be grateful if you could pass the information onto other families with children.