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20/10/18

Go Whyteleafe!!!

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17/10/18

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77% of young people said that they want their parents and carers to support them online. See our top tips for parents on how to keep your children safe online. https://t.co/hkmLCuYs4p https://t.co/C9l9Zmb1mX

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12/10/18

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Another great week including the Premier League trophy, great Y6 parent tours and amazing learning across the school! Enjoy your weekends and we will see you next week!

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09/10/18

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'What would you do if you saw or heard something upsetting or worrying online?' - 5 questions to ask your child about online safety https://t.co/RBsv0Z6Tdq

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09/10/18

This week the children in KS2 are learning all about what makes a good password. Think YOUR password's safe and secure? Check here: https://t.co/B6yYI3267L To find out more and to make sure your password is safe and secure, visit: https://t.co/457mvbWPOw https://t.co/y7gagl5AXI

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08/10/18

Retweeted From Mr K Reardon

What an amazing day! Thank you to the , , and assistant referee Steve Childs for coming in and making our so special https://t.co/0vtGqes0EO

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08/10/18

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An exciting day today with a visit from the trophy, and https://t.co/2ZvHcypBkM

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08/10/18

Retweeted From Dan Freedman

Hi Really looking forward to visiting you, along with , and the actual trophy 🏆 We'll do our best to make it a great day for your pupils and staff ⚽️📝📚🏆

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05/10/18

Another fantastic week thank you to Year 4 for a great harvest assembly and the whole school for...well...being amazing!!!

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05/10/18

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Very excited about our visitors on Monday https://t.co/YLhiymK2ti

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05/10/18

Eggcellent! https://t.co/9FcgORvBeR

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05/10/18

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Cross country club https://t.co/dq0OsQO4BU

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03/10/18

Retweeted From Nikki Hall

Well Done Netball team! First game of the season against a strong Woodlea. 5-2 WIN!

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01/10/18

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'What would you do if you saw or heard something upsetting or worrying online?' - 5 questions to ask your child about online safety https://t.co/RBsv0Z6Tdq

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28/09/18

Retweeted From Gareth Parker

Another lovely week well done all! It is an honour to see you all

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20/09/18

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More disco fun https://t.co/QgMxgCrQZC

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20/09/18

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Disco!!!!!!!!! https://t.co/3FB1dAZJDE

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20/09/18

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Giant swing rocks https://t.co/MMBLkj2nZC

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20/09/18

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Super time on the aerial runway https://t.co/n0SSLWsA1g

Computing

At Whyteleafe our vision is for teachers and pupils to be confident users of technology so that we can develop the skills, knowledge and understanding that will enable us to develop a curiosity for learning and inspire creativity.  Throughout the different year groups, children at Whyteleafe become autonomous, independent users of technology who gain confidence and enjoyment from their activities.  We use a range of devices, including iPads and Chromebooks, and ensure that technology is a tool to support teaching and learning across the whole curriculum.  We also aim to improve access to learning for pupils with a diverse range of individual needs, including those with SEN and disabilities, using voice typing, specialist software packages such as Clicker and 1:1 laptops.

E-safety

We hold regular assemblies informing and updating our already knowledgeable children on the benefits as well as dangers of using the internet.  Our Digital Leaders are our E-safety Champions who actively promote and encourage others to be respectful and kind online.  Recently we received our 360 Degree Certificate of Commitment as the first part to gaining the full 360 Degree online safety accreditation (https://360safe.org.uk/Accreditation).

Computing

The teaching of computing at Whyteleafe goes from strength to strength.  In EYFS and KS1 we use Code-a-pillars and Scratch Junior to help children learn about algorithms and how computers work; in KS2 we use Scratch as well as Turtle Academy and Python to help deepen our understanding of how to write a computer program.  The enthusiasm shown by the children is evident in lessons.

Across the curriculum

Our children are digitally literate, using devices to help with learning across all subjects.  We are moving towards becoming a ‘Google school’ with all KS2 children and staff using Google Drive and apps, and are looking forward to our teachers becoming Google Certified in the near future. 

Clubs

At Whyteleafe we run 2 lunchtime and 2 after school computing clubs.  In the Year 2 Scratch Junior club, the children enjoy using Scratch Junior to create interactive and fun animations.  At the KS2 Code Club the children are able to use Scratch or Turtle Academy to create games and animations, helping each other and sharing their skills across different year groups and classes.  We are an official host of Code Club https://www.codeclub.org.uk.