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30/06/22

Thank you for our fire safety workshop today! https://t.co/iay5NGMwqm

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28/06/22

It was a lovely morning for a spot of gardening and thanks to the 20 volunteers (parents, children and staff) the wildlife area is looking clear of rubbish, overgrown brambles and is now a very inviting place for some insects to call home https://t.co/fPE0Dnr7DP

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28/06/22

Before and After: Thank you to the PTA volunteers and members of staff who cleared the pond area on Sunday, what a difference it makes. The children will soon be able to get out there enjoying the pond and wildflower meadow. https://t.co/BSOGCPo9Pl

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27/06/22

Year 5 are at today. We have had a physics lesson making parachutes, a chemistry lesson solving crimes and got to print our own key rings using a 3D printer! https://t.co/kIqQ6neP0o

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23/06/22

Here come the Romans! https://t.co/nKMRemlib8

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23/06/22

Year 2 had a great day learning without using our pens. We were computing whizzes, creating pictograms and analysing data. In the afternoon, we used our understanding of money to open and run our own shops. https://t.co/7NlH3VlsYW

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23/06/22

Mrs Skipper’s dog came to visit Year 4 to inspire their writing! All including Gertie had a great time! 🐕‍🦺 https://t.co/rQZnrq3BKG

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23/06/22

Year 5 spent the day building our own Viking longboats! https://t.co/Q7HfU5m4XR

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23/06/22

Whyteleafe are seeking to appoint a creative, energetic and enthusiastic Playworker to join our Wrap Around Care team. Please find details below if you are interested in applying. https://t.co/k2HWRvuXFN

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17/06/22

Some amazing writing from one of our year 6 pupils. we'd love you to read this. https://t.co/8eOKHY3EDH

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17/06/22

'Hot Chocolate with the Head' stars from this week and last week. Well done for being amazing all of you! https://t.co/ZFmujjCzbY

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17/06/22

Congratulations to Miss Chandler and on winning BT Sport Pub Cup regional tournament last night at 🏆🏆 Next round held ⚽️ https://t.co/RMnEI8VJ6u

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16/06/22

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This week, some of our Year 6 children enjoyed a trip to Whyteleafe Primary School’s Forest School - a fantastic opportunity to develop their outdoor learning skills. Thank you Whyteleafe! https://t.co/v3DLuRJduG

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16/06/22

This morning 2KM performed their proud showcase to the school. Our showcase was all about Jack and the Beanstalk and featured singing, instruments and fantastic acting - well done 2KM. https://t.co/Ka0em8jVl0

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14/06/22

Some girls from Year 5 made photo frames with Mrs Faulkner with things they like and positive quotes about themselves to promote self esteem and self worth! Look at those confident smiles! 😊💪🏻 https://t.co/0KVGgiJwcX

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10/06/22

Year 2 we have started our new writing topic, 'In My Heart.' Yesterday, we each created a feeling house and today we started writing sentences about the range of feelings we can all experience. https://t.co/uzrFqMDPbX

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27/05/22

Year two have done an incredible job of growing cress and sunflowers this term. Let’s hope Miss Lottin and Mrs Kenning can keep them alive over half term! https://t.co/1BRIba3Rfk

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27/05/22

Last hot chocolate with the head of this half term. Well done for being amazing and always going 'over and above'. https://t.co/BAwxNgXysb

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25/05/22

Our very own speed cuber - he did it in 36 seconds the first time! https://t.co/XtAxDf68pD

Online Safety

Important Information - Online Safety and Covid 19

Please see the link below - this site offers practical advice and links to age appropriate online safety activities to do at home:

https://www.childnet.com/blog/keeping-children-happy-and-safe-online-during-covid-19

Here is the link to the latest government’s e-safety guidance: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-online/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-parents-and-carers-to-keep-children-safe-online

We also wish to highlight this App which can be installed on chromebooks:

https://safetonet.com/foundation/covid/

Please find the link to the #Ditto online safety newsletter here: 

At Whyteleafe School we regularly talk to the children about online safety and how to stay safe online. It has come to our attention that a number of children have different social media accounts, including Instagram and Facebook. Most of these social media accounts have age restrictions of 13 year + (this is true of Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook), in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). In our experience children are not socially mature enough to use these types of social media and therefore we would advise parents to adhere to the age restrictions. If your child does use social media, or other communications on line, we would recommend talking with your child about e-safety and would encourage you to monitor their online activity.

Help children stay safe online:

1. Have the conversation early and often

2. Explore online together

3. Know who your child is talking to online

4. Set rules and agree boundaries

5. Make sure that content is age-appropriate

6. Use parental controls to filter, restrict, monitor or report content

7. Check they know how to use privacy settings and reporting tools

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Online safety and Fortnite

It has come to our attention that a number of children have been discussing playing the game Fortnite online. As you may be aware the age rating is PEGI 12, due to ‘frequent scenes of mild violence. It is not suitable for persons under 12 years of age’ and there are also a number of other potential issues you should be aware of:

-        As Fortnite is an online game you will play against players of different ages from across the world. You cannot turn the in game chats off or choose who you play against

-        Fortnite does feature violence when players are in combat with each other

-        Although Battle Royale is free to play, other aspects of the game are not. There are packs which give you different access to the full game and extensions, bonuses and weapons

As recommended by the UK Safer Internet Centre the advice says:

-        Have an open and honest conversation with your child

-        Play the game with them

-        Know how to make a report

-        See what other people think of Fortnite

All of which can be found here: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/parents-guide-fortnite-battle-royale and a Parents Guide to Fortnite.

 

Reporting Harmful Content

There has been an increase in fake TikTok accounts using school logos and teacher names which can be reported using the impersonation tab. Impersonation is “when someone assumes the identity of another person, to harass or defraud them. It can also include behaviours such as creating fake accounts, or hijacking accounts usually with the intent of targeting an individual.”

The website also shows how to report threats, harassment and bullying, self-harm and suicide content, online abuse, violent content, unwanted sexual advances and pornographic content for a wide variety of Apps. The links take users to the App’s own reporting system but If anything harmful has not been taken down after 48 hours of reporting then a report can be submitted to the Report Harmful Content website using screenshots.

You may hear children or parents talking about “Evil Santa.” This is another extremely unpleasant viral message doing the rounds which is fact checked here.

 

Below are links for parents supporting children using social media. We hope you will find them useful.

Parentzone

Facebook
Google +
Instagram
Twitter
Snapchat
Ask.fm
TikTok (formally known as Musical.ly) 
Advice for parents and carers on cyberbullying
Cyberbullying advice
Online Gaming
NSPC advice
thinkuknow.co.uk
childnet.com
Youtube e-safety factsheet
esafety-adviser.com
DITTO e-safety latest newsletter