Years 4 to 6 had a great session with Simon from Gripping Yarns. He presented a one man show about someone who was affected by social media and the effects of these sites on his well being. We learnt the character was chatting to someone who was trying to get them to send videos and photographs. Fortunately his character saw sense and confided in a friend who encouraged him to tell his teacher and parent. As always with Gripping Yarns the story was presented in a sensitive way allowing the children to think carefully about what they considered to be safe and unsafe.
Please talk with your children and discuss about what they have learnt and understood.
Most social media accounts are only recommended for children aged 13 and above. The latest of these, Tik Tok is also for over 13s and then with parental guidance. It was worrying to see quite a few children admitting to having this, it was also worrying seeing how much the children knew about Fortnite and other such games. Please be extra vigilent with your childs use of phones, tablets, games and laptops. They are still young and under 13!
As a school we are committed to keeping your children safe and will be following up this mornings presentation in our classes.
One of the best parts of being a teacher is being able to offer children something exciting and different to do. When I received news from Norwich Cathedral that they were holding a Be A Chorister Day I mentioned it to the children in the choir. How fabulous that four of them plus Daisy decided to take up the opportunity and give up their Saturday to try something out of their normal comfort zone.
Below is an account of the day written by Alice and Meg ( thank you girls for sending it to me). As you can tell they had a great time. It was a privilege to sit in the congregation, with the supporting parents, for the Evensong service, seeing and hear the children sing with all their hearts alongside the boy and girl choristers from the cathedral was a very special and moving moment.
Norwich Cathedral Choristers Day 2019
On the Saturday 19th January a group of young singers took a day to find out what a day would be like as a chorister.
From All Saints, Stibbard James, Will, Alice,Megan and Daisy experienced this opportunity.
When we got there they had a speech about the school and followed on with drinks and biscuits. After that, we went in to a room where we did some vocal warm up. Moving on, we went to a rhythm session. We used percussion instruments and created several songs. That went by quite quickly and before we knew it it was lunch.
Lunch was a lovely buffet and we all enjoyed it.
For our afternoon lesson we got handed a leaflet and it had many songs on it as well as the service that happened at 3.30. We learnt it and went down to the Cathedral. At the end of the service we got given a goodie bag full of souvenirs. We enjoyed this day very much and would love to experience it again.
Year 4 please check Google classroom, there’s a message for you on there plus some photos of our guide dog puppy, Eve. She’s looking lovely.
Wow! Year 4 have been truly amazing with their homework this last week. I sense a real feel of a family effort too. Their task was to create a pyramid, they haven’t disappointed. As you can see there are small through to large pyramids, lego to cake ones and some wonderful card ones covered in sand and one even in sugar.
Well done Year 4, I’m very impressed.
Year 4 please check your google classroom regularly for messages!
There are a couple on there for you at the moment. Let me know when you’ve seen the messages.