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E-Safety with Gripping Yarns.

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.

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London trip ETA

We’ve just had a pit stop at Birchanger services. Coach 1 will be arriving around 9pm and coach 2 will be arrive 20 mins after as they have a drop of at North Elmham first.

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London Trip Tomorrow

Just a quick reminder that the year 5 and 6 children going to London tomorrow need to be at school for 6:15am.

There have been a few children off ill today. If your child is unable to join us tomorrow because of illness, please let us know by leaving a message on the school answer phone before 6:15.

With many thanks

Mrs Niven

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Inspiring future book worms!


Opening up the world of books is a gift that will forever give back and there is something very special about sitting with a child and listening to them read. For those of us with older children it is a time that we can quickly forget.

The library is now run with a small team of volunteers, today we were lucky to have two of us, one to run the library and one to support individual reading with Year 1.

The moment a child finishes a book, a page or even just remembers a word is wonderful to be involved in. Supporting reading as a volunteer is a vital role, one that I know has a direct effect on children’s education. 

I look forward to spending more time both in the library and supporting reading – if you fancy joining our little team, even for just a couple of hours a week please come and say hi or contact the office.


Alison Woodward Mum, Volunteer, Governor Currently reading The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan