On Tuesday Class 1 had a great time on their pirate day. They made their own pirate ship using outdoor resources, they made their own pirate music and prepared their own pirate picnic. The children also enjoyed acting like pirates and putting a dance sequence together of movements. At the end of the day we enjoyed eating our picnic and listening to some pirate stories.
This year Silkstone Primary are involved in a new initiative called Rocket Fund. Rocket Fund is a crowdfunding platform for schools to fundraise for the latest technology.
I wanted to make you aware that we are raising money for 2 iPads for our children through this platform. The iPads are so important because they’ll help develop our children’s learning even further.
Funding new technology in schools has always been a challenge. So we’ve created a project on Rocket Fund to see if we can raise money from our community.
To see our project please go here: https://rocket.fund/p/ipadsforSilkstone/
Every little helps, but don’t worry if you can’t donate right now – we would be grateful if you could share this project with as many people as possible: on Twitter, Facebook, email or just over the fence!
We are also keen for local businesses to support us so if you have any contacts who may be interested in supporting this project, please get in touch here: email@example.com
It has been brought to our attention that the game Fortnite has been in the news recently for the dangers linked to strangers contacting children through its chat facilities. Please read the link and follow the advice given by @NSPCC.bbc.co.uk/news/technology#SafetyFirst.
This guidance can also be found with other E-Safety guidance in the Computing curriculum section of the blog.
Christmas time can bring lots of exciting new online games and phones for children. So we thought we would take this opportunity to bring to your attention lots of e-safety guidance for parents. The guidance looks at different areas of how to keep your child safe online. We have placed this guidance in the curriculum area under computing and will remain on the school website for you to look at at any time.
Curriculum – Computing
If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact school.
Winter weather is fast approaching and hopefully we will all have easy and safe journeys through the bad weather. We will endeavour to open the schools every day to make sure that children and their learning come first. However, if the School’s Leadership Team feels that the weather would put children and adults at risk, we will take appropriate steps to minimise this.
The steps taken may include:
- Opening school as normal whilst delaying registration;
- Closing the school when it is not safe to open.
We take a number of factors into consideration when making any decision relating to school opening/closure including:
- Current weather conditions
- Forecast conditions up to school closing times
- Availability of staff
- Availability of key non-teaching staff (premises and catering)
- Possibility of injury
There are 4 ways you can find out about our decision if we decide to close:
- We will send a text so please make sure we have your most up to date number, (sometimes when the service is busy it can take a while for the messages to be arrive on your phone)
- Updates will be posted on the school website https://silkstoneprimaryschool.com/
- Listen to Dearne FM 102 and 97.1 or check their website on http://www.dearnefm.co.uk/news/school-closures/
- Via information on the Barnsley website https://www.barnsley.gov.uk/services/education-learning-and-childcare/schools-and-colleges/school-closures
If it does snow but we feel that it is still safe to be open, please send your child(ren) in suitable clothing so that they can make the most of the weather and go outside to play during the day.