During the academic year 2018/19 we have tried to make contact with a range of external sources to help broaden the learning of our children. We have made successful links with a range of fantastic organisations and subsequently have been able to give the children a range of experiences to help them develop their understanding of internet, personal and road safety. As well as this, we have been able to showcase the fantastic work of a range of charities, both local and national and the work of our emergency services to name but a few.
Below are some pictures from a range of these events.
Road Safety - EYFS
We were lucky enough to have a visit from the local PCSO to help us know how to cross the street safely. We got to listen and ask lots of questions. Kyle tried hard to trick us, but we were super stars at knowing how to cross the street that he coudnt catch us out! As a treat for working so hard we got to go and explore his Police car! he even put the siren on, it was VERY loud but we loved it! Do you know how to cross the road safely?
1. Hold hands
2. Find the safest place to cross.
3. Stop, look and listen
4. Cross straight over the road, never diagonally
The following link gives you some more information on crossing the road. http://www.gosafewithziggy.com/parents/how-cross-road-safely
The Dogs Trust
We have also been fortunate enough to have a guest from The Dogs Trust to talk about how keep safe around dogs. The day started off with an assembly where we got an insight into how this charity runs and how to behave around dogs. After the assembly KS2 got to work closely with Sarah doing lots of different workshops! They looked closely into how the charity runs as well as what they do to look after all the abandoned dogs.
Year 6 Workshops
Over this academic year, Year 6 have been fortunate enough to take part in some amazing workshops. These have ranged from Knife Crime, Anti-Social Behaviour and Crime and Time.
Year 4 were lucky enough to have a visit from the water boar where they made sewage soup from water and everyday household waste and identifying and investigating common micro-organisms found in untreated water, it encouraged the students to think about water pollution and what we can do to reduce it. Year 4 had a lot of fun exploring the different items they had and making different soups!
Year 3 and Year 4 have been lucky enough to work with Co-op completing two workshops. The first workshop they completed was all to do with healthy eating, they explored lots of different foods talking about why they are or aren't healthy!
In June, Years 3 and 4 will be visiting a local store, shopping on a budget! Stay tuned for photos!
Fun First Aid!
Years 5 and 6 have been busy learning all about how to stay safe! They were able to take part in practical sessions where they learnt hands on first aid! They now know how to get help in an emergency and how to apply the recovery position. They have learnt lots of vital skills and had lots of fun whilst doing it! Below is a link for useful tips for parents and key tips to know in an emergency. Photos to follow :)
Royal Lifeboat National Institution - Staying safe around water
We have had a visit from the RLNI were we have learnt all about staying safe around water. They have explained to us all about what they do and their role in keeping us safe. They spoke to the children about the importance of staying safe around the water, making sure they go into the water with a grown up and that they don't play near the waters edge. Below are two links to useful sites about water safety and what to do in an emergency situation.
The summer is coming!
With the summer just around the corner and hopefully the sun too, it is important to remember the three 'S's when spending time outside.
Slip on a long sleeve shirt when you are outside in the sun
Slap on a wide brimmed hat to protect your face and back of your neck
Slop on some sunscreen. Use a sunscreen with an SPF rating of 30 or higher, and put on sunscreen 15 to 20 minutes before going out in the sun.
and remember to keep drinking water !
Vodafone have published a service which helps to get teachers, parents and carers involved in the technology that young people enjoy. It aims to build children's confidence and resilience with these technologies to ensure they can get the very best out of the fast-moving digital world. For more information about this, please follow this link.
The NSPCC has some really useful information about keeping your child safe online.