Fortnite 2

Fortnite 2 seems to be making headline news these days – it is that popular I guess!  Even though it is aimed at children 12 and above, there are many in the country below this age who play, and there are risks to wellbeing and safety.

To help with this, we can recommend this terrific and useful guide for parents that covers the main questions they may have.

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Live Streaming – a short guide for parents

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As part of our ongoing commitment to raising the profile of staying safe online, I thought I’d share this short guide with you.  Live Streaming is an ever-increasing part of life on the web for young people, either as viewers of such streams, or by sharing their own activities with a wide audience.  Although very prevalent in gaming circles, live streaming is covering an ever-increasing range of topics and interests.

As age-restrictions are not always enforced by sites, or even ignored by many young people and there parents, understanding potential risks is never a bad thing.  This guide from the awesome thinkuknow team is a great introduction to the subject.

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Tag Rugby Achievements

On Friday the 4th, our wonderful team of year 5 and 6, went to play on the Hope Valley College playing fields to take part in a tag rugby game and came back with phenomenal results. They did exceptionally well and came third, with one of the wins coming against the eventual winners. We are very proud of the work and effort of the eight students that signed themselves up for tournament.

Our extremely talented sports player, who thoroughly enjoyed the match, was very proud when she was awarded with ‘player of the tournament’

Another player also got ‘Fair Play‘ award in the tournament; they were the only people to get the awards out of the whole competition.

The weather was really good, but the ground was all muddy and slippery as every pupil learned.

The other students that played in the team were really happy with the end too. Overall, the rugby was amazing and everyone had a good time and we are all proud of our tag rugby team. 

Written By Lucy, Leif and Morrigan

 

 

We also thought that you may like to play our ‘Guess the Muddy Knee’ competition 🙂

 

We’ve got the power

We had an assembly about batteries this morning, and am hoping that you can all help us make a difference.

It is recognised that batteries are incredibly useful things, but they are also contributing to issues involving landfill leachate and pollution. Some shock statistics gave us an idea of how just the UK is having an impact:

  • 600 million batteries are thrown away each year – 22,000 tonnes
  • Only 1/3 of the UK’s batteries are recycled
  • Heavy metals and acids leak out into the environment

The government has set a target of 45% of batteries to enter recycling programs, but we thought we could achieve 100% for our school. We are sending each family a battery collecting box that we hope you can fill with any spent batteries. Once full, it can be returned to school where we can total up how much we are preventing from entering landfill.

A lot of the children were very aware of the problem, and they also suggested buying rechargeable batteries to reduce the volume of waste and lengthen their time in use before they require recycling – a superb recommendation. I know a certain Swedish furniture store offers a very low-cost range, including chargers, that make it an affordable choice.

Thank you 🙂

Football Report

Last Wednesday, our wonderful team participated in a Hope Valley Football game . We did exceptionally well and finished 4th out of the 7 teams that played.

Wilf, a Grindleford student, who took part in the tournament said, “It was quite tiring, but overall it was so much fun. I think we did so good.”

 Alana, who played defender, thoroughly enjoyed  the match and was very proud when she was awarded with ‘player of the match’. 

The tournament took place on the Hope Valley College playing fields. There were many participants (seven players on a team). Tashi said, “I was the striker and scored 5 goals in total, we did really well.” Our fabulous  goalkeeper Leif said “All off the teams played really well, so 4th was amazing to get. l also saved loads of goals.” 
The other students that played in the team were really happy with the end turn out too. Over all the football was amazing and everyone had a good time and we are all proud of our football team.

Congratulations to this Week’s Winners

Stars of the Week:

For determination and focus when practising her PE skills; for focussing on improving her writing and for being aware of others around him and helping them without being asked to – Excellent!

Writer of the Week:

For using very well-chosen and adventurous vocabulary choices in her quest introduction – Brilliant!

Right Choice Winners:

For helping out in class – Thank you!

Certificates from Home

Running – Sheffield 10k – Well done!

House Point Trophy Winners:

Congratulations to all the members of Ladybower who managed to get the most house points this week.  The Captain and Vice-Captain of Ladybower will present the certificates in next week’s assembly.

 

Congratulations to this Week’s Winners!

Stars of the Week:

For making a great effort in maths all week; a great use of resources in maths to push himself in his learning and working really hard in all areas of school – Excellent!

Writer of the Week:

For working really hard in big write and filling nearly a whole page – Brilliant!

Right Choice Winners:

For good tidying up; folding her apron and tidying it away; good tidying up and being a real help to a member of staff.  Bryn also won for folding his apron and putting it away neatly too – Thank you everybody!

Certificates from Home

Completing a reading Challenge in the summer – Well Done!

Cycling – Taking part in the Track Stars Event – Well Done!

House Point Trophy Winners:

Congratulations to all the members of Ladybower who managed to get the most house points this week.  The Captain and Vice-Captain of Ladybower will present the certificates in next week’s assembly.

Feed Me Crisps! (well, the empty packets)

IMG_20190911_1049352Not that crisps are a recommended snack, but as part of a healthy lifestyle they are indeed a tasty treat (and my weakness I must admit!), and we are hoping that if you do indulge you can help us out with what it left over.

Crisp packets are not easy to recycle, but Mrs Heason has told us about a great scheme that not only aims to recycle them, but also raise money for part of Sheffield Children’s Hospital too.  Fantastic!

We have put a rather hungry green Dalek at the bottom of Class 3’s steps, and if you could save up all of your packets and put them in there rather than throw them away, we will ensure they contribute to the cause.

The only stipulation is that the packets must have the silvery lining inside, so they can be popcorn and other crisp-related snackables too.

Thank you

 

Farewell

Y6 Last-6

A little farewell post before the Summer starts – farewell to a Y6 group that I have been fortunate enough to teach for the last two years, and all the staff have loved seeing them grow over the last seven years into the superstars they are.

Good luck in your next schools, you are more than ready and we really want you all to visit again and let us know how you are doing.

** The leavers photos and slideshow will be shared with each of you, so do download them before the start of next term **

Stars of the Stage

I hope you were among the audience for our KS2 performances this year, as I won’t need to tell you how amazing the children were because you’ll  already know.

Fabulous acting, wonderful singing and the best dancing we’ve seen to date in my opinion! Well done all – it was more challenging this year due to all the fun we’ve been having, but yet again, you have proved that you are an incredible band.