Dear parents and carers,
As you will be aware, on-line safety is consistently in the news and we (as parents and educators) have to ensure that we fully understand the current trends in our social world. Each day new systems for communication and sharing pictures as well as media for streaming conversion and images appear – we believe that parents should be fully aware of what is available for chidren to use and problems which some have encountered using these.
In the on-line section of this website 2 links have been posted for you to look at. One is an article all about live streaming focusing on the trend of using sites such as musical-ly and live-ly. This article gives practical advice about how to ensure that your children are safe and what to do if you believe that they are not.
The second is an information page from the NSPCC which details the main social media outlets and how they are supposed to be used. It also goes into detail about age restrictions and how you can support your children to use these sites safely and responsibly.
Children are receiving lessons in on-line safety at school but it is vital that this work continues at home.
If you have any questions about what you discover, please ask your child’s class teacher.
A huge well done to our brilliant dodgeball team who played excellently in this evening’s tournament. You worked well as a team and performed superbly. A special congratulations must go to Megan, who received a ‘Spirit of the Games’ award for her performances.
A huge well done to our key stage 2 golf teams who played amazingly and won the local heats this evening.
A special mention must go to Thomas in year 5 and Charlotte in year 3 for their special recognition awards.
We are absolutely thrilled to announce that we have successfully achieved our Green Flag award again! Well done Thorn Grove!
Over the last two years the Thorn Grove Eco team along with the whole school have been involved in a range of projects throughout the school to support our Green Flag award which we received in 2014 for our efforts to become more sustainable.
Recently the Eco team were interviewed by an ‘Eco-schools’ assessor to apply for our first ‘Green Flag’ renewal. This involved our Eco-warriors taking the assessor on a tour of our school and sharing some of the projects we have done and are continuing to do across the school. We have focussed on a number of areas including energy, biodiversity, waste, litter, recycling, healthy living and school grounds.
The Eco warriors answered a vast range of questions linked to all our projects showing a huge sense of pride for our fabulous school! Well done everyone! See our wonderful Eco Warriors along with some photographs of some of our projects throughout the year!
This week in year 4, Zoha celebrated her birthday. She brought in an amazing cake, to share with the class, that had been baked by her sister Zaina in year 6! We were so impressed with Zaina’s beautiful and delicious cake that we’d like to share some pictures with you.
We loved the beautiful design, especially the gold stars sprinkled on the heart!
Inside there was a secret surprise – smarties! It was so delicious!
Thank you Zaina for baking such a brilliant cake, and thank you Zoha for sharing it with us!
Have you ever baked anything for a birthday or special occasion?
A huge well done to our newly appointed digital leaders who made a successful application and were then interviewed for their new exciting posts.
Every week the digital leaders will work alongside a different year group to support children in developing their computing skills.
Read their comments to find out how they are getting on!