Please find attached very useful information regarding one of the latest social media trends. The ‘3am challenge’ is not recommended for children, due to some disturbing content. This leaflet has guidance on how to set up parental controls along with further advice. We appreciate your partnership with school in keeping your child safe online.
Are you considering a mobile phone or a tablet as a Christmas gift?
If so—read on……..
Ensuring your child is safe online in your home is your role.
It can be hard to keep track of what your child is doing on social networks, apps and games. Or know how to keep them safe.
3 tips to help start a conversation
1. Explore sites and apps together and talk about any concerns.
2. Ask your child if they know how to stay safe online.
3. Talk about personal information and what to share online.
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We would like to remind parents about appropriate school uniform.
At Newdale, our school colours are navy blue, black and grey. We request children wear a navy jumper / sweatshirts / cardigans and grey or black skirts / pinafores or trousers. In warmer months, blue gingham dresses / black or grey smart shorts can be worn. All children need to wear sensible shoes (no heels or trainers please). In the colder weather, girls are permitted to wear black, navy or grey tights.
Ugg boots are not acceptable footwear, even in the colder weather and leggings are not an acceptable form of trousers.
We are so proud of our children and staff for making this fantastic video promoting Telford. We hope you enjoy.
Network Rail and Thomas the Tank Engine have joined together to help young children, aged 1-6, learn about staying safe around the railway. Thomas has been on an exciting adventure and it incorporates safety around railway tracks, stations and level crossings.
Please click on the link below to download your free electronic copy of the story book.
Thank you for all your support with the value of the month for November, which was Friendship. The work that you did at home with the children has really helped us to reinforce the idea of friendship and how we see others.
Our value of the month for December is Peace
We can split peace into two areas:
External peace-in the world and in relationships needed for a civilised society
Internal peace:- the feeling of self-contentment with who we are and what we have.
Suggestions for parents to work with children at home.
- Talk about a special place where you can sit quietly and think. Why do we need to be quiet and peaceful sometimes? Discuss how you feel inside when you are quiet and peaceful.
- Talk about the sort of things that make you feel peaceful inside. How important is peace in our lives?
- Discuss what it means to have peace in your family. What sort of things disrupt the peace in your family? What can help the family be more peaceful?
- Talk together about situations that make you angry and ways of finding peaceful solutions.
- How can we try to control angry feelings and replace them with calmer, peaceful ones?
- Try to explore how feelings can escalate and small upsets become big and out of control
- Discuss the question: ‘Are people naturally peaceful, or do they need to be taught?’
8.Make a list:
– reasons to be selfish, greedy, cruel etc.
– what teaches us to be violent, cruel?
– what stops us being bad?
– what teaches us to be kind?
- Discuss: Fighting among friends and family– why does it happen? How can it be avoided? How can we have peaceful relationships? What is a peaceful person?
- Talk about how you think we can stop wanting things, status, attention etc so that we can feel more contentment and peace.
- Discuss scenes on television that show arguments. What makes people argue and lose their temper? Think of five thing you can do to prevent arguments.
- Help your child to make a poster on what others should not do, or what behaviours you would like from others.
- Complete the following sentences:
If I want to feel relaxed and peaceful I……
Peace is ……………………….
The most peaceful place I can remember is………………..
- Let your children know when you appreciate them being a ‘giver of peace’. Acknowledge their positive efforts towards communication during an argument or disagreement.
Please let your child’s teacher know if we can celebrate any work from home, in school.
If you can support us in any way, please get in touch via the school office.
Thank you for attending our Christmas Fayre. I hope you enjoyed it. We made approximately £1300, which will all be put into our school fund account. This will then be used to continue subsidising our exciting school trips for everyone across the school.
Many thanks for your support.
Due to weather conditions, the road closure along Waterloo Road, Rock Road, Ketley has been extended until Friday 7th December 2018.