Updates for WE 30/4

WE 30th April

Lateral Flow Tests

Please continue to take the lateral flow tests at home. Please follow the advice in the booklet, and if positive, isolate and let us know. You will then need to book a PCR test to confirm the result.

This is an important procedure as Covid results impact on your child’s class and staff. This helps keep us all safe.

Bank Holiday Reminder: Monday 3rd May is a Bank Holiday and school will be closed. We reopen on Tuesday 4th next week.

DATES: We are still unsure what the future holds and how restrictions will affect our Summer plans. However, we will share these planned dates.

Year Group Summer Sports Days

We have planned something outside that should be able to happen, with a Bubble Sports Afternoon we would like to invite parents/families to view.

Y3 – Thursday 8.7.21

Y4 – Wednesday 7.7.21

Y5 – Tuesday 6.7.21

Y6 –Monday 5.7.21

Multicultural Week (whole school)

Week 12 12.7.21-16.7.21

French Day –Wednesday 14.7.21 (Bastille Day)

Online Gaming

Pupils in the school have asked me to discuss gaming safety with them.

Our children are worried about:

  • the language they hear from other gamers
  • the content they see (death, gore and other inappropriate content). This is also giving some children nightmares.
  • People trolling and griefing (new to me!)- sending inappropriate and offensive messages or disrupting and spoiling games.

Below are some good links you can access for further advice. I have sent all pupils these links and a quiz on SeeSaw.

Gaming Safety https://www.net-aware.org.uk/news/gaming-keeping-kids-safe/

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/online-games/

What the ratings and icons mean https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/video-games-age-ratings-explained/

Loot Boxes https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/11-things-you-should-know-about-loot-boxes https://www.net-aware.org.uk/news/what-you-need-to-know-about-loot-boxes-and-in-game-purchases/

CBBC Online Safety Year 5 and 6 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zq8shcw

Year 3 and 4 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zsycbqt

Newsround Staying Safe https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/44074704 (bit old now, but good)

Road Safety

We have also started our road safety lessons, learning how we can cross the road safely. This is especially important with all the building work, and lorries.

Year 5 is next week and year 3 and 4 later in the term.

Thank you again.

Great Day

Today has been a great day!

At one point the whole school was learning outside!

Firstly, thank you to Morris Property who have donated us 10 forks and spades for us to plant new trees and plants around the school.

Secondly, Thank you to Miss Sutton who organised for us to receive those 200 new trees and plants for the school.

Finally, we are all learning about STEAM, and have been engineering planes, moon landers and rockets. Work will be on SeeSaw, but it has been an inspiring day!

Donnington Wood Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy 2020-21 update April 2021

Please note change to:

The dedicated NSPCC helpline number is 0800 136 663 and is live from Thursday 1st April. This helpline is to support potential victims of sexual harassment and abuse. Run by the NSPCC it aims to provide advice and support to both children and adults who are victims of abuse in school. It will also include how to contact the police to report crimes. The advice line is also available to support professionals and parents.

If you have any concerns contact us.

Mr Fox

Donnington Wood Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy 2020-21 update April 2021.pdf