Safer Internet Day 2018 Tuesday 6th Feb

We will be raising awareness of Safer Internet Day 2018

Tuesday 6th February marks Safer Internet Day 2018! This year’s theme is ‘Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”.

Live streaming means using an app or website to put out a broadcast without delay or edit, just like live TV, and it’s fast becoming one of the most popular online activities for young people. Apps like,, Periscope and YouNow are soaring in popularity, and established social networks like Facebook and Instagram have live streaming functions. In most of these apps, the audience can type comments on the video as it is broadcast and the broadcaster can read and respond to the comments as they are streaming.

Young people tell us they love using live streaming to showcase their talents, campaign on issues they’re passionate about, share their thoughts and feelings, have fun with friends, and connect with new people.

Worryingly, we are also seeing an increase in the use of live streaming by offenders seeking to abuse children. Luckily, there’s a lot we can all do to ensure that children understand the risks and learn how to keep themselves safe. Thinkuknow has produced a new education package for primary and secondary-aged children called #LiveSkills. Based on intelligence gathered by the NCA, the resources build children’s resilience against tactics offenders employ – such as flattery, bribery with virtual gifts, initiating apparently innocent games, or pressure and bullying behaviour. #LiveSkills empowers children to respond safely if they ever encounter such tactics.

#LiveSkills: Resources

#LiveSkills is a package of resources focusing on live streaming. Live streaming is increasingly becoming one of the most popular online activities for children and young people. Apps such as,, Periscope and YouNow are all soaring in popularity, which has seen other well established apps such as Facebook adding live streaming functions.

#LiveSkills explores the nuanced features of live streaming and the specific risks children and young people can face.

Key issues covered

  • The types of tactics offenders use on live streaming platforms
  • Skills to think critically about the people they meet online
  • Identifying and responding to pressure and manipulation online
  • Issues such as low confidence and self-esteem that can make children and young people particularly vulnerable ‘when live’
  • Understanding online sexual abuse and sources of support
  • Building resilience in children and young people

APE for Reading and Maths

To help our pupils improve their comprehension of problems we have introduced APE for Reading and Maths this week. This gives pupils a clear strategy for tackling tricky problems.

APE for Reading

Answer it, Prove it and Explain it

For example.

Text: He did his coat up, grabbed a torch and went out into the unknown.

Question: What time of day did the man go outside?

A: It was night time

P: ‘grabbed a torch’ and ‘unknown’ (The Prove it part is usually a quote.)

E: You would need a torch when it is dark; it is dark at night time. Unknown would suggest he cannot see what is out there, because it is dark.

APE for Maths

Analyse it, Prove it and Explain it

(Note it is slightly different as the children thought you needed to spend more time working out what the question wanted you to do.

For Example:

Question: Debbie has 14 sweets. She eats 8. How many sweets does Debbie have left?

Analyse: Frist, you would underline and highlight the key information and vocabulary. Debbie has 14 sweets. She eats 8. How many sweets does Debbie have left?

Eats means take away and it wants to know how many are left.

P: 14-8=6

E: I know I am right because I worked this out with real sweets.

If you have any more questions please come and speak to your class teacher.

Mr Rawson and Mrs Dymond

Literacy and Maths coordinators

APE Maths.pdf

APE English.pdf

School closed 12/12/17

Following a site inspection and forecasted weather we have taken the decision to remain shut tomorrow, Tuesday 12/12/17. This decision was not taken lightly, but for the safety of all pupils and staff we have to remain shut.

We will assess the site again tomorrow, and with the improving forecast, update you ASAP as to Wednesday.

Thank you you for your understanding and sorry for inconvenience.