Online Safety for our Children

How could we live without our smartphones, laptops, and other devices that allow us to go online? That's how most of us keep in touch with friends and family, take pictures, do our homework, do research, find out the latest news, and even shop. Safer Internet Day 2017 was celebrated globally on Tuesday 7th February. At St Giles School, as part of each half term’s ICT lessons, at least one ICT Lesson is dedicated to online safety. Children play Xbox, have tablets, ipads, laptops, Smart Phones and download apps. We have very open discussions about what we all do online in school during these lessons. Here we have put information to start the discussion about online safety. Xbox and Consoles So

School Council, Weather, Potions & Evolution!

The first half term of the New Year has gone by so quickly. This week’s Blog is feedback given to us by the School Council about the Topics they have been studying. Click here to see more information on all the Topics But first let’s introduce you to our School Council and Head Boy and Head Girl. Left to right - top to bottom School Council Lois Year 1, Daisy Year 2, Maisy Year 3, Willow Year 4 Felix Year 5, Keira Year 6, Maisy Year 6 Head Girl, Jack Year 6 Head Boy We’ve had lots of fun and learned so much! What Topic have you been studying this half term? Class 1 & 2 Splendid Skies Class 3 Potions Class 4 Darwin’s Delight What was your Topic about? Infants Lois Y1 – Splendid Skies. I wrote

BBC 500 Words Competition

“Seven years ago, Chris Evans had a dream: to get children excited about reading and writing. All children, no matter what their ability. 500 Words is now one of the most successful story-writing competitions for kids in the world. Nearly half a million pupils have written a story for us; that’s over 277 MILLION words! It’s very simple. Entrants write an original story on any subject or theme in 500 Words or fewer and submit it online. If they win, their story will be read live on the radio by a superstar celebrity…like Julie Walters, Tom Hiddleston, Sir Kenneth Branagh, Jeremy Irons, or Sherlock himself – Benedict Cumberbatch. Each year, 10 million Radio 2 listeners hear, read and love thes

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