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The ICT Cadets

On Wednesday 6th of March the ICT Cadets did an assembly to the whole school about how to be safe whilst gaming. We all felt nervous – well I did!

We told the children about the PEGI ratings for how old you should be to play certain games. We asked everyone to set their privacy settings to private or friends so other people can’t join in their game. We also asked everyone to not give any personal information away like name, address, email, phone numbers, school etc. Lots of children told us the different kind of games they played. It was exciting speaking at the front and lots of children got involved with our questions.

ICT Cadet blog

On Wednesday the 6th of March, the ICT Cadets held an assembly about safe gaming. We stood at the front of the hall and talked about how we can stay safe whilst playing games online. It was great – I felt a little nervous because I have never held an assembly before.

We told them which games are suitable for their age and about what to do if someone you don’t know sends you a message or a friend request. We also talked about privacy and how to change your settings to friends only because if your settings are on public, people you don’t know can join your game. Finally, we told children to never give away personal information such as account details, address and your second name.

Safe Gaming Blog

On Wednesday 6th March 2019 the ICT cadets stood at the front of assembly and gave a presentation on how to stay safe online whilst gaming. However, before the assembly we were all felt nervous even though we practiced the day before. We spoke to the whole of the school about the PEGI ratings, which tells you how old you need to be to play a game and the game’s content. Also we spoke to the children about Privacy Settings on games and that you should always have your settings on private. Moreover, we talked about not giving any personal information away such as your name, address, phone number, age, email, school and any passwords.  Finally, we asked the children to tell us what type of games they play and we also asked them questions to test how well they know how to be safe online.

Our Fabulous Finalists

Throughout the week before half term, we were treated to an extravaganza of talent as a total of seventy children from across school took part in the semi-finals of the G-Factor.

Each class voted for the acts they wanted to represent them in the finals. We are now looking forward a fantastic event with a great range of entertainment, including singing, dancing, comedy, magic, gymnastics, piano playing, a puppet show and even story-telling! The grand final will be held on the evening of Wednesday 3rd April. Watch this space!

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Hearts and Octopuses

Inspired by the Golden Eagles’ and Snowy Owls’ decision to hold a talent show in order to raise money for the Jessops Wing of Sheffield Teaching Hospital, some talented members of our school community have been creating octopuses and fabric hearts for premature babies. The octopuses have been found to comfort the babies and reduce the risk of them pulling at any medical equipment they may need. The carefully made octopus’s tentacles are created to feel like a mother’s umbilical cord – when they are asleep, the premature babies will hold tightly onto the tentacles. ‘Bonding hearts’ hold the scent of mums, dads and babies to help the babies get to know their parents’ scent.

Over the next week, we will be holding the semi-finals for the ‘G-Factor’, our end of term Talent Show. Approximately seventy children across school will be taking part. Good luck everyone!

The G Factor – Open to any act (or)

At Anston Greenlands Primary School the Y5 and Y6 children are in the process of producing a magnificent talent show open to the whole school.

Possible acts could include singing, dancing, rapping, gymnastics/acrobatics, balloon modelling, circus skills, juggling, magic, miming and comedy/joke telling.

Anyone can enter the semi-finals, which will take place in school time in the week before the half term holiday (week beginning 11th February). Two acts from each class will be chosen for the final. The finals will be held in the school hall on the evening of Wednesday 3rd April. Parents and friends will be able to buy tickets for the event.

You are allowed to bring props and costumes which you will have to provide yourself. If you have your costumes and props ready for the semi-final, you might stand a better chance of getting to the final!

You can only enter one act, so choose carefully!

Acts can have between one and five people.

There will be four different prizes – two for KS2 and two for KS1. For 1st place you could win £20. For 2nd place you could win £10. However, if you’re in a group you will have to share the prize with your team.

Any money we raise will go to two different charities:

Age UK (including Age International) support, inspire and enable older people in the UK and in some of the poorest people around the world.

Jessop’s Appeal supports the Jessop Wing of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. Around 8000 babies are born each year at the Jessop Wing. This includes caring for around 900 critically ill and premature babies in one of the largest and most specialised Neonatal Intensive Care Units in the country.

Baudelaire Burn Down Escape Room – The Results Are In!

We wanted to say final thank you to those of you who supported and visited our escape room.

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Here are a few photos to show you what the children were up to whilst you were working hard in the room:

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We were particularly delighted to welcome the team from Escape Sheffield. As expected, they made it out in an impressively fast time. The children really appreciated their fantastic feedback on our puzzles and room design.

With a finishing time of just over 42 minutes, the team at the top of our leader board were the Super Six. Their team work was amazing and they were a joy to watch. Well done!

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What a fantastic set of contestants!

A huge well done to all the brave guests who tried out our Baudelaire Burn Down Escape Room. We think you will agree that it was a tough challenge; the children were very impressed with your problem solving skills, though several said that the thing they enjoyed most about being Games Master was watching you struggle! Thank you so much for the incredibly positive comments on our feedback forms. We will share some of these with you soon.

Here are the first few photos – more to come …

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They Escaped!

With just ten seconds to spare, our brave test group, The Greenlands Gladiators, made it out of the Baudelaire Burn Down escape room.

Not only were they the first to try out our room, they also had to do it whilst being watched on camera by fifty children and several members of staff!

Their team work and problem solving skills were outstanding.

Will you beat their time?

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We can smell the burning…

Be quick. Be speedy. Don’t get caught by the fire. Seven days left until the party begins.