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.
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.
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!
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 children in Golden Eagles loved their first Forest School session. They produced a piece of natural art from five fallen objects, learnt how to tie a reef knot and then used these skills to make their own hockey stick or golf club. The children had great fun trying them out!