Owls have been busy baking and making some delicious pastries. The children designed the packaging to go with them and even created posters to sell their wares. Borek are a favourite bake from the Middle East and cooking them, as well as tasting was a treat for all!
We are preparing for an exciting arts week w/c 2nd February, which will be based on the BBC Ten Pieces. This is a collection of music that has been put together by the BBC to promote classical music for children. The children have already been hearing the pieces during assembly time for the past month or so, and will be watching the film too but a focused week is also planned, where the music will be used as a stimulus for work on the arts. We are keen for you to see the children’s creative outputs so a showcase of their work will take place on Thursday 12th February at 2:15pm in the church.
Further information on this project can be found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01vs08w.
Occasionally school has to close owing to snow and it’s the time of year where this is a possibility. We will always keep our website up-to-date with the latest information on the ‘Updates’ tab, at http://www.horsley.gloucs.sch.uk/updates.html. We will of course also inform the Gloucestershire emergency school closure line and school names are posted at http://ww3.gloucestershire.gov.uk/closedschools/.
The NSPCC have launched a public education campaign called Share Aware, to help parents keep their children safe online. It is aimed at parents and carers of children aged 8-12 – the age at which children start doing more online, become more independent and use a greater range of devices. The campaign aims to encourage parents and carers to understand online safety and to have conversations with their children about keeping safe.
Having conversations from a young age can help build trust and openness and get preventative messages across. The Share Aware campaign aims to give parents the tools to feel confident to have these conversations. The campaign directs parents to a range of new resources, including Net Aware, a simple NSPCC guide to the social networks, sites and apps children use – as rated by parents and young people themselves.
There is also a downloadable guide and a hard copy booklet for parents, containing top tips for keeping children safe online, as well conversation starters to help parents have conversations with their children. All these resources are now available from Share Aware.