Internet Safety day

IMG_0270This afternoon, we had a visiting speaker from SWGFL (South West Grid for Learning) who came and spoke to use about the electronic games and apps that the children are beginning to use, or have access to at home.  It was a great opportunity for the children to learn about some legal requirements surrounding them, such as age restrictions for popular apps, and for them to ask questions about when and when not to give your personal information out on-line. There is a talk tonight in the school hall at 6:30pm for parents and carers, which will go into more detail – it would be great to see you there.


Snow days…! ❄️

As you have heard via ParentMail, we have another snow day tomorrow! So what fun can you get up to?

  • Make a snowman⛄️ (and add glo-sticks for eyes!)
  • Make a snow angel
  • Wrap up warm and go for a snowy walk
  • Ask your parent/carer if you can check in on an elderly neighbour and see if they’re ok
  • Find a safe hill to sledge down

If you would like to, you can email me a photo of your snow antics, and I’ll add it to the blog! Have fun Ospreys!

Here is Jasper and his family, finding an alternative way to keep warm in the snow!


We also have Ava, who enjoyed sledging with her family:

Jack and his family went out with their sledges too. He also kindly helped his mum to take their 87-year-old neighbour’s dogs, Coco and Darcy, out for their daily walks over the weekend. Well done, Jack!

Coming up…

Please look out for this flyer which will be coming home with your children tomorrow; it is an invitation to the e-safety session for parents and staff coming up this Monday. It is a really informative evening and will help us to help our children to navigate social media sites, etc, responsibly. It would be great to see you there. 

Also, get your bonnets and your yellow fluffy chicks ready, as it will be the Easter bonnet parade on 22nd March at 9am. It is always fun to see children in every year group out on the playground with a huge array of hats and bonnets. 

Tomorrow we are celebrating World Book day, so ask your children all about it when they come home. Photos will go up soon. 

A sporty morning!

Today, the Year 4s and the Year 5s each had a session of sport to kick-start their day.

The Year 4s walked down to BCA for a tag-tails competition, where they did really well. The Year 5s had two badminton coaches who came into school to give us a taster session.  We learnt that a shuttle-cock can travel up to 300 mph! It was good fun, and a certainly a sport that some children were less familiar with. The Year 4s returned at 11:15, red-cheeked and very impressed with their efforts.  Well done everyone for taking part, including Willis, who due to his wrist injury, was my professional photographer!

World Thinking Day

IMG_0372Yesterday – the 22nd February – was World Thinking Day, an international day where the girl guide and scout movement celebrate friendship, raise awareness of issues that affect young women and fundraise internationally in over 150 countries.

Ava, Todd and Molly came into school dressed in their uniforms as a way to show their support and to help highlight this very important message.


Internet Safety Workshop

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On Monday 5th March 2018 it is Internet Safety Day, where we will be doing lots of really useful activities in school that will help our children to navigate their way through a world full of technology.

There is also an opportunity for our parents, carers and school staff to come along to a workshop in the evening, which will be in the school hall at 6:30pm.  My colleagues and I went to the last one that we hosted here, and found it to be not only really helpful, but eye-opening too.

We do hope to see as many of you there as possible.

Harry’s book shop coming to St. Philip’s

You can't buy happiness but you can buy books and that's kind of the same thing. –Anonymous #quote #books

On Monday and Tuesday next week (26th/27th February), Harry, from Oldfield Park Bookshop on Moorland Road, will be bringing a large selection of books into school to promote some of the latest and popular books for children.  The children will have a chance to browse through them during the day, and then will have the opportunity to come again after school with parents and carers, to purchase books if they would like to.

Harry will be bringing some of the books from our list of recommended books, which we sent home last term, along with some of his favourites too.  We look forward to seeing you there.