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May 11th 2018

Online Safety


Roblox is a gaming platform where you can create your own games or play games that other users have made. There is also the option to chat to other players, but this can be disabled. It is dubbed by its makers as ‘the largest interactive social platform for play’.

What’s the right age for Roblox?

Roblox guidelines say you must have parental consent if under 18, and it’s PEGI rated 7+.

For more information, please see NSPCC’s net Aware site; details are below.




The multiplayer action survival game, Fortnite: Battle Royale, has received a lot of media coverage recently due to growing popularity amongst children – and also emerging safety concerns.

Players can currently play Fortnite: Battle Royale on a PC, Mac, Xbox, and PlayStation or download it from the App Store.

Age ratings

Here are the recommended age ratings for the game:

  • Epic Games: Fortnite Battle Royale says it does not direct the game to children under the age of 13 in the UK.
  • The PEGI rating for this game is 12 years old. However, PEGI does not take chat features into consideration when rating games. You can find out more about age ratings here.
  • The App Store says that users must be 12+ to play.

For more information on Fortnite, see the website below.



If you would like advice and support about keeping your children safe online, call the free O2 NSPCC Online Safety Helpline on 0808 800 5002.

Bake Sale/Prize Draw

 On Friday 18th May our Year 6 children will be holding a bake sale for their Hoodie Fundraising. All children are invited to bring £1 to school to buy a cake at morning break time and to have a chance to win a prize hamper. Please send their £1 in a named envelope.

 Forest Schools

On Tuesday Year 3 had a lovely morning experiencing outdoor learning in our garden. It was a chance for the children to carry out various activities, aiming to improve their teamwork and communication skills. The children worked together to build their own dens using different materials. Afterwards, they began to make their own ‘stick men’ or dream-catchers. The morning ended by toasting marshmallows around a camp fire. The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and I was particularly impressed with their behaviour and how they worked together. It will be Y4’s turn next week so they will need to wear school top and their own trousers and trainers/Boots.

 School Council News

 Our School Council have been discussing the effects of discarded plastics on our environment and have been involved with The Great Plastic Pick Up. On Wednesday they collected discarded plastic from around our local area. Thank you to Bradford Council for loaning us their litter pickers. We are very proud of our children for their amazing efforts. The Daily Mail have also been in contact via Twitter to find out more for the newspaper. Watch this space. This weekend is the official # Great Plastic Pick Up. There are various events around the area for families to join in with. 

Trim Trail

Children should not be left in the school playground in a morning unsupervised. Any child using the Trim trail must have an adult stood in the vicinity, so they can be seen at all times. Only 6 children at any one time are allowed on the Trim trail.

Y6 Hoodie Fundraising

Thank you to Ethan and Mrs Jaques for raising a fabulous £80 towards the hoodie Fund from their raffle.


Royal Wedding

To celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, children are invited to come to school on Friday 18th May dressed in Red, White and Blue. The more Union jacks the better.


Honours Award                    Top Table

YR Aubrianna Mwase/Mollee bartley-Cox         YR Alfie-Jack Clough

Y1  Alex Hall/Elouisa Harrison-Walker               Y1 Bridget Jordan 

Y2 Freya Jones/Max Walker                                  Y2 Aston Barber 

Y3 Harris Bashir/Indie-Lee Rayner                      Y3 Freddy Scarlett

Y4 Kiana Balaz/Chloe Harrison                             Y4 Evan Harrison-Walker                                                 

Y5 Leah Nelson/Lucas Dibb                                   Y5 Oliver Beevers

Y6 Immalia Zito/Grace Kay                                    Y6 Charlotte Blake



Y4 won the attendance for last week. Well done!

Whole school attendance was 93.3%

Lunchtime Award

This weeks lunchtime awards go to:- KS1- Seth Robinson for always being very good and polite.  KS2 –  Grace Swithenbank for helping the lunchtime supervisors whenever they need it.


This week’s winners of our behaviour award are Y.  Well Done!


Monday  3.15pm-4.15pm –  Homework club

                                                 Art Club

Tuesday   3.15pm-4.14pm   Netball Club                                             

Wednesday  3.15-4.15pm –        Rounders Club

                                                 Reading Club 

Birthday children for next week                                    

    Leighton Duck                                                                         



Happy Birthday