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Our blog page will show a wide range of postings about school life. You can get a glimpse here of the different activities, events and updates that the school is processing throughout the school year.

30 hours free childcare consultation from Hull City Council

From September 2017 the government will increase free childcare for 3 & 4 years olds from 15 hours to 30 hours a week for working parents.

Eligibility Criteria

The extended free childcare entitlement will be available to parents/carers of three- and four-year-olds where:

·         Both parents are working (or sole parent in a lone parent family)

·         Each parent/carer earns on average: a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at national minimum wage and less than £100,000 per year

Or

·         Both parents are employed but one or both parents is temporarily away from the workplace on parental, maternity, paternity or adoption leave or statutory sick pay

·         One parent is employed & the other parent has substantial caring responsibilities based on specific benefits received for caring

·         One parent is employed & one parent is disabled or incapacitated based on receipt of specific benefits.

Hull City Council want to hear the views of local parents on how they want to access their 30 hours entitlement and have created a consultation which can be accessed via the link below:

http://bit.ly/2jZnlke

Safer Internet Day 2017

Tuesday 7th February is Safer Internet Day (SID). This is a global event where schools and other organisations promote the safe use of the internet. The focus of SID 2017 is ‘Be the change. Unite for a better internet’

It is important as a parent/carer that you support your child in the online world. This can be difficult with the rapid development of technology and the emergence of new Apps. Below are some key ways in which you can help your child on the internet:

  • Apps – The most popular way for a child or young person to access different games or social network sites is via an App on their mobile device or games console. As a parent, you need to know what types of Apps they are downloading and whether they are suitable for them. A useful site is: www.commonsensemedia.org
  • Privacy Settings – On some Apps, you can set up privacy settings to ensure that your child is only sharing personal information with people that you trust. There has been recent concern about a social meda App called Musical.ly with reports in the media of children not having private settings activated and receiving contact from unknown adults.   For further information on how to change privacy settings with some of the most popular Apps, visit: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/How-to-guides
  • Parental Controls – Many electronic devices come with built in controls or parental settings. However, they are not default settings and you have to go online, in order to find out how you can restrict specific aspects of the device e.g. location settings. A useful site to help you do this is www.internetmatters.org
  •  Image Control –  Many children use Apps such as Snapchat and Instagram to share pictures and videos. It is important they understand that sharing ‘selfies’ and pictures can provide further details of their private life e.g. which location they are taking images. In addition, children need to know that taking inappropriate or ‘dare share’ images and sharing them on the internet can be dangerous.
  • Live Video – Over the past twelve months, live video Apps have become very popular. Facebook Live, Live.ly and ooVoo are ways in which children can watch live streams (this is a bit like watching someone’s own TV channel) or talking to several people via a ‘video chat’ facility. We must ensure that our children don’t accept or connect with random people on these sites, as there have been a number of incidents which have led to children viewing some very unpleasant videos.

The most important aspect of keeping your child safe in the online world is to talk to them and letting them know that if anything happens that upsets or worries them, then they can speak to you

If you would like any further support or have any concerns with regards to internet safety, please see Miss Beavis (E-safety Lead), Mrs Buttifant (Designated Safeguarding Lead) or your child’s class teacher.

World Food Week lunch menu

World food week will take place from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th January. There will be an exciting selection of food on offer for the children to choose from.

Please click on the link below for the World food week menu.

world-food-week-menu

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