Year 3 Safer Internet Day Activities – 2020

Safer Internet Day activities took place all across the school last week, encouraging our students to explore how they manage their online identity and safety, and how the internet shapes how they think of themselves and others.

Year 3 had fun creating paper and online avatars and made posters about being SMART online.

 

 

 

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Handwashing Smart – Germ Detectives!

In our SK-Year 2 assembly last week, we learnt all about GERMS! We learnt how they are so small that you can’t see them especially when you sneeze or cough.

Miss Helen unfortunately wasn’t feeling well and sneezed into her hand – before you knew the germs (green paint!) had spread all around the class; onto water bottles, the whiteboard and even the children! All because Miss Helen didn’t wash her hands! As you can see from our green hands, the germs spread quickly.

We discussed washing our hands before eating, after using the bathroom, when we’ve played outside etc, making sure to use soap and washing all over including in between our fingers. Keep washing those hands!

Here’s a video all about germs you might like to watch at home to reinforce your child’s learning!

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Glorious Grammar Games in Year 2

In Year 2 we have been busy learning all about grammar.

We have been identifying different parts of a sentence and discovering whether words are

nouns,

adjectives,

or verbs.

 

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National Spelling Bee 2020

Congratulations to our novice National Spelling Bee team. They gave it their best and made it to the 3rd round.  a great example of a ‘can do’ attitude.  Thanks Mrs Laranda for preparing and accompanying them, and parents for their support. With experience under their belt, next year here they come!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Experimenting with Elements in Year 7

Our Year 7 students have been doing some exciting experimenting with elements in their Science lessons. In addition to testing how metals react when heated, the students have acquired some important new Middle School Science skills. 
 
In order to carry out their experiments with safety and accuracy, the students first needed to learn how to use a Bunsen burner and demonstrate their ability to use one safely. After receiving their Bunsen burner licenses, the students then worked on how to identify different elemental metals according to their properties. Although many metals look the same, their properties are very different.  It was, therefore, essential that the students were able to identify the correct element they needed for their experiments. Finally the students needed to ensure they observed the reactions accurately, and recorded their observations correctly.  

Talking to your child about their online life – Safer Internet Day 2020

From Under 5s to Middle Schoolers, Safer Internet Day (Tuesday 11th) is a fantastic opportunity to have a conversation with your child about using the internet safely, responsibly and positively – we can all play a role in empowering children and young people to enjoy their time safely online!

We now see young children going online to play games, talk to family, watch videos, research topics of interest, and even learn to use voice enabled tech like Alexa and Siri to find out about their world.  Older children engage in social audiences, get news about current events and do research, purchase books, clothing, or music; or get information about health and well-being.

Many young people acknowledge the unique challenges – and benefits – of growing up in our digital age. Internet use, and the age that you should begin speaking to your child, will differ between families but essentially as children start engaging with technology and the internet these conversations can and should begin.

Click on to see some top tips for parents and carers for under fives right up to teenagers from saferinternet.org and childnet.com.

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It’s Safer Internet Day Today!

Every year children all over the world in over 140 countries participate in the event known as Safer Internet Day.  It’s a day we celebrate each year at Provo Primary and Middle School.

This year’s theme is ‘Together for a better Internet’, with a focus on online identities.  It encourages children to think about what online identity means, how they manage theirs, and how the internet shapes their view of others as well as themselves.

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SAVE MY DOG! A persuasive challenge for Year 5

The children of Year 5 are faced with a terrible problem! There is a deadly dog virus attacking all the poor dogs in the vicinity. There’s a cure but, unfortunately, there’s only enough of the serum to save two of the dogs.
Playing various characters who own a dog, the children have been given the task of putting all of their persuasive powers into a speech to be delivered to a panel of “experts” ( Mr. John, Miss Sian and Ms. Laura). They will plead for their dog to be saved using all of the skills learned in English lessons involving persuasive writing. The two most persuasive owners will save their dogs… It’s a tense time!
As part of topic and science work, the children were learning about how light travels

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