Monthly Archives: April 2015

e-Safety Information – ooVoo

We have been informed by a parent that a number of children are now using OoVoo for their social networking.

OoVoo is a video chat and messaging app, which is available on Apple, Android and Windows platforms.  OoVoo allows users, who must be 13 years old or over, to video chat with up to 12 people at a time; you can see four people at once on screen during these video chats. There are privacy settings available.

OoVoo’s privacy setting advice can be found at:

http://support.oovoo.com/link/portal/3908/4244/Article/1353/How-can-I-manage-my-child-s-ooVoo-account

More advice on privacy settings can be found at:

http://www.bewebsmart.com/app-review/do-you-oovoo-maybe-your-kids-do/

or

http://www.cybersafetyconsulting.com/is-your-child-oovooing-mine-is/

In February 2015, Warwickshire PCC issued the following:

‘We have been alerted to concerns around the free mobile app ‘ooVoo’ being used indecently to groom, harass or otherwise distress children. We have reason to believe that the app has in some cases been hijacked by those seeking to make indecent approaches to children.

It is essential that parents and schools remain vigilant to this threat, and that any children using the app know how to do so without putting themselves at risk.’

As with all social networks, if you choose to allow your child to use them, please discuss ‘keeping safe’, agree rules, set privacy settings and monitor their use.

Dates for your diary – Summer Term

MAY

Fri 15th                         Reception Celebration Assembly

Fri 15th                         Year 1 trip – Hall Farm Park

Fri 22nd                        Year 2 Celebration Assembly

Fri 22nd                         End of Term 5 – 3.30pm

JUNE

Mon 1st                         Teacher Training Day – school closed

Tue 2nd                          School opens for Term 6 – 8.55am

Fri 5th                            Year 1 Celebration Assembly

Fri 5th                             Sports Day (pm)

Tue 9th                           Year 2 Wedding

Fri 12th                            Back up Sports Day

Mon 15th & Tue 16th      New starters meetings 4.30pm.  (letters will be sent for which group)

Mon 15th & Tue 16th      Reception Medicals

Tue 16th                           Green Class Far Ings trip

Wed 17th                          Rainbow and Pink Classes Far Ings trip

Wk beg 22nd                    Year Reception trips – dates tbc

Fri 26th                              Year 2 Carnival Day

JULY

Tue 14th                           Year 2 Production

Wed 15th                          Year 2 Production

Thurs 16th                         Year 2 Production

Tue 21st                              End of Year 3.30pm

Dates for your Diary – Summer Term

  • MONDAY 4TH MAY – MAY DAY BANK HOLIDAY
  • Year 6 SE Meeting for Parents – Tuesday 5th May, 6pM
  • SATS Week – Monday 11th May – Friday 15th May
  • Year 5 & 6 Tata Steel Triathlon – Tuesday 19th May
  • Year 5 Play Performances – Wednesday 20th May, 6.30pm
  • FRIDAY 22ND MAY – SCHOOL CLOSES FOR HALF TERM
  • MONDAY 1ST JUNE – TRAINING DAY
  • TUESDAY 2ND JUNE – CHILDREN RETURN TO SCHOOL
  • Year 6 PGL Residential – Friday 12th June – Monday 15th
  • Year 3 The Deep Residential – Wednesday 17th June – Thursday 18th June
  • Summer Fair – Friday 19th June, 2.30pm
  • Healthy Living Week – W/C Monday 22nd June
  • Sports Day – Thursday 25th June, 1.30pm
  • Alliance Carnival – Friday 26th June (Choir and Turtles only)
  • Year 5 Cherry Garth Residential – Group 1 Monday 29th June – Wednesday 1st July, Group 2 Wednesday 1st July – Friday 3rd July
  • Sponsored Walk (Fancy Dress) – Thursday 16th July, PM
  • Year 6 Leaver’s Disco – Monday 20th July, 6-8pm
  • Year 6 Leavers Assembly – Monday 20th July (Children only)
  • TUESDAY 21ST JULY – SCHOOL CLOSES FOR HALF TERM

Breakfast Club

If your child attends the breakfast club we ask that whilst there are building works on-site, please enter through the junior playground (gate opposite Pearson Rd) and go through the door from the main playground directly into the New Hall, not through reception.