Dear Parents and Carers, Over the last year we have made considerable changes to IT teaching and Learning and to our iPads to make them safer and better for our children and staff to use. Some of these changes have been:
- Consistent e-Safety session taught in each class across school at the start of each half term, developing the children’s understanding of how to use technology safely and securely
- Thorough assessment of risk to all apps on the by the IT team and Headteacher. Any apps that have not passed our stringent risk assessments have been removed.
- Safari has been removed from the infant site iPads, so children at the infant site do not currently have access to an internet search browser.
As many of you know, Manley Park uses ClassDojo as a communication app for the classroom. It connects teachers, parents, and students who use it to share photos, videos, and updates throughout the school day. We use ClassDojo to work together as a team, share classroom experiences, and bring big ideas to life in our classrooms and homes. We want to build a positive culture where students are engaged, encouraged, and love learning! We want all parents to be part of our classroom and school community, seeing what we’re learning every day.
Dear Parents and Carers,
We have had a number of concerns shared with us over the last few months about parking and vehicles using the roads outside of school especially concerning zigzag lines, parking across drives and performing ‘u turns’ in the road. Therefore, I felt that it would be of benefit to share with you some information.
We want this to feel a positive experience for your child. When discussing this in class, we are referring to the week as their opportunity to show off all that they have learned within these subjects. Our curriculum in year 6 has been following the whole school themes and has included a broad range of subjects. However, with the dates (14/5/18-17/5/18) getting ever closer, we feel it is only fair to begin to equip your children with they test skills they will require to feel
confident throughout this week.
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We are delighted to announce that Manley Park will be celebrating Earth Hour once again this year. This event has proved very popular each year with our children, staff, parents and the wider community. It is an opportunity to think and reflect about our planet earth and how to look after it.
Year 2 will be visiting ‘Bring Yer Wellies’- a rural outdoor education centre set in open countryside in Hoghton. Throughout the day the children will be participating in a number of outdoor activities including exploring a small beach, investigating seeds and plants, using our senses to explore different herbs and their importance in the world, learning how to plant properly, visiting a Wormery, den building and mini cork boat racing.