Safer Internet Day 2017

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Feb 032017
 

Safer Internet Day 2017 is on Tuesday 7th June and we will be looking at ways to stay safe on the internet all week. The following information comes from Saferinternet.org.uk. The theme for Safer Internet Day 2017 is ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’. Everyone has their part to play in making the internet a better place so these tips and links below are a great way to ensure that you are supporting your child to stay safe and positive online:

1. Be engaged

Talk regularly with your children about how they use technology, and find out what their digital life is like, including how they communicate using images and videos. Perhaps you can start off by discussing your favourite emojis?

Watch the SID TV film 2017 for parents and carers on the importance of making time to talk by clicking here

2. Be aware

Explore the online features of the devices you already own in your family and the devices you might buy for your child in the future. Knowing how to activate and use parental controls can help protect your child from seeing inappropriate content online.

For advice and guides on how to make use of parental controls and other safety features on devices, check out this free Parents’ Guide to Technology.

3. Be there

The most important thing is to ensure that you are there if something goes wrong. Your child might be very embarrassed to discuss the issue they are facing so reassure them that they can turn to you no matter what.

You are always there to help your children but make sure you know how to get support too by visiting this ‘Need Help?’ page

4. Be thoughtful

The internet provides a platform for billions of people to share their views and opinions but not everything or everyone online is trustworthy. Encourage your children to think critically about the things they see online including the images and videos they view on social media. Discussing what they have seen and the message behind a photo or a video can help them consider the difference between fact and opinion, and that there is sometimes more than meets the eye.

Need some help starting a conversation? Check out our conversation starters for ways of striking up a conversation with your child about what they see online.

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Young Voices

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Feb 022017
 

After months of rehearsals and practice, on Monday night 66 pupils from RMJS joined 6,400 other children to perform at the Genting Arena in Birmingham in the Young voices Concert. Our children were fantastic from the first minute to the last and should be very proud of themselves indeed.

It is difficult to describe just how wonderful the evening’s performance was – you really had to be there to feel the atmosphere and know what it was like to be part of something so great. Many, many thanks to all who supported our preparations for this, especially Mrs Broster and Mrs King who put so much time into learning the songs with the children.

We have got some great photos and video from the day which we will put together into a movie on the website. If anyone who went to the show has any more they would like to share with us please send them into school on a memory stick or CD and we will use them in our own movie.

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Year 3/4 Athletics

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Jan 112017
 

Well done to the children who competed for the school at last night’s Rushcliffe Indoor athletics competition heats. This was the first time some of the team have represented the school and it was obvious to all there just how much they enjoyed themselves.

Not only did they enjoy competing they finished in a great 2nd place and therefore progress to the Rushcliffe finals. Well done!

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A Little Bit of History

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Jan 062017
 

Clearing our a cupboard over the holiday we found an old VHS tape titles ‘Bingham’s Children of the Twentieth Century’. We think it it is from 1999 and was funded and made via Nottinghamshire County Council and the National Lottery Millennium Award Scheme. The cover says it was by Catherine Haynes and Hilda Smith. We managed to convert it to digital and thought it would be interesting for the people of Bingham to watch again. 1999 doesn’t seem so long ago to some of us but it is still really interesting to look back and see how things have changed. There is also lots of fascinating glimpses back to schools in Bingham of the past.

I wonder if you recognise anyone!

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Year 6 World War 2 Day

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Dec 162016
 

Year 6 came to school today dressed as evacuees and spent the day learning what it was like to be a child during World War 2. Thanks to members of Partake Theatre the children had a day of hands on activities including old time dancing, imagining what it was like t be an evacuee and looking at artefacts from the time. The children’s costumes were amazing, as you can see form the photos:

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Year 3 Travel to Bethlehem (almost!)

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Dec 142016
 

The children from year 3 spent today at Brackenhurst Environmental Centre for a day of Christmas Crafts and Activities. As well as making their own decorations the children got to dress up and act out the Nativity – complete with live animals! The children had a fantastic day and members of staff and public commented on just how wonderfully behaved they were. Enjoy the photos:

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Superstan!

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Dec 092016
 

Over 140 children were involved in this year’s Christmas show, Superstan, and what entertainment they provided for the three sell out evening audiences! The show was, once again, a huge amount of fun to rehearse and perform and judging from the audience reaction the children managed to entertain many people. It was a real pleasure to work with both the year 6 cast and the fantastic choir in preparation for the show – they were an absolute joy to direct and organise! Their enthusiasm was infectious and what the audience may not realise is just how much input the year 6 children themselves put into the play in terms of extra lines, dance moves etc. Children often have the best ideas!

It is the combination of work and fun that make these sorts of show so important to the pattern of a school year. Yes we do these shows to entertain parents and families and yes we do these shows to let the children showcase their talents but they are also hugely important learning opportunities. Children learn the importance of discipline, the importance of teamwork and how sometimes others rely on you; they learn to concentrate, to listen, to keep going when the going is tough; they see how effort brings improvement; they do new things that surprise themselves and help them believe yes – I can do so much when I put my mind to it; and, above all, they learn the rewards of hard work.

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Athletics Finals

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Nov 302016
 

Our year 5/6 athletics team competed last night in the finals of the Rushcliffe Indoor Athletics competition. The children performed as well as they did in the heats – which was brilliantly! The atmosphere was great and our team were fantastic ambassadors for RMJS. Once the results were in and counted we finished in a wonderful 3rd place. Well done to the whole team!

Here is the team looking smart:

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And here they are ‘dabbing’ for some reason…:

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