Our children are fortunate enough to be growing up in an increasingly technological age, meaning that their learning can be heightened through the use of many different technologies. Also, it enables the children to communicate with their friends and peers using a variety of tools, platforms and media. However, it is vital that children are reminded of the importance of using the internet in a safe and careful manner.
Although, this is not a school matter as the use of the internet and social media occurs outside school hours, the school will intervene in these issues when they impact on behaviour and learning.
Therefore, we would ask for parents and carers to be extra vigilant when your child is using social media sites such as Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook.
We would also ask parents to be mindful of the age ratings for videogames. Statistics have shown that children as young as 7 across the UK are accessing and playing 18 rated games such as Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty. Whilst we appreciate how difficult it is not to succumb to peer pressure, we must stress the importance of thoroughly vetting these games yourself first. These 18 rated games are subjecting young children to obscene language, sexual activity and extreme violence at a very impressionable age. Again, the school will intervene in these issues when they impact on behaviour and learning, so please help us prevent these issues occurring by following the PEGI guidance below.
Below are some links to information, guidance and resources which we hope you will find useful. If however, you feel you need further information, support or advice regarding your child’s use of social media sites, then please contact Miss Anderson, our Online Safety Co-ordinator at email@example.com. We are all learning together in this new technological age, and there are tools and support available if needed.
For details on joining the Spanish Lessons on a Friday lunch time please contact Helen Sayer on 07759665650
On Friday 14th December we are going to the Arc in Stockton for a theatrical performance of Miracle on 34th street. The Friends of Chandlers Ridge have purchased the tickets for the children, therefore we are just asking for a voluntary contribution of £4.75 to cover the cost of the transport. We will be leaving school at 12.45pm. The show doesn’t finish till 3.30pm so we should be back at school for 4.00pm depending on traffic.
Come and join in with Simon Carson’s After School Football Club every Friday 3:30pm until 4:30pm if interested please come along with your child and speak to the football coach to enrol. £3 per session Football/PE Kit needed.
The Coulby Newham Cathedral will be the venue for our carol concert this year on Monday 17th December at 6.30pm. Each year group from Year 1 to Year 6 and choir will be singing. There will also be some readings from the Christmas story.
Children and parents are invited back for 6.30pm start, if everyone can start to arrive from 6.15pm. Children will be sat with their class in the front rows of the cathedral. Children are to come wearing their school uniform.
Tuesday 18th December – Nursery Christmas Party (which will be whatever session your child usually attends). Please come to school dressed in your party clothes for the whole day.
If your child is part of the Vocalize sessions ran by Sarah O’shea they will be performing in the school hall at the following Christmas Performances on Tuesday 18th December
KS2 Musical Theatre – 3.45pm
KS1 Vocalize Choir – 4.30pm
The price is £3 per person entry on the door and all money will be going to Zoes Place Baby Hospice.
For our Christmas parties, our school kitchen will be providing our party food, this will include sandwiches, crisps, a cake and biscuits. Children are to come wearing their party clothes for the whole day. Please don’t forget a coat as they will be playing outside at lunchtime!
Wednesday 19th December – Y4/5 am
For our Christmas parties, our school kitchen will be providing our party food, this will include sandwiches, crisps, a cake and biscuits. Children are to come wearing their party clothes for the whole day. Please don’t forget a coat as they will be playing outside at breaktime!
Wednesday 19th December – Y1/2 pm
Nursery and Reception children are taking part in a Big Read on Thursday 20th December for parents to come in and read with your children. Please see further details your Tapestry account.
Christmas Disco’s look out in the newsletter for times to be confirmed. Tickets will be available to purchase on your ParentMail account closer to the date.