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Safe learning online

During these unprecedented times, we want to ensure that your families, who are likely to be using the internet more frequently than normal, continue to work safely online. The following organisations offer parental advice, guides and tips, and are recommended by the UK Government as sources for support: Internet matters - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online London Grid for Learning - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online Net-aware - for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC Parent info - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online Thinkuknow - for advice from the National Crime Agency to sta

Internet Safety - XBox

Top Tips for X-Box: If you want to find out more about parental controls and issues to be aware of when using XBox devices, please visit the parental guide using the following link:

Internet Safety - PSP and PS3

Top tips for Playstation 3 and PSP gaming devices If you want to find out more about parental controls and issues to be aware of when using these Playstation devices, please visit the parent guide using the following link:

Friesian pen pals

The children have asked if they can share address with each other so that they can write become pen pals during the school closures. If they would like to bring in a note book today, to create an address book, they are very welcome to. I would suggest that they write their own address in it too, in order to share it with others. Obviously, we are unable to had out addresses ourselves!

This week in Friesian Class

This week, we are continuing with our work on Romeo and Juliet and will be planning our own versions of the story, in preparation for writing our own tragedies. In maths, we are looking at finding fractions of quantities and numbers, comparing fractions and will be completing the Rapid Recall Challenge. In RE, we will be finding out more about the Five Pillars of Islam, and will be focusing on prayer. We will also be setting aside some time in our week for reflection and a chance to discuss the importance of taking time for quiet and calm in order to maintain good mental health- something very necessary during such uncertain times. In computing, we will be looking at educational websites aim

This week in Dexter Class

Well, as another week of uncertainty begins, we are continuing to try and keep things as normal and stable for our youngest children at Amberley. We are encouraging good hygiene at all times and giving children all the usual opportunities to enjoy their learning whilst keeping everyone as healthy and safe as we can. Our Dexter class are extremely resilient and are having as much fun as ever and I hope we can keep it that way. We are focusing on the story of the Little Red Hen and the children are able to retell it already! We are focusing on rhyming strings, looking at how we open a story and also recapping on phonics learning, including our high frequency/ tricky words. Our worship continu

This week in Belted Galloway class

In these uncertain times, we are making sure that your children's education continues as normal until we are told to do differently. In view of this, we will be carrying out our end of term assessments this week, slightly earlier than usual, in order to be able to share the results with you at parents' evening next week. Miss Cale will be working with us this week on our music topic, which centres on composition. The children will be learning about musical notation, and will be working in small groups to write and notate a piece of music with a specific theme, eventually performing it to their peers. PE and Outdoor learning continue as normal this week. In computing, the children will be con

This week in Hereford Class

This week we are using the skills that we have been taught in English to write a biography from start to finish. We are basing our biography on Florence Nightingale to recap our History Learning. In Maths we are showing what we know by completing quizzes based on everything that we have been taught. This will help to show Miss Holden what we have understood and any areas we might need work on. This will be shared with you at Parents' evening (WC 23rd March). We continue to look at Judaism where we are exploring items that are special to them and their uses as well as how they show their belief in their God. We began this last week through discussion but are digging deeper to gain a better un

Internet Safety - PS4 and PSVita

Tip tips for PS4 and PS Vita: If you want to find out more about parental controls and issues to be aware of when using PlayStation PS4 and PS Vita gaming devices, please visit the parent guide using this link:

This week in Belted Galloway

Welcome to another week in Belted Galloway class, which will start with our somewhat belated celebration of World Book Day, where we will be hopefully completing our class book for this term, The Middler, and taking part in some drama related to other Shakespearean tales. This will allow the children to compare and contrast with the work on Macbeth that they are completing in English this week. In Maths, we will be moving away from fractions and decimals, and linking prior learning with percentages. While we will be finding percentages of quantities in class, the children will also be learning the equivalent fraction, decimal and percentage facts, some of which they will be bringing home to

This week in Dexter class

Dexter class really enjoyed starting the week by celebrating World Book Day. The outfits were fantastic and based on stories which were both traditional or more contemporary. We are sharing our favourite stories and explaining what it is that we like about them to our friends. The children of Amberley School have a real love of reading and Dexter class are certainly no exception; their knowledge of what they have read (or have heard) is amazing and it is wonderful to see them using vocabulary during their play which is clearly influenced by the stories they know. Our traditional tale focus this week is The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We will be linking into our maths and science learning as we

This week in Hereford Class

We are excited to start a new topic of science this week where we are looking at materials and their uses. We are starting with a hunt around school, looking for objects using grid references on a map. We will be exploring their properties and why they are suitable for different objects. In maths we are moving on from 2D shapes and onto 3D shapes. We are identifying them and discussing their properties (faces, edges and vertices). We will be using our knowledge of 2D shapes to describe their faces. In English, we continue with our biography writing where we will be writing a biography about Rosa Parks. Please see our blog for some examples of our introductions of biographies which ends our W

This week in Friesian Class

This week, we are looking forward to sharing our art work with you at our exhibition on Monday after school. We will be be continuing to work as artists during our immersion work, as we focus on drawing techniques. In RE, we are continuing our work learning about the five pillars of Islam and will be looking in particular at Salah, and learning about the importance of prayer. In English, we will be continuing to write the story of Romeo and Juliet and in maths, we will be looking further at fractions. In computing, we will be learning about vlogging, discussing internet safety and then beginning to create powerpoint presentations, which we will eventually turn into videos, in order to vlog o

Charity Cake Sale Today!

Please join Friesian class in the hall after school, where Poppy will be selling cakes in order to raise money for Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (GARAS) and Waunifor Primary School. Friesians will also be exhibiting their art work. Thank you for your continued support.

Tik Tok

As you may know, there articles are regularly posted on Internet safety sites about the popular short form video app ‘Tik Tok’ which until a couple of years ago was known as Musically. Tik Tok is now the most downloaded iPhone app in the world. work in schools across the UK every day of the week and have recently published a blog stating that it is now the case that children from the age of 6, all the way up to 17, are heavy users of the app. The following is an extract from their recent post: 'Of some concern to us are the numbers of children that use the app without their parents knowledge. Sometimes a parent has reacted to widespread concerns about the ap

Internet Safety - Top Tips for Nintendo

Gaming devices provide a variety of interesting activities and ways for young people to engage with their friends and families. However, it is important to be aware of what these devices can do and how you can talk with your child to help them to use this technology in safe and positive way. All modern gaming devices offer parental controls to help you manage how your child uses their device, but these do need to be set up in order for them to be operational. Over the next few weeks, we will be publishing links for various gaming platforms. This week, Nintendo is in focus. Top tips for Nintendo:

Hereford Wonder Women Biography

Here are some of our introductions to our biographies about Rosa Parks to conclude our History topic. Rosa Parks Rosa Parks was born on 4th February 1913 in America. She lived with her mother, brother and grandparents. She lived in Alabama. Her grandparents told her stories about how black people were treated. She was brave and wanted to do what was right. Immy Rosa Parks Rosa Parks was born on 4th February 1913 in America. She lived with her mother, brother and grandparents. Rosa parks also lived in America. She was very brave because she stood up for herself., She was fed up with the rules. Jacob Rosa Parks Rosa Parks was born on 4th February 1913. She was born in America. She lived with h

Cake Sale and Art Exhibition

After school on Monday 9th March, Friesian class will be holding an exhibition of some of their collage art work. Friesian parents are invited to come and view the pictures and purchase them if they wish. We will also be running a cake stall, which will be open to all of the school. Poppy is in the process of working towards her Charity Badge for Brownies and has created posters to advertise the cake stall. Together, we are raising money for two charities, Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (as chosen by Poppy in response to our recent visit from director, Adele Owen), and Waunifor Primary School in Kenya, who are desperately in need of funds in order to stock their libra

This week in Belted Galloway class

This week we will be started a new Science topic on Evolution and Inheritance. While the topic has traditionally been a secondary school unit of work, recent raised expectations by the government have meant that we start studying this at the end of primary school. This week, the children will be learning about inheritance, the idea that offspring inherit characteristics from their parents, and we will consider which characteristics are inherited and which are acquired over time. Through this, we will talk about the fact that practise and hard-work makes you good at something, and that you can't just be born with an innate ability in, say, swimming, just because your parents are good at it. W

Raising money and awareness!

Congratulations to Arabella, who has been supporting the British Hen Welfare Trust, who find caring homes for thousands of commercial laying hens each year. She not only baked cakes and sold them in order to raise money, but raised awareness by talking to us about the work of the charity. She highlighted the poor conditions which many hens are kept in and explained the re-homing scheme which aims to save hens who are no longer considered useful in the commercial industry. Because of her work, 6 more chickens have been rescued and she was given recognition in their monthly newsletter! Well done!

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