Kidsafe is continuing to run in Year 6 on a Monday afternoon and we have been covering a lot about cyberbullying and keeping ourselves safe online. What to do if you need to talk to someone about an incident online or if you find something you shouldn’t. Could parents familiarise themselves with what their children are doing online and what they have access to. Ensure your children’s privacy settings are secure to ensure their safety. Please continue to monitor what your children are doing on all their electronic devices.
We are very proud to be a Kidsafe school and have been since 2015. Mrs Jewitt, Mrs Rothery, Miss Davison and Mrs Gill are all trained to deliver the programme. Follow the link to find out more about Kidsafe.
Watch this space for the 2021 – 2022 timetable.
Over the past few months six super students from Year 2 have been working really hard as part of their commitment to the First Lego League.
Yesterday saw the culmination of their work when they presented to judges at The Word in South Shields.
FIRST LEGO League challenges kids to think like scientists and engineers. During the INTO ORBIT season, teams will choose and solve a real-world problem in the Project. They will also build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® technology to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game. Throughout their experience, teams will operate under the FIRST signature set of Core Values, celebrating discovery, teamwork, and Gracious Professionalism®
Thank you to the children, our Computing Link Governor Mr Stenburge and of course all of the staff at Openzone @ The Word.
Kidsafe Week 1 – Year 5 JC and JS
Our year 5 children began their 5 week Kidsafe course today with a focus on understanding Trust and ‘Yukky Feelings‘.
It can be difficult to explain or verbalise how we feel sometimes, especially if those feelings aren’t good.
Sadness, fear and worry can be really debilitating emotions, but for those who perhaps struggle with the vocabulary to explain exactly how they feel, it’s even more of an issue. How do you tell someone you don’t feel right, when you aren’t sure how to describe or even understand the feeling or emotion?
Kidsafe has a fantastic way of providing children with the confidence and vocabulary to do just that: our year 5 children have been discussing those emotions that can be classified as ‘Yukky’ – that moment when your tummy starts to churn and your heart beats a little faster and you know something just doesn’t feel right – Yukky Feelings.
Your child has been given a letter explaining a little more about today’s session; if they wish to discuss this with you further, do encourage it – it means they’ve understood the concept of talking with a ‘Trusted Grown-Up’!
If you have any questions about any of the Kidsafe sessions, do get in touch. Alternatively, visit the Kidsafe website here (or click on KS below!).
The sessions are being led by Mrs. Jewitt, Mrs Gill and Mr Dobson – 3 of our accredited Kidsafe Tutors here at Ashley Primary, and of course, KS the Kidsafe Mascot.
We are all looking forward to next week’s session!
Well done children, great first week! 🙂
This week we planted carrots and peas! Our potatoes have also started to grow. After that, we gave everything a good drink of water.
On Wednesday after school, an exciting discovery was made by Miss Evans… a Pied Wagtail bird has decided one of our watering cans is the perfect place to make a home. Take a look at our visitor sitting on the roof (watching us) and then hopping back to her eggs. Now we’ve had a sneak peak, I think we’ll leave her in peace and hopefully we’ll hear the chirp of hungry chicks soon!
And… here’s the video (she’s on the shed roof):
See you next week!
Miss Lawson and Mrs Hall
We have been super busy in Gardening club! This week we have been planting potatoes and continuing to remove weeds from the other beds, ready to plant more fruit or veg. Here are some photos:
Why not go and have a look at our hard work next time you’re near the garden at school?!
We’ve been having great fun at Judo – check out some of our moves!
Today at Ashley Primary School we have been wearing purple to support the Kidsafe Charity. KS (the monkey) and his friends have been doing a really long bicycle ride and visiting lots of South Tyneside Schools. We were all super excited when they arrived here. We were also pleased to see KS wearing a reflective band and a crash helmet. Thank you all for your support. 👍
The children at Ashley Primary School have been continuing to take part in the Kidsafe programme. During the sessions children learn how to look after themselves and keep safe in potentially harmful situations.
Our Kidsafe Tutors are Kelly Davison, Calum Dobson, Natalie Jewitt and Nicola Rothery and they have delivered the program to children across the school from Reception to Year 6.
On Wednesday 21st June – KS will be taking part in a fundraiser to raise money for this amazing charity. KS will be doing a mammoth bicycle ride and he hopes to cycle past our school. Watch out for more information about ‘Purple Day!’
What a busy time the year 2 Waste Warriors have had!
In preparation for their presentation at the Open Zone, the team have been researching, designing, and of course building! They’ve also decided on their amazing team name – Ashley Waste Warriors! We love it!
Last week, the year group were visited by Wendy from Groundworks, who answered lots of questions about local waste management, in particular how we can reduce, reuse and recycle more effectively. Wendy gave us some great ideas for reusing waste in our Outdoor Classroom! An important message she left with us was, ‘if in doubt, leave it out!’ Recycling can become very costly if we don’t do it properly, so if you’re not sure, leave it out and check for next time!
Our caretaker, Mrs Ovington, showed us how she manages our school waste, she explained how it is collected, where it is taken in the school, and where it goes afterwards.
On Wednesday the team visited Middlefields Recycling Village where they met with Bill McGill. He was great and the children had a brilliant time learning all about waste management in the area, recycling, reusing and how to turn waste into energy. We also visited the on site shop where discarded items that can be reused are rescued, cleaned and checked, then sold at very reasonable prices. The team did try to convince Miss Davison and I to buy them a table top football game to bring back to school, unfortunately we were returning on foot so had to leave it there for someone else, (much to their disappointment!)
The team have also been planning their ‘Show Me’ poster for the presentation and have begun the big build… It is very exciting to see everything come together! 🙂
Things are certainly coming along nicely and the children loved meeting Wendy and Bill, many thanks to our very own Mrs Ovington, Groundworks and South Tyneside Council!
Keep it up team, Miss Davison and I are very proud! 🙂