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Feb 2018

Fabulous curriculum fun

Much fun was had at Bradway Primary school this week with Year 5 doing a 'Bush Tucker trial', Year 3 making toothpaste, Year 2 making bubble snakes and Year 4 making torches with the help of parents. Year 1 also had an alien crash land in their classroom, leaving quite a mess. See their blog and other class blogs for further details.

Toothpaste factory workers in Year 3

Year 2 ready to go outside to make bubbles

A little disgusting perhaps?

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Feb 2018

Safer Internet Day 2018

 Safer Internet Day 2018

Bradway Primary School are proud to be taking part in Safer Internet Day 2018.

Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission*, each February to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology, especially among children and young people. Celebrated on the second day of the second week of the second month, each year on Safer Internet Day millions of people unite to inspire positive change and raise awareness of online safety issues and participate in events and activities right across the globe.

Safer Internet Day aims to not only create a safer internet but also a better internet, where everyone is empowered to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.

Safer Internet Day aims to reach out to children and young people, parents and carers, teachers, educators and social workers, as well as industry, decision makers and politicians, to encourage everyone to play their part in creating a better internet.

By celebrating the positive power of the internet, the 2018 Safer Internet Day theme of “Create, Connect and Share Respect: a better internet starts with you” encourages everyone to join the global movement, to participate, to make the most of the internet’s potential to bring people together.

With a global, community-led approach, Safer Internet Day 2018 encourages everyone to join and play their part. There are many ways to do this:

  • Children and young people can help to create a better internet by being kind and respectful to others online, by protecting their online reputations (and those of others), and by seeking out positive opportunities to create, engage and share online.

  • Parents and carers play a crucial role in empowering and supporting children to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively, whether it is by ensuring an open dialogue with their children, educating them to use technology safely and positively, or by acting as digital role models.

  • Teachers, educators and social workers can help to create a better internet by equipping their pupils and students with digital literacy skills and by developing their critical thinking skills, which will allow them to better navigate the online world. They can empower them to create their own content, make positive choices online and can set a personal example of online behaviour for their pupils and students.

  • Industry can help to create a better internet by creating and promoting positive content and safe services online, and by empowering users to respond to any issues by providing clear safety advice, a range of easy-to-use safety tools, and quick access to support if things do go wrong.

  • Decision makers and politicians need to provide the culture in which all of the above can function and thrive – for example, by ensuring that there are opportunities in the curriculum for children to learn about online safety, ensuring that parents and carers have access to appropriate information and sources of support, and that industry are encouraged to self-regulate their content and services. They must also take the lead in governance and legislation, and ultimately ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and young people through effective child protection strategies for the online world.

  • Everyone has a responsibility to make a positive difference online. We can all promote the positive by being kind and respectful to others and seeking out positive opportunities to create and connect. We can all respond to the negative by reporting any inappropriate or illegal content.

We invite everyone to join us, and Safer Internet Day supporters across the globe, to help create a better internet on Tuesday, 6 February 2018and, indeed, throughout the whole year. A better internet starts with you!

Find out more about the global campaign for Safer Internet Day at www.saferinternetday.org.

Find out more about the UK campaign for Safer Internet Day at www.saferinternetday.org.uk

Find other useful resources at https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

Please do talk to your children about the work they have been doing in school around internet safety and continue to talk to your children about their online lives. So many children have been telling us about their social media accounts such as Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook and the problems they have encountered. These accounts have an age restriction of 13 and it is vital that we check the types of messages and posts our children are involved in.

For any further advice please do not hesitate to contact school.


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Posted on
Jan 2018

Bradway Primary School at Young Voices

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Posted on
Jan 2018

Girls' sporting achievement and Reading Workshop

Girls' football success.

Our children have been doing exceptionally well in sport this year but the Year 6 girls' football team deserves a special mention. They have achieved great things in the English Schools Football Association competition, first by being champions of Sheffield and then by beating all the other South Yorkshire schools to become champions of South Yorkshire. An amazing result from an amazing team who consistently put the team above the individual. The next challenge is to see if they can be champions of The North! 

Reading workshop

We were delighted to welcome at least 90 parents to our recent Reading Workshop. Teresa Heathcote reminded parents about the importance of being able to read 300 common words on sight without having to decode them. These words will be available on our website under 'Parent Information --- helping your child at home'.  If possible parents should read aloud with their children and talk about the book, making them think about what the book means.
She suggested that the most useful thing that a busy parent can do when their child has finished their book is to ask 'what was your book about?'
We were so pleased with the feedback from parents with one person emailing us to say: 'Brilliant and inspiring reading workshop for parents this afternoon at Bradway with Teresa Heathcote - thank you!'  

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Posted on
Jan 2018

Reading Workshop 25.1.18

We are delighted to be hosting a reading workshop for parents next Thursday, 25th January. The workshop will be presented by a highly regarded literacy specialist, Teresa Heathcote. To increase flexibility for parents who work, two time slots are available.  Please make every effort to attend as we are sure this will support you and your child in developing their reading skills.

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Our 50th anniversary

50th Anniversary

An Introduction to Bradway Primary

Selected Quotes

"Just wanted to say a big thank you to all staff involved in Annie .  It was fabulous from beginning to end!  The children clearly had a great time working on it.  It really is a brilliant opportunity to be part of a big production. " - parent