Safer Internet Day 2017

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Safer Internet Day is a global initiative that encourages safe internet use as well as highlighting online safety issues.

It is an annual event that takes place at the beginning of February. This year it is on Tuesday 7 February.

At CBPPS we want to make the most of this opportunity to promote the importance of good online conduct to children as well as reminding them what a fantastic resource the internet is when used well.

Here’s a brief outline of what to expect and how everyone can get involved.

Unite for a better internet: be the change

This year’s theme draws on how people interact with one another online, and the positive outcome in collectively calling for a ‘better’ internet.

This in itself is an excellent opportunity to discuss with your child what their favourite things about the internet are. Why not ask them to share some online safety tips with you? They have all been busy in school discussing how to stay safe online. This could be helpful for you to find out what knowledge they’re confident in implementing online and the areas they may need extra support with.

The Safer Internet Centre has created a wealth of resources to help you promote and celebrate the event far and wide, so it’s worth taking a look at these.

Overall, embracing Safer Internet Day allows you to be involved in your child’s online world in a positive and exciting way. Happy celebrating!

*Our school’s E-Safety Policy is available for you to read in the Policies section on our website.

 

Forms 4-6 Cross Country Competition – @ Barn Elms

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Forms 4, 5 and 6 were all represented in the annual St James Inter Schools Cross Country Competition on 24 January.

Ten schools entered the competition with six girls selected from each year group. The Form 4 team had to run the 1km course. Forms 5 and 6 had the longer distance of 1.5km. This was the second year that our school has taken part and the girls thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The highlight of the afternoon was a fantastic second placed finish from Amelia from Form 5. With over 40 children in her race this was an exceptional achievement. The Form 4 team ran very well and had three girls finish in top 20, a very solid team effort in their first cross country competition. Form 6 excelled and managed three top ten finishes which they deserve huge credit for. These impressive final positions meant the team finished in second place overall which the girls should be very proud of.

Well done to all the competitors, a great afternoon of running in perfect conditions. We are already looking forward to coming back next year!

Drama Workshop

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Reception, Form 1 and Form 2 were transported into a fairy tale world with the help of the Good Fairy. Their mission was to try and banish the evil Red Queen from the kingdom. The children enjoyed dancing, singing and miming their way through the exciting magical adventure.

Pedestrian Skills Training

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On Thursday 19th January, year 4 and 5 pupils participated in Pedestrian Skills Training on the streets of Chiswick. Pupils were guided around and taught the necessary skills in order to remain safe on the roads some of the skills included were; where to cross, when to cross and what dangers to look for. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed this experience and are eager to pass on their friends and family.

Clifton Gardens Care Home Visit

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Pupils from Forms 4, 5 and 6 visited Clifton Gardens Care Home, where they presented a delightful programme of Christmas songs and music. The residents clearly loved seeing and hearing our children perform.

Christmas Concert

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On Thursday 8th December, Chiswick and Bedford Park pupils from years 2 – 6 performed their Christmas concert to an audience of proud parents, teachers and family members. All of the pupils worked very hard to deliver a quality performance and can be very proud of their efforts.

Reception Christmas Concert

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On Tuesday 6th December, all of the Reception pupils performed their Christmas Nativity Play.
The audience was enthralled by their beautiful singing, clear speaking and star performances.

Form 6 Football Tournament

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The Form 6 A team took part in the annual Football tournament at Rocks Lane on 24 November.

Ten schools entered the competition and were spilt into two groups of five in a round robin format.

With only the top two sides from each group progressing to the semi – finals, qualification was always going to be a tough task.

We started very brightly and battled to a 2-0 victory against Pembridge Hall in our first match. The team followed this up with a hard earned 1-0 win against Orchard House. Our success was built on solid defending and this was apparent in the third fixture as we drew 0-0 against Bassett House. The only defeat the team suffered in the group stage was a 1-0 loss against Latymer as we conceded our first goal of the tournament.

At the end of the first round of matches all of the schools were called in to find out who had made it through to the next round. It was extremely close with three teams finishing level on the same points. Our superior goal difference meant that we had won our group. The girls were understandably thrilled to have qualified for the semi-final.

Our opponents were Prospect House with a place in the final awaiting the winner. The girls got off to the best possible start by scoring in the first few minutes. An outstanding team performance restricted the opposition to very few chances. We were able to see out the game comfortably and ended as 1-0 winners.

We faced an outstanding Kew Green side in the final. They had got this stage by winning every game and without conceding a single goal. Our girls faced a huge challenge but were keen to show they weren’t just there to make up the numbers. We surprised our opponents in the early stages combining great skill with tough tackling. Just before half time we took a deserved lead after some great attacking play. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to keep up our incredible energy levels in the second half. Kew Green dominated possession and created plenty of scoring chances. Our goalkeeper kept them at bay with some outstanding saves before two late goals gave them victory.

The team were disappointed to have lost an extremely close contest but were understandably proud to collect their silver runners up medals. The girls were a credit to the school and deserve great praise for all their efforts.

 

Nursery Christmas Concert

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The Nursery children enjoyed performing their Christmas concert, ‘The First Nativity’  to the whole school and their parents on Tuesday 29th November.  The Nursery had practised for weeks and the staff were very proud of the children’s achievements.  They all shone brightly on the stage.

Yeats Fund Raiser

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Trussell Trust Christmas shoe boxes

Many thanks to every family who made a christmas shoe box. The Trussell Trust van arrived on Tuesday and we loaded 185 boxes, which are now on their way to orphanages and schools in Bulgaria. Your generosity will mean so much to the people who receive them.