Archive for February, 2016

Mayan Tiles

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Within our topic of Mexico this term, we have been studying the Maya civilisation.

So far we have looked at the overall history of the Mayans, including looking at a variety of pictures and other sources in order to form questions, and filling in a timeline of important events. We looked at their creation story and are linking this to a dance. We’ve also looked at the Gods they used to worship and even created our own versions!

This week, we have been making clay tiles in the style of the Mayans. We thought about patterns and details used by the Mayans in art last week, and applied this learning to engraving our clay tiles this week. Everyone’s design was unique and fantastic!

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Using The Internet Safely

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

As part of the pupil’s ongoing understanding of internet safety, 2 local police officers visited school to remind everyone of the benefits and dangers of using the internet. They visited every classroom to give age appropriate advice and information which helped the children reflect on their internet use. They made it clear how important their safety online is and some of the dangers that they could meet. More importantly, they reinforced the steps pupils should take if they ever feel uncomfortable which is to tell a grown up that they trust.

They left everyone SID’s Top Tips

  1. People you don’t know are strangers. They are not always who they say they are.
  2. Be nice to people on the computer like you would in the playground.
  3. Keep your personal information private.
  4. If you ever get that ‘uh oh’ feeling, you should tell a grown up you trust.

Don’t forget Safer Internet Day 2016 is on February 9th so keep a look out for resources and information that are available.

Useful Websites

Visit for age appropriate information for the whole family.

An important internet safety website for parents and carers is It offers a completely refreshed suite of articles and guidance on all aspects of child internet safety.

Families can also use the website to access the CEOP Safety Centre ( where they can report abuse and exploitation direct to CEOP.

Learning how to stay safe online.

Learning how to stay safe online.

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