Important Information/School Closure/Events

Week Beginning  18th March 2018

Children will be taking part in Swimming, football and Gymnastics this half term.

Your child will  need their indoor/outdoor PE kit for these sessions e.g.indoors  plimsolls, shorts and top. Outdoors- training shoes/football boots jogging pants, tee shirt, sweater, gloves, hat… Please make sure ALL of your child’s PE kit is named and placed in a PE bag.

CAMBO GREAT BAKE OFF

Well done to everyone who took part in our Cambo Bakeoff. What fun we had from start to finish! What accomplished decorators you all are! It was good to see the cooperation between parents, grandparents, friends and children alike! The standard was very high. We raised

£159.22  on the day.

We sold 90 Red Noses which also raised £120.00

Many thanks to everyone for a super afternoon!

Swimming / Gymnastic Festival – 27th March 2019. 

We will be going to Willowburn Leisure Centre/Swimming Pool on the 27th March to take part in our Annual Gymnastic/Swimming Festival with children from Longhorsley and Whalton Schools.  A letter will follow via email to let you know which activity your child is taking part in and what they will require for the event.  We will be travelling via Rothbury Motors. We will leave school as close to 9 as possible and return for a late lunch.

THE READ 2 DOGS PROGRAM

We are delighted to inform you that we will be starting the READ 2 DOGS scheme at Cambo First School  in the week beginning 4th March. This program is fully insured and is designed to give children the opportunity  to increase their confidence and enjoyment in reading.  Several charities, such as Canine Concern, Paws to Read and Pets as Therapy are involved in the program and we are lucky enough to have Ali and her dog Red joining us in school.
Red is  a specially trained service dog, who works in schools, hospitals and care homes. Children  will have the opportunity to read with Red under the close supervision of Ali, his owner and a member of school staff.
Some children can be nervous about reading out loud or reading to others in a group. Red loves to hear children read, so this is a special time fr the children giving them time to practice and enjoy reading, away from other children.
Children in other schools have really benefited from the READ 2 DOGS Program. It has helped them become less self-conscious and more confident with their reading. They looked forward to reading, because Red provides comfort and inspires children to have fun reading.
We look forward to seeing Red and Ali in school.

Swimming

Please ensure that your child has a swimming costume, hat and a towel in a bag specifically for swimming. Swimming hats must be worn. Hair must be tied back if long and all jewellery must be removed. If ear rings cannot be removed parents must provide plasters  to cover their ears.

Peripatetic Music with Kathy Anderson

Please ensure that your child has their instrument in school. If your child is interested in playing an instrument please let Carol know as soon as possible and she will arrange for a taster session with Kathy Anderson

E-SAFETY HELP AND ADVICE

CURRENT ISSUES RE E-Safety  

Momo [this could be a hoax, but just incase]

We have been made aware from the media, police other schools of a dangerous and sinister online game:‘Momo’, that some children might have been accessing. The game encourages children to self-harm and has been dubbed the ‘Suicide killer game’. 

What is Momo?

MOMO is a brown haired young woman, with bulging eyes and creepy bird like legs. She was originally created by Japanese artist Midori Hiyashi for the Link Factory, none of which have any connection to the horrifying game.

The game hides itself in the form of other normal looking games so that parents do not suspect it. MOMO then asks the player to add a number on WhatsApp, which may also be found on YouTube.

After adding the number, the scary doll like figure sends graphic violent images, and starts by asking them to complete odd tasks like waking up at random hours.

MOMO becomes sinister after a series of texts, and tasks start to become more dark and dangerous, before finally ending by challenging them to take their own lives.

Various forms now exist both on the internet and via app stores, but the more sinister ones remain hidden.

How to keep your child safe

To stay safe, parents are warned to always be aware of what their children are watching and reading online, and if possible, limit the apps they can access.

If a parent suspects a MOMO is targeting their child, contact the police, delete and block the number immediately.

“The most fundamental piece of advice offered is to speak with your children – let them know that they do not have to deal with any concerns on their own. It is crucial that parents are involved with their children’s online lives and we would urge parents to make children aware of online dangers and ensure they know that they can speak to someone if anything or anyone online causes them concern.

“Parents are also advised to ensure that any devices used by children are restricted to age suitable content. However, we are aware of media reports that the “Momo” challenge has popped up even when these controls are in place so there really is no substitution for supervising the games that children are playing and the videos that they watch online.”

If adults are concerned or have any questions on how to approach the subject with their children you can contact the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000 or visit the NSPCC website.

Children who are feeling worried about their activity on apps or online games can contact Childline 24 hours a day, online and over the phone, on 0800 11 11 or by visiting www.childline.org.uk

 “The NSPCC publishes advice and guidance for parents on discussing overall online safety with their children, as well as promoting Net Aware – the UK’s only parental guide to social media and gaming apps.”

Things to look out for:

§  Become very secretive, especially about what they are doing online

§  Are spending a lot of time on the internet and social media

§  Are switching screens on their device when approached

§  Are withdrawn or angry after using the internet or sending text messages

§  Have lots of new phone numbers or email addresses on their devices

If adults are concerned or have any questions on how to approach the subject with their children, they can contact the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000 or visit the NSPCC website. Children who are worried about their activity on apps or online games can contact Childline 24 hours a day, online and over the phone on 0800 1111.

 

Below are a selection of websites and resources which children and parents can use to increase their knowledge of how to stay safe on line.
Please pay particular attention to the CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) website at which parents and children can report any concerns they have. We also have a link on our website.
We would recommend parents view this site by the NSPCC which gives in depth information about popular apps which children use and how to keep them safe, including how to effectively operate privacy settings.

http://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/

Android devices [parental controls]

Android parental controls

Amazon devices [parental controls]

Amazon devices

CEOP
http://ceop.police.uk/

Think You Know? – child friendly information by CEOP

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

South West Grid for Learning (who produce our E safety Scheme of Work)

http://www.swgfl.org.uk/products-services/Online-Safety-Services/E-Safety-Resources

Safer Internet Day (information linked to the annual event)

http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources

Common Sense Media site reviews videos, games, books, and websites to help parents and children know which ones are safe to use.

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

‘Get Safe On-line’, gives answers to many questions, via ‘Terry Tablet’ who answers any questions, informative videos and includes an update on current on line issues and scams.

http://www.getsafeonline.org/

Kid Smart – guidance on different areas of on line communication

http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/default.aspx

Net Smartz Kids – child friendly activity site

http://www.netsmartzkids.org/

Newsround Quiz – safety quiz and information from the BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/14979083

I Keep Safe – adult orientated sight with strong parenting advice for on line protection
http://www.ikeepsafe.org/parents/?gclid=CNugnqno_cICFfQatAodalYAkA

Visits / events for Spring term: 
Class 1 –   Visit to the Theatre Royal/Baltic 11/1/19
                  Safety Workhop Newcastle 11/2/19
                  Cambo Church – Easter Journey TBC
                  Willowburn Leisure Centre – Gym/Swimming Festival 27/3/19
         

Class 2 –

                  Visit to the Theatre Royal/Baltic 11/1/19
                   Visit to Newcastle Synagogue 5/3/18 
                  Safety Workhop Newcastle 11/2/19

                  Cambo Church – Easter Journey TBC

                  Willowburn Leisure Centre – Gym/Swimming Festival 27/3/19
 

SOCKS/SOKS

The SOCKS chair is Christine Stewart

The Secretary is Donna Reader

The Treasurer is  Vik Rees

But what is SOCKS/SOKS?

Not a lot of parents realise what the SOCKS/SOKS stands for or what they do on behalf of our children. SOCKS is The Support Our Cambo Kids Association and with your support in developing and attending fund raising  initiatives we raise money to support children in school e.g we go to the theater in January, we have an Autumn fayre, meals etc!  Without their hard work and your support there is so much in school that we couldn’t do!!

 

After School 
Timetable for the After School:
Monday -Games/children’s choice

Tuesday – Cooking/Children’s Choice

Wednesday – Children’s Choice/Code Club with Paul Cowie

Thursday – Children’s Choice

Friday – Football and Children’s Choice

Football with Donald runs every Friday, weather permitting