While some of the Year 5's are in London, the remaining children have been working on a mosaic project in school with local artist Andy Cairns. This afternoon the children worked with Andy to create these beautiful sunflowers inspired by Van Gogh's paintings. These will be part of a collaborative piece of work that will be displayed by our pond area in the coming weeks.
Evelyn's Fundraising Chop
Evelyn is having her hair cut for charity to raise money for the British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis fund and will also be donating her hair to the Little Princess Trust. She will be supporting two charities with one very kind gesture
This week some of our children took part in a Tag Rugby competition. We won 6 out of 9 games!
We finished 2nd in our pool but were top try scorers so went into the top level cup competition - there was a 2nd level shield and 3rd level plate competition so we did well to get into that.
In the cup we finished 3rd overall so top 3 out of 14 teams. We also scored more tries than anyone else. Isaac in Class 15 scored 12 of those tries. But of course, all the players contributed to every try scored. It was an excellent team effort!
Mr Morgan is especially pleased as some of the players hadn't played rugby before, so deserve an extra big well done!
Our Year 4 children spent two nights at Pixies Holt in Dartmoor and took in everything the moors has to offer.
They went out on night walks (where better to see the stars?), did some weaselling, had lunch with a spectacular view and much much more.
The children were on their best behaviour for the whole trip and Miss Bullock and Mrs Lake are really proud of them all.
Our children spent Tuesday morning in the beautiful sunshine at Mount Kelly Astro Turf for a Quicksticks hockey tournament. The team played with great team spirit and enjoyed the chance to try out a new sport.
Year 6 have been busy!
For Garden Day, a theme of weaving ran through ( no pun intended) the Year 6 Garden days this week. The children made natural weaving frames and learnt how to lash and tie reef knots. We foraged for natural materials to weave with which meant getting out and about in the sunshine. In the afternoon, we all contributed to 'The Big Weave' which you can see in the environmental garden.
In science, we have been learning about atoms, electrons and electrical charge. We have been building circuits. We learnt about the difference between series and parallel circuits and had some fun making motors spin a propeller.
Year 3 Visitor
Year 3 have had a visitor called Rania Amin Osman who spoke to the children about Islam and being a Muslim. She talked about the 5 Pillars of Islam and shared with the class how she prayed, what Ramadan was like and why she wore a hijab amongst other things.
The children asked so many questions that the sessions were too short! Comments from the children included 'I think Rania was very nice, informative and lovely' and 'she knew everything'. Rania also said she was impressed with how much the children knew already.
Youth Mental Health Workshop
Class 14 had a workshop with the ‘Youth Mental Health Foundation’ on Wednesday morning. Presenters were a father and daughter duo and the daughter had ADHD and dyslexia. They came in and talked about the idea that everyone has different ‘geniuses’ and that they were all different with different talents. Children completed a short quiz and then were told what their particular genius was—
Dynamo—creative (Albert Einstein and Richard Branson are in this category)
Blaze—great with people/leaders (Barak Obama and Oprah are in this category)
Tempo—calm and thoughtful (Nelson Mandela and Gandhi are in this category)
Steel—great with systems and processes like maths and computing (Jeff Bezoz and Mark Zukerberg are in this category)
Most of the children were able to guess what their genius might have been based on who else was in their group which was great to see. Children were then encouraged to think about their interests and reduced these down to one single interest that was their favourite. They took this interest and created a poster of what their dream future might look like based around this interest.
Class 6 enjoyed a little visit from two of the guinea pigs today. They talked about how to care for pets and everyone enjoyed a cuddle.
Every KS2 child took part in mixed relays on Tuesday this week. All children tried their best and the winning teams all got a medal. Well done to everyone for your effort and enthusiasm.
Year 6 Science
In science we have been proving that light travels in straight lines. In our next lesson we will prove that white light is actually made up of colours.
This was our first lesson in a sequence of learning based around printing. We experimented with the marks that different everyday objects could make. We are going to progress onto mono printing , using the work of Elizabeth Catlett as inspiration.
Year 5 Geography
As part of the geography curriculum, Year 5 have been learning how contour lines are used to show changes in the elevation of land. As well as playing some orienteering games, they had great fun on their garden day last week, using contour lines to build mountains and add features from the surrounding natural environment. The resulting mountain range looked amazing!
Our young scientists in Year 3 went on a trip to Kents Cavern this week.
They saw prehistoric cave systems with interesting natural rock formations and learnt all about how ancient humans lived, sheltered from extreme weather, made fires, shaped tools and hunted prehistoric Ice Age Animals.
Anti Bullying Week
On Anti Bullying week, class 11 had a really special idea.
This is their important message...
Year 4 Garden Day
Despite the drizzle, Year 4 had a fantastic garden day. We took part in team building, den building, pumpkin stamping and even listened to some ghost stories with a cup of hot chocolate.
Girls Football Tournament
The girls have done really well this week at their football tournament at Gulworthy.
The girls competed really well and came third. They were superb ambassadors for their school, their level of competitiveness and sportsmanship was outstanding. The girls did the school proud!
Multi Skills Sports Day
The Year 3 Children have visited St Peters Junior School for their annual Multi Skills Sports Day.
They had a really lovely time and enjoyed running, badminton, throwing & catching, basketball, football and fencing.
Year 5 have been doing 'Bikability' this week. They have really enjoyed themselves and are fantastic cyclists!
This week Year 5 had a visit from the Planetarium. The children were very inquisitive and a lot of fun was had.
Y6 have been studying 'The Jabberwocky' by Lewis Carroll as one of their Books for Life. We have learnt and remembered the poem and then written our own version - the best part was designing and making our very own Beasties!
Year 5 Clarinet Lessons
Our Year 5 children loved their clarinet lesson this week. They put in a lot of effort and have made excellent progress!
Privacy and cookies policy
Last Edited: 22nd April 2021
1.1. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of the users of our services. Our services include and will hereby be referred to as 'Our Services' (our websites used to promote eSchools services and tutorial resources, specifically
and https://academy.eschools.co.uk), 'School Websites' ( designed by eSchools and populated by individual schools themselves) and 'Platforms' (individual online services that provide teachers, learners, parents and governors with information, tools and resources) as well as our smartphone app. This policy sets out how we will treat your personal information across these services.
2. Collecting personal information on Our Services
2.1 We may process or temporarily store the following kinds of personal information:
information about your computer and about your visits to and use of Our Services (including but not limited to, your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths)
information contained in or relating to any communications that you send to us or send through our website (including, the communication content) via online forms
any other personal information that you choose to send to us via online forms
manually inputted details of users added to the platform
details of users as integrated by our providers at Wonde via your MIS (if applicable to your package). For further information on integrated data please see our Data Sharing Agreement
2.2 Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person's consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with the terms of this policy.
2.5 Schools are also able to add analytics tools and can therefore gather information on visits to and use of their website (including but not limited to, IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths). Individual visitors can manage their preferences through cookie preferences, as mentioned in 2.4.
2.6 Session IP addresses are retained to monitor and safeguard against improper usage of our services.
2.7 Content on the platform (added by staff, governors and students) and website content is added directly by School Users. This information is only used for to display on the platform in the way the user intends and is not used for any other purposes by eSchools. At a time when a school ceases to use our services the content is removed within a 14 day period as detailed in our agreement with the school.
2.8 Some of our services require the school to provide access to information they require for use with those services. For example a school using our communication tool, Letters Home, which enables schools to contact parents by email regarding important school information. In this situation a school will provide eSchools with access to the email address(es) they wish to send their communication to. Schools have granular access to ensure only the required data is shared and accessed by eSchools. The data is frequently updated to ensure that eSchools only retains up-to-date data.
3. Using your personal information
3.1. We may use your personal information to:
administer our services
enable your use of our services
troubleshoot and problem solve
send you email notifications that you have specifically requested. You can manage your preferences at anytime through your eSchools dashboard.
keep our services secure, safeguard against improper use of our services and prevent fraud.
3.1.1. For the purposes of providing you access to your eSchools platform and app (ie. forgotten password/login)
3.1.2. By registering for updates, School Staff/Governors are able to subscribe to our regular communications.
3.1.3. We will use any contact details supplied in an online form for the purposes explicitly detailed in said form. For example troubleshooting and problem solving or the provision of live online training as explicitly requested by you, the user.
3.2. We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party's direct marketing.
3.3. eSchools understands our obligation to be mindful about the data we process and only process data that is required to fulfil our obligations in providing our services; to a school who enters into an agreement to use our services and you, the user.
3.4. We will not pass your information to third parties; except for the purpose of fulfilling our services to a school who enters into an agreement to use our services and you, the user or where we are required to do so by law.
4. Disclosing personal information
4.1 We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, officers, insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.
4.2 We may disclose your personal information:
to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;
in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information;
to the school in the case of improper use on the platform by individuals
4.3 Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties.
5. International data transfers
5.1. Data directly collected by eSchools may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this policy. Any third party we use is within the EEA or they hold an existing EU SCC, as in line with requirements under the GDPR. No other third party are permitted to access the school’s data.
5.2. Personal information that an individual adds to our websites may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.
6. Retaining personal information
6.1. This section sets out our data retention policies and procedures, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal information.
6.2. Personal information that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
6.3. Data collected through analytic cookies will be retained for 26 months. Individual visitors can adapt the data collected through cookie preferences, as mentioned in 2.4.
6.4. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 6, we will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data:
To the extent that we are required to do so by law;
If we believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings; and
In order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk). Data will no longer be kept after the termination of the contract with the school.
7. Security of your personal information
7.1. We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
7.2. We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers. The web service we employ has a broad range of accreditations and certifications and the data centres used ensure the data stays within the EEA.
7.3. eSchools use a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) which creates a secure connection and uses two keys to encrypt data in transit. Despite this, you acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data.
8.1. We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.
8.2. You should check this page regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes to this policy.
9. Your rights
9.1. You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you.
9.2. We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.
9.3. You may change your cookie preferences at any time as referenced in 2.4.
9.4. School Staff/Governors who subscribe to our Newsletter may manage their preferences at any time through their eSchools dashboard.
10. Third party websites
10.1 Our websites may include hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.
11. Updating information
We will only provide communication about the eSchools platform to school staff/governors who can manage their preferences at any time through their eSchools dashboard.
Last Edited: 22nd April 2021
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