Our News items

Key Stage Two News Bites and the World's first plant selfie (Years 5 and 6)

Date: 3rd Jul 2019 @ 10:09pm

Here's this week's News Bites and find out about the World's first plant selfie!

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Art in the Sun

Date: 4th Jul 2019 @ 5:50pm

What a beautiful day we've had today and what better way to spend it than recreating Rangoli Patterns outside! We pushed our brand new picnic benches into the shade under the wind sails and enjoyed our art lesson in the fresh air.

Key Stage One News Bites and Can a plant take a selfie?

Date: 3rd Jul 2019 @ 10:02pm

Here's this week's News Bites and find out if a plant can take a selfie!

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Key Stage Two News Bites and the World's first plant selfie! (Years 3 and 4)

Date: 3rd Jul 2019 @ 10:05pm

Here's this week's News Bites and find out the world's first plant selfie!

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Digital Leader application form 2019-2020

Date: 2nd Jul 2019 @ 8:27pm

Click here to access the Digital Leader Application form 2019-2020

Mrs Needham also has paper copies if you need one.

The deadline for the application form is Tuesday 16th July.

Good Luck!

Digital Leader Report 2019

Date: 2nd Jul 2019 @ 4:28pm

A report from the Digital Leaders 2018-2019

Ava, Molly, Anna, Tom, Maryclare and Becky

 

Staying Safe posters  - September 2018

At the beginning of our year of being a digital leader, we designed our own ‘staying safe online’ posters which are all up on the school walls. Many people look at them as they are passing in the corridors. We wrote on the posters about how to stay safe online and all the dangers of the online world. Some posters contained a quiz to catch the attention of the pupils in our school and so people can test themselves which is a fun way to take in knowledge and enjoy it at the same time. For this we earned our safeguarder badge.

 

Anti Cyberbullying week - October 2018

We held a competition where you had to design a comic strip about cyber bullying where a child was playing a game online and someone started bullying the child. So the child followed advice about how to stop the bullying by telling a trusted adult. They both reported and blocked the bully and the story ended well. We picked a winner from every class and every winner got a coding book. The comic strips that won are now on display on the Computing display board. Now some of the children are aware of what you need to do when someone is cyberbullying you.

 

Google Be Internet Legends - November 2018

People from Parentzone/Google came to our school to talk to us about being internet legends and staying safe online. Internet legends is a game created by Google. In the game you learn in a fun way how to keep safe online. There are islands that you can choose to play on. The islands are called: Kind Kingdom, Reality River, Mindful Mountain and Tower of Treasure.The app that you search in the search bar is called Interland and you click on the first result. During the assembly the people from Google passed a toy cat around all of the children to see how fast news can travel. We had a picture at the end of us all with emojis.

 

Helping the KS1 computing teacher with Year 1 - December 2018

In December, we went to the infant department to help the Year 1 computing teacher. The Year 1s were making fruit kebabs as part of their lesson on algorithms. We got the iPads and we videoed the Year 1s as they made fruit kebabs. We videoed all three classes. We helped them on kebabs because they were doing a project called TV chefs. Mrs Patiniott couldn’t have done it all by herself. We also earned our educator badge. 

 

Pupil Survey December 2018

We created a pupil online safety survey. On the survey there were questions like: What games do you play? And also what PEGI level are your games? We then put the survey online for all the students to complete anonymously. Once we found out the results, Mrs Needham put them into percentages and we presented them to Mr Blain and some other members of our school ‘Online Safety working party’. For this task we earned our leader badge.

 

Review of Typing Club and Spelling Shed - February 2019

Typing club is a program online that teaches you how to touch type for free. It takes you through a series of lessons and progressively gets harder each lesson. Spelling shed is a brilliant app to helps you learn your spellings.

In February, we went to a workshop with the other digital leaders. We used a programme called Screen cast-o-matic to take a video of the computer screen and we went and did a video on how to use typing club where you can learn how to touch type and spelling shed where you can learn your spellings. This is a very easy way to learn how to type fast and spell. These are useful skills because when you need to type fast then you will be able to if you practise hard enough and you can easily learn to spell in a fun way. We achieved our reviewer badge for doing this.

 

Safer Internet Day - February 2019

On Safer Internet Day 2019, we went to the infant department to do a presentation and a little role play about a monster called Zap and his friend Zoom. They were playing a game together when the game asked for Zap’s full name for points. We taught the children that we should never tell anyone our full names online as it may be dangerous. Later we went back to the Junior department and, after Mrs Needham’s assembly, we did some role plays about buying games online, how we should ask permission from our parents and another about inviting people to join a game who we didn’t know. For this day we earned our presenter and safeguarder badges.

 

Network meeting with St Hugh’s - March 2019

In March, St Hugh’s digital leaders visited us in school. They came so that we could teach them how to use a micro computer called a crumble. When they arrived, we greeted them in our reception area before taking them down to the sunshine room which is where we worked that afternoon. First we got the equipment together that we needed. Next all of us sat down to begin. The St Hugh’s digital leaders picked the project that they wanted to work on and we got started. With the crumbles, we used the crumble programming app to make the sparkles, which were attached the crumbles by crocodile clips, start to flash different colours. Through the afternoon, we got quite a lot done with the crumbles and eventually we moved onto animation using the StikBot sets. With the StikBot, we created StopMotion animation videos. We got creative and started to have fun making up short films. All of us had a great afternoon and we earned our networker badge for it.

 

Guide to making a crumble - April 2019

After the networking meeting with St Hugh’s, we then created a guide to using a crumble and how to use it. We used the google slides and pictures to create the guide. We achieved the creator badge for this. 


Technical skills - throughout the year

Throughout the year, we have been supporting staff with our skills and knowledge about computing. We have helped teachers and teaching assistant with technical issues. For this we have earned our technician badge.

 

We have had a fantastic time being digital leaders this year. We have learned how to use crumbles, microbits and make animations. We have met other digital leaders and found out about what they have done in their school. We would recommend other people apply to be a digital leader for next year.

 

Key Stage One News Bites and the Children's Garden at Kew

Date: 27th Jun 2019 @ 8:17am

Here's this week's News Bites and find out about the Children's Garden at Kew!

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Key Stage Two News Bites and Young inventors take the STEM challenge (Years 3 and 4)

Date: 27th Jun 2019 @ 8:21am

Here's this week's News Bites and find out about how young inventors are taking the STEM challenge!

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Key Stage Two News Bites and Young inventors take the STEM challenge (Years 5 and 6)

Date: 27th Jun 2019 @ 8:26am

Here's this week's Newa Bites and find out about how young inventors are taking the STEM challenge.

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Key Stage One News Bites and Why is poo useful?

Date: 19th Jun 2019 @ 12:29pm

Here's this week's News Bites and find out why poo is useful!

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Key Stage Two News Bites and Remembering Rembrandt (Years 3 and 4)

Date: 19th Jun 2019 @ 12:29pm

Here's this week's News Bites and find out about how we remeber Rembrandt.

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Key Stage Two News Bites and Remembering Rembrandt (Years 5 and 6)

Date: 19th Jun 2019 @ 12:30pm

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Key Stage One News Bites and how we remember D-Day 75 years on

Date: 13th Jun 2019 @ 8:16am

Here's this week's News Bites and find out how we remeber D-Day 75 years on.

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Key Stage Two News Bites and Remembering D-Day 75 years on (Years 3 and 4)

Date: 13th Jun 2019 @ 8:33am

Here's this week's News Bites and find out how we remeber D-Day 75 years on.

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Key Stage Two News Bites and Remembering D-Day 75 years on (Years 5 and 6)

Date: 13th Jun 2019 @ 8:36am

Here's this week's News Bites and find out about how we remember D-Day 75 years on.

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Key Stage One News Bites and National Children's Gardening Week

Date: 23rd May 2019 @ 8:41am

Here's this week's News Bites and find out about National Children's Gardening Week!

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Key Stage Two News Bites and Chelsea Flower Show (Years 3 and 4)

Date: 23rd May 2019 @ 9:28am

Here's this week's News Bites and find out about the Chelsea Flower Show!

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Key Stage Two News Bites and Chelsea Flower Show (Years 5 and 6)

Date: 23rd May 2019 @ 9:31am

Here's this week's News Bites and find out about the Chelsea Flower Show!

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History Day

Date: 23rd May 2019 @ 12:03pm

Today was History Day at St Vincent’s. The children and staff have had a great start to their day. The children have put so much effort into their costumes. We have been reading greek myths and creating story boards. We also decorated greek vases with wonderful patterns. Thank you to parents who have helped organise costumes. I know this will be a truly memorable day for all. 

History Day - The Victorians

Date: 24th May 2019 @ 5:18pm

Today we celebrated History Day and in Reception we looked into the Victorian Era. We dressed up as Victorian people from all walks of life and enjoyed learning about how their lives differed to one another and also to our own life today. We looked at the British seaside holidays that were very popular in Victorian England and compared them to the holidays some people can take abroad in modern day life. The children enjoyed taking part in a Victorian Drill session in the playground; they much preferred their normal P.E. sessions rather than Victorian ones. What a fun day we had!

Prayer Service for Our Lady

Date: 24th May 2019 @ 5:42pm

To celebrate the month of May we remembered Our Lady by having a simple prayer service. The children wrote their own prayers and shared them with the rest of Reception and their parents. We sang songs and laid flowers at the foot of her statue. It was a beautiful little service for all involved.

Manchester Airport Runway Visiting Park

Date: 24th May 2019 @ 4:46pm

To further investigate our topic of ‘Travel and Transport’ we went on a school trip to Manchester Airport Runway Visiting Park. We had a great time and experienced lots of new things. We learnt a lot about aeroplanes whilst in the Monarch DC10 aircraft including how they are made, what materials are used to make them and the people that are needed to run an aircraft from take-off to landing; there are a lot more people needed than we had anticipated! We enjoyed dressing up in these roles and looking at what tools and equipment they use to be able to their job. We were lucky enough to be shown one of Manchester Airport’s very own working fire engines based at one of the two fire stations there. We had a brilliant time in the sunshine with the excitement of aeroplanes taking off and landing all around us!!

Key Stage One News Bites and Anglo-Saxon Chamber of Secrets

Date: 15th May 2019 @ 1:58pm

Here's this week's News Bites and find out about the Anglo-Saxon Chamber of Secrets!

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Key Stage Two News Bites and Anglo-Saxon Chamber of Secrets (Years 3 and 4)

Date: 15th May 2019 @ 2:07pm

Here's this week's News Bites and found out about the Anglo-Saxon Chamber of Secrets!

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Key Stage Two News Bites and Anglo-Saxon Chamber of Secrets (Years 5 and 6)

Date: 15th May 2019 @ 2:09pm

Here's this week's News Bites and find out about the Anglo-Saxon Chamber of Secrets!

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Contact the School

St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

Orchard Road
Altrincham
Cheshire
WA15 8EY

Main Contact: Headteacher Mrs Harrop

Tel: 0161 911 8040
admin@stvincents.trafford.sch.uk

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