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As you know, World Book Day is on Thursday 3 March and the Cockenzie Learners’ Group (Pupil Council) is organising a Big Brilliant Book Swap. We are asking every child, from Nursery to P7, if they could bring in a book this week and next (before Wednesday 2 March please). Each class will have a collection point. The idea is that every child will swap their book and go home with a new one.
Please make sure that the book your child brings in is good condition and is appropriate for their age. If you have more than one book to donate then please do so (as we may have some children who do not bring in a book). We do want everyone to go home with a ‘new’ book.
In addition, the children have decided to have a ‘Potato Book Character’ competition for P1-7s on World Book Day. Choose a favourite book character and decorate/dress your potato up as this character (please do not buy anything, just use things in your house/garden). Children should bring their potato characters in on Thursday 3 March to their class. This is optional.
Your child also has been given a World Book Day token to redeem against a book in different retailers.
The staff at Cockenzie Primary School and Nursery would like to wish you all a lovely February break.
Pupils will resume on Tuesday 22nd February 2022 at normal time.
Have a great break
On Tuesday 8th February we will be joining schools and youth organisations across the UK in celebrating Safer Internet Day 2022. Safer Internet Day is a global campaign to promote the safe and responsible use of technology, which calls on young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers and more, to join together in helping to create a better internet.
Using the internet safely and positively is a key message that we promote in Cockenzie Primary School and further supports the work we do around our school value of ‘Respect’. Celebrating Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity for us to re-emphasise the online safety messages we deliver throughout the year. Our teachers will be delivering lessons and activities in class and our assemblies next week will also promote this important message.
We would be delighted if you could join us in recognising the day by continuing the conversation at home. To help you with this, you may be interested in downloading the free Safer Internet Day Resources for Parents and Carers which is available at: saferinternet.org.uk/sid-parents.
There are top tips, quizzes, and films which you can use at home with your child. Some other resources which you may find helpful in supporting your child online are:
- Tips, advice and guides for parents and carers from the UK Safer Internet Centre (saferinternet.org.uk/parents)
- Advice for parents and carers from Childnet (childnet.com/parents-and-carers)
- Reviews and information about games, apps, TV shows and websites from Common Sense Media (commonsense.org)
- Help on using parental controls and privacy settings from Internet Matters (internetmatters.org./controls)
- Information and reporting of online grooming or sexual abuse from CEOP (ceop.police.uk)
Online safety is an important issue we’re committed to as a school community.
If you have any concerns or questions about keeping your child safe online, please do get in touch with a member of the team here at school.
Many thanks in advance for your support.
Depute Headteacher (Acting)
We had some excited pupils last week when they found out which of our new school houses they are in! Our House Points display is now ready and soon we will be working together to collect points for our Houses: Gosford, Hailes, Seton and Winton 🙌😊 https://t.co/7bFtFxlZG6
— Cockenzie P. School (@CockenziePS) January 26, 2022