Within our school we are developing our use of blogs to share our learning with a wider audience of our parents, each other, the community and beyond. We regularly get visits from across the world!
This school year (2012/13) we have merged the individual class blogs from last year into a single site. We hope this reflects our ethos that Wawne Primary School is a community rather than separate units and will enable our audience to observe activities throughout school.
Please visit our blog and leave a comment – remember comments will not appear immediately as they have to be moderated.
If you have any questions, please see Mrs Thresh in Class 3.
Are the blogs safe? Who can read them?
The blogs can be read by anyone as they are publicly available on the internet. Anyone can leave a comment on any of the blog posts, however before the comment goes live and is seen by anyone, it will be checked by Mrs Thresh.
Who can write a blog post?
Generally the blog posts will be written in class by the teacher or by the children.
Please follow our blogging rules:
- Only use your first name – no surnames
- Keep safe – don’t reveal any personal information.
- Write in good English – including grammar and punctuation – avoid text talk!
- Be polite – Don’t post anything that could hurt anyone.
- Always show respect – be positive if you are going comment.
- Parents who leave comments are asked to use their first name only so as not to identify their child. Or post comments as “Reena’s Mum” or “Gary’s Grandfather”.
Why have you got pictures of children on your blogs?
We take e-safety very seriously and will only include pictures of children (without names) where we have parental permission first or the first names of children within text (without surnames or just the first initial if there is more than one in the class).
If you would like us to remove a certain picture or post, speak to Mrs Thresh. We feel that including pictures and videos of children is what makes our blog so popular. Parents and visitors love seeing the children hard at work (and play) and we feel that pictures are integral of our blog.
Contact Mrs Thresh in school or at firstname.lastname@example.org
This blog has been created for several purposes:
*to extend, enhance and share learning
*to promote independent writing, self-assessment and peer assessment skills & to allow children to show off great work
*to support and improve homework opportunities
Please add any comments and suggestions you may have about how this site can be used, it’s for EVERYONE associated with WawnePrimary School!
We are also on Twitter @wawneprimary. In school, children only view Twitter with a teacher present and we only follow other educational establishments. Children do not “use” or “investigate” Twitter in school, we only read the posts of those we follow – this is moderated by Mrs Thresh.
There is no lower age limit to joining Twitter. If children join and create their own account, this becomes the responsibility of parents to moderate and supervise. School has not asked them create their own account and it is not necessary for them to have one for school purposes.