Christmas Timetable

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Farney Close would like to wish all pupils (past and present), parents, carers and all parties involved with the school a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful 2018.

 For present pupils here is a reminder of the week ahead:

Monday 18th December

Christmas Jumper day – swap your school sweatshirt for a Christmas Jumper in aid of the charity we support (Ankoma).

  • Usual school day until 3pm
  • 3pm – Carol Service


Tuesday 19th December

  • Usual school day until 12
  • 12 – All pupils to Houses
  • 12.30 – Christmas Lunch
  • 1.30pm – Break
  • 2pm – Afternoon Activities with Education Staff (no break)
  • 4pm – Back to Houses
  • Tea on Houses
  • 7pm - House decoration judging with Sara, Jane and Lester.


Wednesday 20th December

  • 9.30am – Tutor time.
  • 10.30am – Parents / carers invited for coffee and mince pies. There will be a raffle and tombola before the Play takes place.
  • 11am – School Christmas Play (Parents/cares invited)
  • 12 – All pupils leave for Holiday either with parents, carers or in taxis.

Tuesday 9th January 2018

Start of term.

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Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet?

Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? Planning to spend a couple of hours in a Christmas Market or even on Amazon? This Christmas there will be more tech toys than ever before, and many of them will use bluetooth or wifi to link to apps and the wider internet. Some of these toys will have cameras and microphones recording the environment and the child's play. The Information Commissioner recently published an article looking at the risks of using smart toys.

https://iconewsblog.org.uk/2017/11/23/the-12-ways-that-christmas-shoppers-can-keep-children-and-data-safe-when-buying-smart-toys-and-devices/

Which? Magazine have also surveyed many connected toys and found that, without appropriate safety features, they can also pose a big risk to your child’s safety.
The Which video below shows just how easy it is for anyone to take over the voice control of a popular connected toy, and speak directly to children. Which? found that it is easy enough for almost anyone to do, not only skilled hackers.
https://www.which.co.uk/news/2017/11/safety-alert-see-how-easy-it-is-for-almost-anyone-to-hack-your-childs-connected-toys/

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Keeping Children Safe Online (for parents) (NSPCC)

Keeping Children Safe Online (for parents) (NSPCC)

The NSPCC have drawn together lots of advice for parents, including Being Share Aware, MineCraft Safety Advice, and how to stay safe using apps. The information can be found here:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-we-do/about-us/partners/nspcc-o2-online-safety-partnership/

Parents' Online Safety Helpline (NSPCC)

Parents can also contact the free NSPCC Online Safety Helpline with questions about parental controls or concerns about a social network their children are using on 0808 8005002

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September 2017 Term

New academic Year 2017

Please note that pupils return to school on Wednesday 6th September

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