Sugar Learning Addicts

June 15, 2018

We seem to have become sugar experts in Year 2 (if we do say so ourselves!). We know how sugar travels through the body:

…the history of sugar:

…how much sugar there is in soft drinks:

And how so many people eat way too much every day. Just one can of fizzy drink, and we’ve already gone over our recommended daily amount:

Am I eating too much sugar?

To just know lots about sugar though we think is not enough. We need to be active:

shop and eat well…

Download this amazing sugar detective app and explore what sugar is in the foods in your house. Which surprised you?

Next Week

  • Writing information books
  • Basketball
  • Solving problems about shape
  • SRE session for parents Thursday 21st June 2:30pm
  • More team work challenges


Online safety and PREVENT

Talk to your child about online safety, explain the dangers, and make sure their social media accounts are secure. Install parental controls so you can monitor what they access.

The NSPCC has produced the following helpful suggestions to help keep your child safe:

  • Speak with your child about what they do online
  • Ask them to show you some of their favourite sites
  • Show an interest in who their friends are online
  • Ask them how they decide who to be friends with
  • Try and get them to friend you online too
  • Agree the amount of time they spend online and the sites they visit
  • Think about installing parental controls on their devices
  • Raise the issue of inappropriate content. Have they seen any?
  • Make sure they know how to report abuse online

Children don’t think of people they have met online through social networking and online games as strangers – they are just online friends. Point out that it’s a lot easier for people to lie online than it is in real life. Ideally be friends with your child on social media, but if they resist, ask a friend or family member you both trust to try.

Take an interest in your child’s online activities in the same way you do with their offline activities. What is their criteria for choosing friends? How come they have so many? Don’t be afraid to ask, as it’s important to discuss online safety with them.

Agree on some ground rules together. Consider the amount of time they are allowed to spend online, the websites they visit and the activities they take part in.

Internet service providers (ISPs), such as Virgin Media, TalkTalk, Sky or BT, provide parental controls for laptops, phones, tablets, game consoles and other devices that connect to the internet. Parental controls help you filter or restrict what your child can see online.

Check the privacy settings on your child’s social media accounts to keep personal information private. Talk to them about what to do if they see worrying or upsetting content or if someone contacts them and makes them feel anxious or uncomfortable.

Many websites have tools to report abuse – make sure they know about these too.

There are some great websites to help you learn more about child online safety, such as Internet MattersSafer Internet and Childnet. If you are concerned about something, you can call the NSPCC’s online safety helpline