Snapchat Advice for Parents

With the school holidays rapidly approaching the pupils will no doubt be using a lot of their free time glued to their devices.

One of the most common Apps at the moment is Snapchat. You may have heard reports about a new feature called “Snap Map”. This is causing a fair amount of fuss in the news.

It is the ability to be able to view a map showing the exact location of where they are and also their ‘friends’.

This is concerning as it could make their whereabouts known to strangers as not every user is careful about who they add to their friends list.

The immediate suggestion for everybody, is to set their settings to be “Ghost Mode”. That way nobody is able to see their location. You do this by:

  • When they are in photo-taking mode, you pinch the screen and that will open Snap Map
  • Touch the settings cog which is located in the top right corner of the screen
  • Tap “Ghost Mode” and that will switch off location sharing.
  • Also need to remember that photos and videos which are posted to Snapchat’s public ‘Our Story’ will still be discoverable on the map

If you are concerned, here are a couple of links which describe the Snapchat App and how to control their settings.

https://support.snapchat.com/en-GB/article/about-snap-map2

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/Documents/Thinkuknow%20Parent%27s%20and%20carers%20%20guide%20to%20Snapchat.pdf

These links and other useful information can also be found at

http://www.pclstraining.com/links/

World Book Day

Rounding off our 1st year on the new site with Staff Rounders July 2016.

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Unfortunately not all were able to play but happy to offer support from the ‘sick bay!’

Oldfield Olympics 2016

Oldfield held their very own Olympics Sports day on Wednesday 22nd June.

Every pupil in school participated in 16 Olympic events. The competition was fierce but so was the sportsmanship demonstrated throughout. The Year 6 leaders encouraged their teams in each event and the results at the end couldn’t have been closer.

In first place with 3076 points were the Kestrels
In second place with 2862 points were the Hawks
In third were the Eagles and 4th just behind were the FalconsP1060630

Click on the photos below for the large versions…

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Maidenhead’s Got Talent

On Friday, 5th February the Year 3 and 4 choir took part in Maidenhead’s Got Talent, run by the Rotary Club. It was a huge event and the children form Oldfield made us really proud. They sang “Bare Necessities”, “Beauty and the Beast” and “A Whole New World”, – A Disney Feast. Next stop Royal Albert Hall!

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Watch Mr Jarrett’s conducting performance at the Oldfield Carol Concert

Last night’s Carol concert saw carols, the Salvation Army band and the Oldfield choir come together in perfect harmony.

There was even a series of special guest conductors… One of them you can see in the video below…

Happy Christmas!

Nasal Flu Spray Programme

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Please see the link to the Children’s Flu Website below which gives further information regarding the benefits of the flu vaccination and may help you to make an informed decision when in comes to vaccinating your children.

http://www.oxfordahsn.org/our-work/clinical-networks/children/childrens-flu-information-and-immunisation-201516/

 

‘Farewell to Oldfield’ Event

Pupils past and present came to say farewell to Oldfield Primary School  at Chiltern Road last Saturday, 27th June before we move  to our brand new school in September. 

Hundreds of ex pupils, staff and parents gathered for our  farewell party at school. Photo displays showed pictures of former classes, stretching back to 1973 when the school first opened, while school musicians kept people entertained in the playground.

Parent governor Sarah Green, who has two children at  school, said: “The main purpose today was just to give past and present pupils, and staff, and anyone who has been involved with the school previously, an opportunity to come back and see the old school, and catch up with old friends.”

“It was fabulous to see big groups from 1979, 1980, 1981 meeting all their friends. It’s been a fabulous afternoon, we are delighted.”

Sarah added: “There’s been a lot of happy memories on this site but there’s also exciting times ahead with the new site.”

Oldfield Cake

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Kiss and Drop/Grab and Go Leaflet

Please click on this link to view our Kiss and Drop/Grab and Go leaflet.

These arrangements are for the new school from September 2015