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Find out what we have been up to

October 2023 

In our meeting this week we discussed what we would like to do in the year ahead. We had lot's of ideas and have now created our 2023 - 2024 vision: 

 

September 2023 

Introducing our new 2023 - 2024 Digital Leaders Team: 

This week we had our first meeting with our new team, we discussed the role of a Digital Leader, joined our Seesaw class, got our new badges and discussed our current school topic of 'Staying Safe Online'. We then created our own Avatars which we can use and also to encourage people to create their own avatars rather than using their own pictures online: 

June 2023  

Our 'Criw Cymraeg' have been working really hard to help our school achieve the bronze award. One of the targets was to advertise welsh apps that pupils could use around our school, so we teamed up with Criw Cymraeg to help them with this target. 

Check out our posters here, you can also find them around school: 

February 2023  

This month it is Safer Internet Day on 7th February, this years theme is 'Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online'. 

We are busy preparing things to make sure we celebrate across the school. 

During our meeting today we decided to create a competition for the whole school to do on SID 2023: 

Hey Everyone, 

Don't forget that Safer Internet Day 2023 is next Tuesday! Hopefully you have got lots of exciting things planned for your class and we have an exciting competition for you to have a go at! The main purpose of this competition is to help lead discussions about being safe online. 

Year 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6: 

'We need your help to create bunting for our new Digital Safety display board. Your bunting must promote being safe online and what this means to you. If you can link it to this years SID theme; Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online that would be amazing!! You must include images, text and lots of colour!' 

Reception/WAC/Nursery (where appropriate): 

'We need your help to create bunting for our new Digital Safety display board. Your bunting must include your favourite online programme. You must include a picture and lots of colour!' 

The children can choose how they want to design their bunting either on paper using the attached template or using the online template. You can upload this to your google classroom for your children to access. If you do this, please make sure you upload and click 'make a copy for each student' so it doesn't edit the original. 

https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1fkXRY5E-jDug5o2C2jXUJX2dk_qEpt5IkyyW-a0UFAw/edit?usp=sharing

Please drop any paper copies to Miss Popes classroom by Friday 10th February. We are hoping to display everyone's bunting on our display but there may be a small prize for the most creative entries we receive 😀

Thankyou, 

Alexandra Digital Leader Team 😀😀

 

Safer Internet Day 2023: 

Across school classes took part in of fantastic activities and learning all about staying safe online. Dosbarth Sycamore had a great time taking part in the very informative BBC live lesson and Dosbarth Blossom completed the magazine challenge as part of the Adobe live lesson. Other classes enjoyed taking part in the bunting competition and learning all about how to stay safe online. 
 

Take a look at what we got up to:

 

 

 

November 2022 

This week we delivered two assemblies to KS2 and Foundation Phase as part of our 'Anti Bullying' week celebrations. We were joined by our ICT Governor Pete who came to support and watch our assembly and find out the latest advice and information for children. It was a great opportunity for our Digital Leaders to talk to the whole school - they did an AMAZING job.

 

Click the link to see our presentation: 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1C5ETPC5PuF3dHP8sfFI9Wafcj85y7AH07pTEJ4_f_0I/edit?usp=sharing

October 2022  

This week we had a super exciting trip to Ty Pawb. We took part in their 'Let's create animation' workshop with animator Elly Strigner. We learnt how to use Stop Animation and created our own animations using the art around us as inspiration. We can't wait to take back what we learnt to school and teach others how to use the app. 

A huge thankyou to Ty Pawb and Elly Strigner. 

 

September 2022 

We are super excited to get started again this year and carry on and start new projects. 

For our first meeting back we used Jamboard to create a new vision, we discussed what we wanted to achieve this year and put all of this information together to form our vision. We are looking forward to getting started on our first project which will be delivering a whole school assembly as part of anti-bullying week. 

 

Our 2022/2023 Vision: 

 

April 2022 

This month we are focusing on developing our new 'Digital Library'. We are undergoing the BIG task of renovating our KS2 library into a digital hub and library which all of the children can use to read, research and enjoy! 

We spent our weekly meeting moving all of the old books to create space for new equipment and books. 

We have lots of work to do but watch this space!! 

 

February 2022 

Our first project this month has been Safer Internet 2022. To promote SID around our school we ran a competition where classes had to create an online safety mascot to represent each of the following areas privacy, gaming, online bullying and managing screen time. Take a look at our video to promote our competition: 

https://twitter.com/alexdigileaders/status/1490992204231237641?s=20&t=ziUIcxwYxlSoqS-PjjyOVQ

In our next meeting we are going to be looking at all of the entries and choosing 4 mascots which will be used around our school to promote online safety. 

 

It was great to see SID 2022 being celebrated across school, take a look at what some classes got up to: 

In our meeting today we had the big task of judging the mascot competition. All of the entries we had were amazing which made our job even harder but we finally came to a decision. Our winners were announced in this weeks celebration assembly - we hope you enjoy your prizes. Take a look at the winners for each area which have now been made into digital drawings and will be used around our school to promote online safety: 

 

                                                                   

January 2022

We are now back to meeting weekly, which is great! We have spent some time re-looking at our vision and creating an action plan which are going to work on from now until the Summer Term. We are super excited to get started on some new projects with our first project being 'Safer Internet Day 2022'. We are going to be promoting the day and organising some fun activities for the whole school to do, keep an eye to see what we get up to. 

 

Recruitment: 

In our meeting this week we carefully reviewed all of the application forms we received from potential new candidates for our team. We had over 35 applications and the standard was extremely high. After lots of deliberation we selected 4 new members, we are really excited to welcome them to the team and get started on some of our exciting projects. 

Congratulations to Amelia, Natalia, William and Josh. 

 

 

Action Plan: 

Take a look at our Action Plan which we are going to be working on from now until Summer Term. We are looking forward to working on some new projects. 

 

October 2021 

 

Our Vision

We have now created our vision for until the end of this year. We have lot's of exciting things we would like to get done over the next few terms so watch this space for what we get up to. 

September 2021 

 

Recruitment 

It is that time of year again to recruit some new members to our team. Application forms have gone out to all of KS2 children who are interesting in joining. We are looking forward to reading through the completed applications and selecting 3 new members in our next meeting. Good Luck everyone :) 

October 2020 

 

Bug Club 

Our school have started using a new app called 'Bug Club', this is an online app which our Teachers can set us our reading books on. As we have never used this before Mrs Edwards and Mrs Walker asked us if we would be able to create an instruction video to be sent out to parents and children to help them use it. 

First we started off by trialing Bug Club and learning how to use it, this was very exciting as we got a sneak preview before anyone else! 

Once we knew how to use it we spent time planning out what we thought our video should include and how we were going to film and edit it. 

We then worked together to produce the video before handing it over to our editors Bekir and Ruby for them to put it all together for us. 

We are extremely proud of the video we made and we have had lots of positive feedback from staff and parents. 

Take a look at our video: 

Bug Club Introduction

Still image for this video

September 2020 

 

Lots of plans had to be put on hold due to lockdown but we are now back meeting weekly. We have had a super busy month getting back into the swing of being back in school and we have already achieved lots. 

 

Introduction Presentation: 

Due to the current bubbles we have in school we couldn't run our assembly in the hall the way we wanted to but this didn't stop us. We created our own Google Slides, with each member of the team being responsible for a slide which was then sent out to all Teachers for them to show their class. The purpose of our presentation was to introduce ourselves and make sure everyone knows our roles and what we are planning to do in the year ahead. 

New Members: 

We have decided to keep our Digital Leaders team the same this year as we didn't get to finish the whole year but we wanted to give the new Year 3s the opportunity to join our team. We had lots of interest and received over 20 application forms. We spent our weekly meeting reading all of the applications before holding a vote. 

Congratulations to Mary-Jane our newest member of the team, we are really looking forward to having a new member in the team. 

 

March 2020 

 

Challenge 2 

 

This month we have been set challenge 2, to raise awareness of Digital Leader's across school. We have come up with a number of tasks we want to do over the next few weeks in order to complete our challenge. These include creating lanyards so people know who we are, planning and presenting an assembly to introduce ourselves, creating a display and making ourselves known on the schools social media accounts. 

 

Creating our Lanyards 

 

Today we used publisher to create our own badges for our lanyards as well as creating our own avatars. We are hoping lanyards will help people recognise who we are and will make us stand out! 


 

February 2020 

 

A very exciting start to this month as we have recruited our new 2020 Digital Leaders. We had a HUGE response to our recruitment process receiving over 60 applications. The standard of applications were fantastic making it very hard to short list just 8 candidates. After lots of deliberation between Miss Pope and lot's of other staff we ended up shorting listing 10 successful candidates who we are looking forward to welcoming them to our first meeting on Wednesday 5th February. 

 

Challenge 1 begins! 

Today we had our first Digital Leaders meeting and were set our first challenge to create a vision for the next year. After lots of group discussion and sharing ideas we have created our own Digital Leader 2020-2021 vision. Take a look: 

 

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