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Science Week 2022

Our pupils have really enjoyed Science Week. In one of our lessons, we have been learning about the implications of buying food from far away. We were using atlases to locate the places where our foods come from and put the foods into the correct continent.

We have also created posters and shared our knowledge of reducing our Carbon Footprint.

World Book Day 2022

The whole school enjoyed a fantastic day celebrating the 25th annual World Book Day on Thursday 3rd March. Dressed in some impressive outfits to represent their favourite stories and characters, children had the chance to discover and share in new stories together, as well as revisiting old favourites.

One of the highlights of the day for the school was the ‘World Book Day Book Shop’, where children were able to choose and buy their very own book to keep, using their World Book Day Book Token.

As a school, we all shared in reading the picture book ‘Kites’ by Simon Mole and Oamul Lu, exploring it in lots of different ways and demonstrating our fantastic reading skills.  Listen to our readers in the video below:

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Safer Internet Day 2022

When is Safer Internet Day 2022?
This will be celebrated on the 8th February 2022.

This year the theme is ....'All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online.'

About Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people, and to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically, and creatively. Whether that's whilst gaming and creating content, or interacting with their friends and peers.

More information about this theme can be found on the UK Safer Internet Centre.


Most social media services require users to be at least 13 years of age to use their service and it is 16 years of age for WhatsApp.  Therefore, no child of primary school age should really be using them:

Social Media platform Age requirements

Instagram - an online photo and video sharing app which enables its users to take pictures and videos and share them.  It also enables users to send messages to each other online and comment on the content of others.

TikTok - a video and messaging app which allows users to create and share 60 seconds short videos.  It allows users to comment on the content of others.

WhatsApp - an instant messaging app for smartphones that allows users to send photos, videos and messages.

Snapchat - a messaging app used to share videos, pictures and messages.  These are automatically deleted, so they cannot be retrieved or checked at a later date. (However, there can be ways around this.) 

Discord - An instant messaging platform that allows users to make voice calls, send text messages, media and files in private chats or part of a community.

Severne Primary School shares best practice alongside Prime Minister Theresa May in The Parliamentary Review

Severne Primary School appears alongside Prime Minister Theresa May in the 2016/17 Parliamentary Review.

Established by former minister The Rt Hon David Curry in 2010, The Parliamentary Review’s September release is now a key fixture in the political calendar.

Severne Primary School features alongside the Prime Minister and a small number of outstanding schools in a document that looks back on the year in schools and Westminster. The main aim of the Review is to showcase best practice as a learning tool to the public and private sector.

Across all policy areas, The Parliamentary Review is sent to over half a million leading policymakers. The articles in the Review act as both a blueprint for success and a template for reform.

The Prime Minister commented that ‘this year’s Parliamentary Review follows a significant year in British politics’ and this is reflected in the articles from leading journalists and best-practice representatives alike.

The PM’s former cabinet colleague, Sir Eric Pickles, who was recently appointed Chairman of the Review, said ‘it has never been more important for government to hear the views of business and the public sector in a constructive forum. It is also a vital time to share best practice and progress.’

The Parliamentary Review’s director Daniel Yossman concurred, saying ‘Severne Primary School and other hardworking organisations from across the country have come together to make this year’s Review possible.

Sharing knowledge and insight with both peers and government is essential work and I am delighted that this year’s Review will reach every corner of the British economy.

It’s always a real joy to hear from policymakers who tell me that something they have read in the Review has had an effect on their thinking.

It is my belief that innovation is contagious, if only it is given the platform to spread. It is the Review’s purpose to provide this platform and I am confident we are fulfilling it.’

An e-copy of The Parliamentary Review can be viewed here:

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Severne Road, Acocks Green
Birmingham, B27 7HR