Net Aware

Following on from our Class Dojo posts about online safety, I thought you might be interested in the app Net Aware. It is available to download through the Apple App Store or Google. It’s produced by the NSPCC and is a simple guide for parents to the most popular social networks, apps and games. You can learn about privacy settings and safety guidelines. It gives you minimum ages for each app. How easy it is to sign up, report abuse and adjust privacy settings. You can also find out how likely your child is to come across inappropriate content. It’s a really useful little app to have. Hope it helps.

It has been brought to our attention that a free app called contains adult material and could cause safeguarding issues. is a social network for sharing user-generated music and videos. Many children enjoy the ‘lip-sync’ element of the app as well as browsing videos created by others. Videos are generally shared between groups of friends and can be saved as private, but the other content is freely available and is not ‘policed’.

The app’s terms and conditions states that it is not to be used by children under the age of 13. The terms and conditions say that it is intended for users over the age of 18.

In addition, links directly to another app entitled which has no safety settings and permits anybody to enter into a conversation with your child. Through this, they are at serious risk of being exposed to extremely inappropriate content and conversations.

There are current ongoing investigations with the police andCEOP into claims of grooming via this app. We consider this to be a valid threat to the safety of young people using and would encourage parents to consider the removal of the app from their devices.

We would recommend that parents access the following links to make informed decisions regarding allowing your child to use and other similar sites:

Explained – What is

What parents need to know about app review – Okay for kids?

Is Safe For Kids?

Explained – What is

What parents need to know about app review – Okay for kids?

Is Safe For Kids?

Diary – Sunday 30th April – Friday 5th May

SCHOOL DIARY Sunday 30th April – Friday 5th May

SUNDAY – FBS Ground force day. All volunteers very welcome from 10am. Children are welcome, however you are responsible for your own child and class 1 outside area will be out of boundsdue to works being undertaken. Please contact Hannah Gilles for further details. (Contact details can be found on Class Dojo)
MONDAY – Bank holiday.
TUESDAY – Last day to return school photo orders.
WEDNESDAY – Guitars.
3.15 – 4.00 Gym club for children selected for the gym competitiononly.
FRIDAY – Premier sport fun PE day.
Premier sport American football, after school club 3.15pm – 4.15pm at £3.50 per session. Please remember to book and pay online –

Diary Monday 27th – Friday 31st March

MONDAY – Spelling Bee competition at lunchtime, all childrenwelcome.
TUESDAY – School Photos. We are able to offer Non school siblingphotos between 8.40 -8.50am only, please go straight to theschool hall.
WEDNESDAY – Guitars.
FRIDAY – School reports being sent home.
Easter service 2pm in the Church, ALL welcome.
FBS Easter fayre in the Church straight after the service.
NO Premier sport American football, after school club will beavailable.
Nit Night – Please remember to check and treat if required yourchild’s hair tonight.

SCHOOL DIARY – Monday 13th – Friday 17th March.

MONDAY – Every class will be having a fun multi sports lesson provided by High 5 sports. Please can you ensure ALL children have a full named PE kit in school.


THURSDAY – Parent and child Willow making workshop 3pm -5pm. Only 8 spaces available please book via Mrs Wallington.

FRIDAY – Class 1 open afternoon from 2pm. If you cannot attend and would like to make alternative arrangements please contact Mrs Jones.

After School Clubs
Monday – Drama
Tuesday – Children’s choice sport
Wednesday- Craft club, we will be finishing our hall science display.
Thursday – Golf provided by Littlestone golf club.
Friday – Film club

Child led play will also be available at all session. To book please see Mrs MacBean or via after school club phone 07935976949.
Premier sport will also be running American football 3.15pm- 4.15pm @ £3.50 per session. To book please see Mrs MacBean.

SCHOOL DIARY Monday 6th – Friday 10th February 2017

MONDAY 6th – Please help us to inspire the children by returning your aspiration butterflies today.

THURSDAY 9th – If you wish your child to stay at ASC and go straight to the start of the disco, please let Mrs MacBean know BY today. This is so we can ensure we have enough food/staff for all the children staying. We will be providing a light tea of baked beans or spaghetti on toast. Thank you.

FRIDAY 10th – Last day of term. Last day to return Solihull application forms. Any queries about this course please see Mrs MacBean.
FBS school disco 5.30pm -7pm in the school hall. Please remember to purchase your tickets from Dianne Ashby or the office. If purchasing tickets from the office please place £3.50 in a sealed envelope clearly marked with the child’s name and emergency contact number. Thank you.
ASC will run to the start of the disco, please book a space by Thursday.

SUNDAY 12th – Sunday School, Brookland Church 10.30am. All welcome.


PE KITS – Please ensure ALL children have a named full winter (tracksuits and trainers) PE kit and indoor PE kits in school everyday. We have red PE shorts and white PE t shirts available to purchase from the office.
Wraparound care phone – 07935 976949

Monday – Modelling club. This week we will be doing hama beads or moon-dust modelling.
Tuesday – Handball/Benchball/Dodgeball or Basketball.
Wednesday – Craft club. We will be starting making items for our science hall display board.
Thursday – Children’s choice multi sport.
Friday – Dance club. We will be participating in variety of dance games and moves ready for tonight’s disco.
Child led activities are available every afternoon.
Wraparound care phone – 07935 976949

Wednesday – High Five Sports gym club 3.15pm – 4.15pm. This club costs £4.00 a week or £20.00 for a 5 week block paid directly to High Five Sports please. Spaces are available please contact Pete on 07772 935838 to book.
Friday – Premier Sports American football after school club starts 3.15pm – 4.15pm. This club cost £3.50 per session. Spaces are available please contact Peter on 07775 811746. Please note this lesson will take place outside so ensure all children have jogging bottoms. Next terms booking is now available via

Open Day

Do you have a child who was born between 1 September 2012 and 31st August 2013?

Now is the time to consider which school to send them to.

The closing date for applications is 16th January 2017

More information can be found at

You are invited to our New Parents’ Open Morning

Tuesday 22nd November 9.30 – 11.30am                                            Thursday 24th November 9.30 – 11.30am

This will be an opportunity for you and your child to see our wonderful school in action and meet our amazing staff.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Brookland Family

Children in Need

FRIDAY 18th November

To support 2016 Children in Need our Children are welcome to wear a Spotty or Bright accessory on Friday (but must wear their school uniform) and bring a donation into school. We realise that we have asked for lots of contributions towards different projects this year so any donation towards this amazing charity would be appreciated.

Please donate what you can to this amazing charity.

We look forward to seeing your SPOTTY and BRIGHT accessories on Friday

We Shall Remember Them.

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We shall remember them

Robert Laurence Binyon – For The Fallen