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Friends of Blackness

Friends of Blackness

 

Who are the Friends of Blackness?

It is  the name for the recent amalgamation of the Parent Teacher Association and the Parent Council. The Friends of Blackness runs social events throughout the year  and spends the funds raised – in the past we have bought  six tablets for the school’s new Wi-Fi, books for our library, sports day activities, Christmas parties and reward time activities. We  meet on a regular basis to look at issues relevant to the running of the school and the education and well being of our children. We welcome input from everyone in the Blackness Primary School community, be they parents, grandparents, friends or relations.

 

Interested? Able to help? Have an issue to raise?

Find us in the playground, come along to our meetings

or

email us on pcblackness@dundee.npfs.org.uk.

or

Join our Facebook page at https://m.facebook.com/friends.blackness

For uniform orders use the following link:

 

Links to Internet and Community Safety for Parents

 

Below are links to web pages that may be of interest to parents wanting to support their child in accessing the internet and social media in a safe way.

https://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/sites/default/files/publications/blackness_routes.pdf - Safer Routes to School Leaflet

https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/en_us/interland - Interland, Google created 3D game for pupils to exlopre internet safety issues

 https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/safer-internet-day-2019/education-packs/activities-parents-and-carers - Internet Safety activities for parents based around Safer Internet Day

https://parentzone.org.uk/advice/parent-guides - A range of digital safety guides including Minecraft, Fortnight, Social Media Apps, Self Esteem, Peer Pressure etc...

https://www.facebook.com/safety/parents - Information for parents on using Facebook safely

https://www.internetmatters.org/hub/esafety-news/tik-tok-app-safety-what-parents-need-to-know/ - Information for parents on using Tick Tock (formally Musical.ly) safely

https://www.internetmatters.org/ - Safety advice for Parents based on child's age

https://www.antibullyingpro.com/parentsguardians  - Bullying information including Internet Safety, laws, understanding bullying and how to support your child

https://about.twitter.com/safety - Safety advice about Twitter

https://www.snapchat.com/l/en-gb/safety - Safety advice about Snap Chat

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/​ - Parent Zone in Think You Know  Website

https://help.instagram.com/154475974694511 - Safety advice about Twitter

 
Funding and Grant Eligibility
 

School Clothing Grants

A clothing grant of £100 per child is available to pupils who are in compulsory education where their parents or guardians are in receipt of a qualifying income.

Eligibility and application forms can be found online:

https://bit.ly/2Gqn86G

Free School Meals 

Free school meals are available to all pupils whose parents or guardians are in receipt of a qualifying income.

Eligibility and application forms can be found online:

https://bit.ly/2Gqn86G

EMA

EMA is a weekly allowance of £30 payable to eligible 16-19 year olds who stay on in full-time non-advanced education after their statutory school leaving date.

Eligibility and application forms can be found online:

https://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/ema

 

Learning Links for Parents

 

Literacy/Numeracy

Below are links to web pages that may be of interest to parents wanting to support their child in accessing the curriculum.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ - Oxford Owl Home resources, literacy and Numeracy

https://www.sumdog.com/user/sign_in - Sumdog Website Login. Login obtained from the school.

https://www.busythings.co.uk/families - Busy Things Family Website (subscription)

https://parents.spellingcity.com/#_ga=2.241574274.1446972649.1572431658-265376347.1572431658 - Spelling City, Parent/Carer Page

 

 

   - Understanding The S4-S6 Years in Secondary

 

 

 

 

Software

Below are links to web pages that allow parents to download software that are used as resources in the classroom. We have noted beside each one if it is a free resource.

http://portal.microsoftonline.com - Free Full Mircosoft Office 365 for pupils in Dundee City Education. Deatils have been emailed to all parents in Blackness

https://scratch.mit.edu/  - Scratch Coding/Programming Software, MIT (Free)

https://www.getpaint.net/ - Paint.net, image editing software (Free)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr - Typing Dance Mat, BBC (Free)

https://www.google.co.uk/intl/en_uk/earth/versions/ - Google Earth, Interactive Globe (Free)

https://www.audacityteam.org/download/ - Audacity, sound editor software, (Free)

http://plasq.com/downloads/comic-life-desktop/ - Comic Life, Destop Publishing Software

https://pivotanimator.net/ - Animation Software (Free)

https://education.minecraft.net/how-it-works/in-the-classroom/ - Minecraft Education Edition (Free)

 

 

 
 
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