We have received an email in school from the Calderdale Safeguarding Advisor alerting us to the following apps.

Please be aware of two online safety concerns that have recently been brought to my attention:

Firstly ‘Live.ly’ is an app being used by many children as it provides the opportunity to group chat. Whilst the app is only meant to be able to access contacts already on a child’s phone, the opportunity for friends of friends to join groups has resulted in people unknown to the child being able to access a group. In Leeds this resulted in a serious safeguarding issue. This highlights the risk that an app such as this poses in terms of the potential for incidences such as this but also the risk of grooming and exploitation.

The second concerning one is ‘Yellow’ which is essentially an online dating app for children which works similar to ‘Tinder’ the idea being that you can swipe through people and then choose someone to then meet up with. Clearly this again poses numerous risk factors for children.

These apps may be ones that are worth flagging up to your parents/carers and/or discussing within assemblies etc and using them as an opportunity to revisit those key safeguarding messages around being online.

I have also flagged this to the NSPCC so that hopefully these apps can be included on their Net Aware site.

Kind Regards

Rezina Kelly

Schools Safeguarding Advisor

Road safety.

The Road Safety team came to school today to help us keep safe when crossing the road. The children took part in different activities and all the children were awarded a certificate for completing the training. The road safety team worked with children in years 1, 2 and 4.

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This half term we are learning all about Electricity. We started the topic with an interactive lesson discovering all about the workings of a plug, the components of an electrical circuit and remote controlled cars. We definitely enjoyed using Mrs Maddock’s remote controlled car in the lesson.

We used a wonderful website highlighting all the dangers with electricity around the home and creating posters to inform the dangers. We are going to display these around school to warn others. Look out around school for our work!

http://www.switchedonkids.org.uk/electrical-safety-in-your-home – Interactive game identifying electrical safety issues

We will be looking at building lots of different circuits over this half term and using buzzers, switches and bulbs.


Tis the season to get glittery! This last fortnight has seen a flurry of festive activity, with our Nativity forming the piece de resistance! All the YR/Y1 children worked so hard and put on a fabulous show – we are all super-proud of them.

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Tis the Season to get Glittery!

Wow! What a whirlwind of a festive fortnight! Nativities, Christmas meals, Christmas jumpers, Christmas crafts, carol concerts, pantos, parties – you name it, if its festive we’ve done it! Here are a few snaps of the goings on of the last few days, culminating with a visit from the man himself….








All the staff at Luddendenfoot Academy would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We look forward to welcoming you all back in 2017!

Peter Pan

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After a fantastic time last year watching Cinderella, we returned to the Victoria Theatre in Halifax to watch Peter Pan.  Once again we had a brilliant time at the pantomime and the children were a credit to themselves and our school.

We’re looking forward to seeing what they have planned for next year.

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Eco Club

Hello and welcome to Eco Club! Over the last 2 weeks we have been lucky enough to have Mr Marr and Ms Knight to help us think about a planting plan for the new garden. We have put together a list of all the fruit, veg and flowers that we would like to grow and have made a start at weeding beds in preparation:

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So far we have planted Japanese onions and broad beans! All of us got our hands dirty and really got stuck in. Well done Eco Club for a great start to the planting season.

The Choir at The Victoria Theatre

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A massive well done to the choir who performed at the Victoria Theatre on saturday night. Despite performing to over four hundred people the children held their nerves and gave the audience a treat. All the staff and parents have commented how well the children sang and what a credit they were to both themselves and the school.

Well done, you have made us proud! Thanks to all the staff and parents that helped on the night. If it wasn’t for the help of parents and staff we wouldn’t be able to be involved in these events.

We also need to thank Spencer in year 3 for designing the logo on the new t-shirts. I am sure you will agree what a fantastic job he has done.

Year 4 visit to Robinwood

On Friday the year 4 children set off to Robinwood with Mrs Maddock, Mrs Denham and Mrs Paynter. We were joined by the year 4 children from Siddal and Field Lane. The two days were extremely busy and we managed to pack in loads of exciting activities. We never stopped.

On arriving the children were split up into small groups and given a group leader for the two days. After a quick bite to eat it was off to the dorms to leave our bags and then straight into the first activity. Mrs Denham’s group started with caving. Peace descended for an hour as the children were down the hatch to below the floor. I can’t tell you how tempting it was to sit on the hatch. Instead I watch the frenzied activity on the CCTV.



Down the hatch!


I think I had the best view!

After the caving we headed off to the climbing wall. Most of the children managed to reach the top.

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After a quick snack we headed for the night line. This was my favourite activity and I don’t think I have laughed as much for a long time. Blindfolded, the children had to follow a rope over an obstacle course. To add to the fun Barry the Squirrel was roaming around. He had a habit of tickling  the children (a feather duster) and weeing on them (Mrs D with a water pistol.) Unfortunately I was too busy laughing and squirting water to take any more photos.

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After tea we headed for the archery range were it all became very competitive.

After a relatively peaceful night we headed for the crate building.

Following the crate building we had our last activity which was the Piranhas pool. The children had 40 minutes to complete a challenge and release themselves from the room before the piranhas were released.

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More photos will be added as we collate them from all the different cameras.

McMillan Coffee Morning

We have had some amazing entries this year into the bake-off. It looks like a lot of hard work has been put into these cakes and we have some hidden talents. Well done to Millie Wright who won our first prize. Millie will be going o the secret cafe to bake her cake in their kitchens. This will go on sale on Tuesday. It looks like she had a lot of competition.

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