Year 6 Project Evolve – Respecting boundaries online

Year 6 explored what the key words “consequences”, “respect” and “boundaries” mean.

We discussed a range of scenarios that made us consider if boundaries had been respected and what the consequences would be of that – positive or negative.

We then wrote our own online respect charters listing how we can show self-respect and protect ourselves online and how we can also respect others.

 

 

Keeping Safe Online

The Hub children have been exploring the important topic of Online Relationships.

The children worked together to answer questions about which behaviours are safe and which are unsafe whilst online.

 

The children then discussed why you need to ask permission for some actions you do online in order to keep yourself safe.

             

We can now give examples of when to ask permission to do something online and explain why this is important.

Safer Internet Day

For Safer Internet Day in Y4, we explored the importance of being respectful to others whilst being online and how to recognise healthy and unhealthy online behaviours including ways to deal with any problems should they arise.

The children shared ways in which they often utilise the internet (Purple Mash, TT Rockstars, Lexia, email, research, gaming, accessing social media platforms, YouTube etc) then shared some of the exciting online games they often play. This led to the discussion on how we need to be both respectful and kind to others we may interact with whilst online and to  recognise behaviours which may cause alarm or distress. From this, the children shared their knowledge on what they should do if they were faced with any unhealthy online behaviours  (Tell an adult immediately; block and report anything which alarms or upsets them; not to be tempted to click on links within emails and not to be pressured into doing something by others online).

We then created our own comic strip storyboards advising others on ways to be respectful and stay safe whilst being online.

We talk about online safety in Year 2 during our computing lessons, assemblies and PSHCE lessons. The children can discuss how to keep safe and who they should tell if they are unsure. As part of Project Evolve, the children thought about who owns the information that is stored on the internet and how long that information stays on the internet.

The children were very knowledgeable about what information they should share and what information is personal and shouldn’t be shared. They could also say why it should not be shared. We completed the session with an interactive word search to find all of the key words relating to personal information.

Year 6 Project Evolve – Online relationships

In year 6 we have been looking at online relationships and how to be our best selves online. We discussed how sharing things online can have both positive and negative consequences and that not all consequences are intended. Through learning about respecting others online, we were able to give ways in which we could conduct ourselves to make sure others felt respected. Boundaries were a key message in our discussion and many children were able to remember that you should respect other people’s decisions even if you don’t agree with them (I can’t play as it’s tea time. Response Ok – so don’t keep asking them etc.).

Internet safety day

Year 1 listened to the story of ‘Digi Duck’ to help them understand about being safe

online and what to do if something worries them.

We talked about messages we might get and what to do if this happens.

We also talked about putting information online and who we should speak to before we ever do this.

Safer Internet Day

As part of Safer Internet Day, Year 5 have been discussing what they should do when placed in certain situations online. We talked about telling a trusted adult if something online upsets or worries you and not sharing our personal details online.

Year 5 Computing – To use the count tool to answer hypotheses about common letters in use.

 

 

 

In Computing this week, Year 5 investigated how to use spreadsheets for literacy. Prior to the children putting their knowledge into practice, we recapped ‘Advance Mode, ‘How Many?’ Tool and Variables. Using this knowledge, we made a vowel counter spreadsheet that enabled us to test if ‘e’ really is the most popular vowel.

After this, the children improved the spreadsheet with consonants and conjunctions; testing the most popular one and comparing it to some research.

Spreadsheets

Year 5 have started their new computing unit on spreadsheets.

We have been using formulas in spreadsheets to convert measurements of length and distance.

None of us knew what a binary tree was at the start of our lesson so we were excited to learn.

Next, we started by thinking of yes/no questions to ask about a selection of animals.

Then, we kept answering the questions to create new groups and sort the animals.

Finally, we thought of our own yes/no questions to input on our IPADS.