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Year One become Digital Detectives!

Today we have been learning that not everything we read on the internet is true! We know that the ‘R’ in our SMART rules stands for reliable and that means if something is trustworthy or not. We learned how to tell if information on a website can be trusted and we made posters to tell other children how to judge the reliability of websites too. We also read some information booklets and decided which information was true and which was false then made some leaflets of our own….Be warned though some facts are trying to trick you! On Purple Mash, we made block graphs to show how different people in our house use the internet.


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Last week, the children in reception discussed the different types of technology that we use and what they can be used for. They drew some of the devices that they had come up with and even made their own mobile phones. The children were also fantastic at remembering our ‘Smart Rules’ and how important it is to tell a trusted adult if they are unsure about anything whilst using these devices. Well done children!

Year 6 Explore PEGI and BBFC Ratings

The Year 6 children have been thinking about how they can take responsibility for managing their own wellbeing by exploring PEGI and BBCF ratings. These help to give us age-related advice to help us decide if a film or online game is suitable to play or watch.  The children solved a QR Quiz using the Pegi website and the British Board of Film Classification website. You can find out more on the Pan European Games Information (PEGI) website:

Pegi Ratings

Scare Share

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This afternoon, Year Three were very lucky to have a visit from Mr Walford who wanted to share a story. His nephew, Tom had been waking up in the night because he thought that monsters were under the bed. He told us how Tom’s mum didn’t tell his sister Lucy because that would share the scare when there are no such things as monsters. We talked about how if one person tells someone and someone else does then the scare is shared and more people are scared so we all agreed that we did not want to share the scare. Mr Walford also showed us lots of fake news on the Internet to show that sometimes things we see on the Internet are not true or reliable….for example, there isn’t really a tree octopus and the Eiffel Tower wasn’t really on fire. There’s no such thing as monsters and sometimes things we see on the Internet are also not real.

The important message to the children was that they need to tell an adult if they see something that they don’t like or don’t know what it is and that they should use the Internet when with an adult.

If anyone would like more information on Internet safety, please see our school website, Twitter or this week’s newsletter. There’s lots of great advice too on the BBC ‘Own It’ website: BBC OWN IT

Not Everything Is True Online

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What do we do when something that we see or hear upsets us?

Today in Mr Alcock’s class, we have been discussing the things that we come across that may upset us or others.
We talked about a range of different situations in the physical world as well as online.

We talked about what to do if we ever come across an issue that makes us feel unsafe, or upsets us. From our discussion we all agreed that the best action that any of us can take is to TELL.

TELL a parent.
TELL a teacher.
TELL a carer.
TELL someone you trust (a grandparent or older brother or sister).
Or, TELL using the “Report and Issue” button on the school homepage.

Year 4 Have A Message If Something Upsets You Online!

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Mr Hunt’s class discussed things that might upset us or others today. We discussed a range of different situations that we may find ourselves in, both in the physical world and when online. We thought about what we would do if a friend asked us to go and play in fields away from our home, or if a friend asked us to call somebody else a name. Then, we thought about our time online. We discussed what we should do if someone that we didn’t know wanted to join our game on Fortnite, or if we saw an upsetting video on YouTube.

The key message from Year 4 was clear. If something upsets us, we must TELL someone about it! Year 4 knew that we could tell parents, carers, older brothers or sisters, teachers or friends! The children were also reminded about the “Report an Issue” button, found on our homepage.

Year 4 Were On A Permission Mission!

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To celebrate this Year’s Safer Internet Day, Year 4 have been on a permission mission!

We all took on the role of e-safety expert, Cyber Sam. This morning, we received a letter from a boy called Danny. He was very upset because he had accidentally spent over £50 on his mum’s credit card to buy V-Bucks on the PlayStation store! Even worse, he hadn’t asked for permission!

Using a ball, we explored all of the different ways that we could ask for, and give permission to others. We then role played as Danny, his mum and Cyber Sam to explore what advice that we could give.

Finally, we wrote back to Danny and his mum to give advice. We reminded Danny that it is important to ALWAYS ask for permission to buy things online. Also, we told Danny’s mum about some of the parental control features on the PlayStation 4, including passwords and spending limits. The children had some fantastic ideas and advice for Danny.

If you would like to find out more about the parental controls available on the PlayStation, please copy and paste this link!


Safer Internet Day in Year One!

What a fantastic day we have had learning about how to stay safe when using the internet. We read ‘Penguin Pig’ and then wrote a letter to the little girl in the story to give her some advice about what she should have done. We also created our very own SMART rules poster. All in all a very busy day learning lots to help us as although the internet can be used for lots of amazing things, it can also be dangerous. Please look at our blog to see what we have been doing.

Year 2/1 Safer Internet Day

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Today in Year 2 we have been learning about how to keep safe online. The children have sorted through some websites and video games, judging them on their appropriateness. We discussed the different ways in which we can tell if online sites or games are suitable for our age range, before we access them.The children are now more familiar with pegi ratings which are used to protect them against accessing inappropriate games and content. Later, we read a story about two characters called Zap and Zoom. During the story Zap wanted to access an online game. The children heard about how Zap correctly asked his dad’s permission before he accessed the game. When playing the game, Zap was asked to enter some personal details. As Zap was unsure of what to do, he rightly asked his dad to check the game out. The children were happy that Zap did not share his personal information online and that he checked with a grown up first. Well done to all of Year 2. You have demonstrated that you have a good level of understanding on how to keep yourself safe online. Always remember that if you are ever unsure, ask a grown up first.