Safer Internet Day 2021
For Safer Internet Day, Year 4 pupils have been exploring reliability in the online world.
They were encouraged to think about the media they consume and whether they can fully trust what they see online. Our four-step plan to become an internet detective should help them to achieve this: question, check online, check offline and ask an adult for help. Being an internet detective will help them to become more aware and make sensible decisions on whether something is trustworthy online.
We then made a pledge to create an internet we trust by completed the sentence, "To me, a reliable internet ..."
Showing understanding of algorithms and sequencing
Year 4 pupils have been applying their knowledge and understanding of algorithms to write and sequencing coding instructions to make their own game. Children were able to critically evaluate and explain the choices they had made to sequence the code and understood what would happen if the coding sequence was incorrect.
'At first, I could not get the ball to move; however, when I checked the coding instructions I realised that the sequence was wrong, so I changed the order and it worked properly.' - Cairo S
'It took me a couple of goes to get my coding sequence to work. I had to check that the code I had used was correct and that it was in the right order.' - Jacob S
E-Safety - SMART Rules
For the start of a new school year, our Year 4 pupils have been refreshing their knowledge of the E-Safety SMART rules. Building on their previous knowledge, children showed a real understanding of the importance of not sharing personal information over the internet or meeting up with people whom they have only been in contact with online. Children also showed an excellent awareness of who they can tell if something they see online makes them feel uncomfortable or worried as well as what to do if they or someone they know is being bullied online.
'Now that I do more things online, I understand that it is important to follow the SMART rules to help protect my identity and personal information' - Will H
'Some people say things online that aren't very nice, but now I know who to tell if it happens to me!' - Reuben M