This afternoon in computing, Year 4 looked at a website called
‘The Dog Island‘. This website is a fake website that has been specifically made for children to explore and question the reliability of it.
Robins then spent time looking at what other clues are on the website to give you the idea that it is not genuine.
In Computing, Robins learnt how to use Comic Life. They made a poster about E-Safety or Behaviours for learning.
In the past couple of lessons, Year 4 Robins have been attempting to create an Etch a Sketch game. They were shown how to program their chosen sprites to use the pen up and down blocks.
Some children were then able to press different keys to change the pen colour and also change the backdrop. Some children even managed to add an instruction backdrop before the game loaded.
Click here to have a go on their Etch a sketch games!
In Computing week Robins have had lots of fun. and using Purple Mash to publish their results.
First they got together and created a survey.
Below are some clips of them gathering data.
Next they had a go at entering the results into Purple Mash to produce a bar chart. (Something we have also been doing in Maths!)
Click here to learn more about Bar Charts!
In Computing week Robins have discussed the importance of E-safety.
Two areas have been covered
1. Health and Well-being – The Impact of screen-time.
Over the course of the week pupils monitored their screen time usage. They then compared and discussed whether they thought they managed their screen time well.
2. Keep Personal information safe.
Well done to Ava, Ryan, Charlie, Amaya, Seth for commenting:
Personal information includes our name, address and telephone numbers.
We must keep it safe from hackers.
It’s important people do not use our details.
Parents have bank details, they must be kept safe.
Finally everyone demonstrated that they could make a complex password
Year 4 Robins have been programming their sprites to tell each other Knock Knock jokes in Scratch. The children added two sprites and then added a backdrop.
They then used the say and wait blocks to pause between the say block conversation.
Click here to see some examples of their work below.
Which joke is your favourite?
As this week, our school is taking part in Safer Internet Week, Layla-Rose has produced this wonderful internet safety poster with some useful tips on staying safe.
As part of the Anti-Bullying week Robins have refreshed themselves on the importance of safety online and how posting things online can influence someones reputation.
To further apply their knowledge, Robins had a go at doing their own research using a safe online search engine. They researched a celebrity of their choice and made their own fact files.
Finally as an extension, pupils were allowed to visit the BBC Bitesize website to learn more about teeth! (Our Science Focus)
As part of Safer Internet Week, Year 4 Robins did a wheel to represent what we all do online (notes on picture below.)
Then we talked about identity. Here are some of the notes put into a sentences.
Your identity is who you are online and in the real world.
► Your identity can be your name, hobbies and even personal information.
► Identity is really important and it can affect you, your mind and actions.
► Your DNA is important because it controls you and helps you with your life.
Year 4 children Esmay, Moharnab, Shona and Nyeema have all successfully passed their application process to be selected new members of the Digital Council – the school’s online safety group.
The process involved an application form submission and an interview with Mr Baddhan, Ms Hughes (Chair of Governor / Safeguarding) and Mr Evans.
Mr Baddhan was delighted to select the four children who all showed fantastic enthusiasm and willingness to improve the good work of the Digital Council to keep children safe at Bells Farm.