Category Archives: Computing

Comic life – Skills and techniques.

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Year 6 have quickly revised key skills that they learned many years ago in year 3, but then it was Comic Life 2!

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Staying safe online.

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With the start of the new school year we revisit all we have learned about internet safety and how as we get older it is still relevant, in fact as we get even more competent with a computer we can do far more so come in contact with far more people in the digital world.

We know that in school we have filters and monitoring software that is used to keep us safe but sometimes even with these in place we need to TELL an adult when we feel uncomfortable.

Remember our school computer rules.

  • Don’t switch off the program or close the screen.
  • Only use technology when you are supervised by an adult.
  • Close the laptop or turn over an iPad.
  • Tell an Adult.

But we don’t just use computers in school we use them outside, where there aren’t as many filters in place.

BBC Newsround – Online Safety Special

MOMO Internet Safety Challenge

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With pupils worried about the MOMO Challenge, we had a special Computing lesson looking at Internet Safety, as the MOMO Challenge maybe fake but we still need to stay safe.

CBBC – MOMO Challenge #FAKENEWS

BBC – What to do if something online upsets you.

Over the years in school we have done loads on internet safety so try the game Band Runner to see if you can stay safe. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/

On Wednesday Morning Mr Connolly is holding an internet safety workshop for all parents – remind yours to come along and find out more.

Keyboard Skills.

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In an ever increasing digital age the ability to use a keyboard quickly and type well are really useful skills.  I had to look at the keyboard as I typed this post and then looked up after I finished a sentence to make any corrections!  I wish I could type better!

You will use good keyboard skills in typing in secondary school and University.  It is much easier to learn a new skill when you are young!  Which is why I still struggle to touch type!

One lesson each half term we are going to really practise our typing skills – but it would be even better if you did a little practise at home – on Typing Club an online typing tutor.

What is great is when we log in using our Google account it remembers the lesson we are on so we can keep moving forward when we are ready and everyone can work at their own pace.

Let’s get typing!

Mr Connolly