Safer Internet Day

On Tuesday, the whole school had an exciting Safer Internet Day assembly with Mr Hodges and Mrs Robert who talked all about how to be safe online.

We all learnt about the definition of permission and how it is an important part of using the internet. Different examples were shared in the assembly and we all had to choose what we believed to be the best option. One example was to consider whether we can accept a location setting on mum’s phone. After very careful consideration, we realised we needed to ask their permission as the phone did not belong to us.

Also in the assembly, Mr Hodges and Mrs Roberts excitedly announced that we are having a poster competition where the winner receives chocolate. The posters are all about how we enjoy using the internet whilst also considering how to do so safely. Everyone is eager to get going on their posters and hopefully win a prize! We are sure the winners will enjoy the chocolate.

By Mia and Cora

Year 6 visit From PC Luke Carson.

On Thursday 31st of January, the pupils of Year 6 had a visit from the one and only Luke Carson (a local police constable).

To begin, Luke asked us what we knew about E-Safety. Then he showed us multiple slides on the types of games and websites that are appropriate for 10-11 year-olds. We discussed the games which we play on and Luke gave us suggestions about how to stay safe when we were playing these.

By Isabelle and Alex

Luke Carson visit

On the 24th of the January, Year 4 had an important visitor named Luke Carson.

The reason he came to our school is so that he could talk to Year 4 all about E-Saftey. Firstly, he introduced himself by telling them his name and saying where he worked (for the police). After he had done that, Mr Hodges handed out the white boards and the children got right into a quiz all about E-Saftey and generally being safe on the internet.

In the quiz you could earn points and the team with the most points at the end of the quiz wins!!! After the quiz, they watched a short clip recapping the points raised in the quiz. As swell as the quiz, they thought about which pictures should be shared online and which are best to be kept private.

Year 4 had loads of fun testing their knowledge and we know the rest of KS2 cannot wait until it is their turn to learn with Luke.

Isabelle and Mia

Google Expeditions!

On Wednesday, we had a special guest come to visit the children of Blakehill. She was a woman from Google! That’s right the people who run the famous search engine and tonnes of other things! She came in and took us on an expeditions all over the world and even beyond it using the magic of virtual reality!

At the start of the day Mrs Keighley did a whole school assembly while the staff were busy in the computer suite going on their very own expedition to learn how it all worked! In Year 6, we went through a rainforest looking at all the exciting creatures that can be found there! In Year 5, they took a trip to space and looked at Earth from the moon and also got to have a look at just how it might look in a few years time! In Year 4, they went on an Ocean Safari tour looking at loads of different animals such as whales, dolphins, turtles and even SHARKS! Year 3 went to Ancient Egypt! They saw a Pyramids and they saw a Sphinx(a pyramid guard)! The Year 1 and 2 pupils took a look at Roald Dahl’s life, such as where he lived, where he went to school and where he worked!

All of this was done through the use of  Virtual Reality. That’s were you wear a headset and look at a 360° picture that has been taken (you look from where the camera was) and it looked as if you were actually there! Everyone absolutely loved it and would love to do it again! Thank you to Google and Mr Lowe for organising the day!

By Adam

Safer Internet Day 2017

On Tuesday it was the national  Safer Internet Day! Mr Lowe and the Digital Leaders started the day of with a morning assembly all about E-safety. It is all about sharing images online and also talked about sharing other pieces of personal information such as; where you live, your age and full name. They spoke about making sure you get permission from friends to post pictures of you and them and to make sure your pictures don’t give too much information away about yourself.
Through the week and the next few weeks a policeman (Luke Carson) will be coming into KS2 classes and talking to us about being safe and smart on the internet. He also did a quiz on our internet safety  knowledge.
On Wednesday, Mr Lowe finished the day off with another assembly, this one was all about our digital footprints and how they can effect the rest of your life. Did you know that any information you put online or someone else puts online about you can make your digital footprint even bigger?. And did you know that when you are older people offering you jobs can look at your digital footprint to see if you are being positive or negative online.

Remember stay safe on the internet and NOT to give PERSONAL info away!

By Alex

 

 

 

 

Adam

I am Adam, a new Blakehill Blogger. I am in year 6 in Mr Sidebottom’s class. I became a blogger because I thought I like computers and I am a good writer. I am very good at typing and my favourite subject is Computing. Computing is my favourite subject because I like computers and iPads, I think this could help with our blog. I like gaming as a hobby and my favourite games are: Rocket league, Minecraft and FIFA 17. I like these games because some are driving and sport while the other is a sandbox game using blocks to build big structures like castles and skyscrapers. I like football.

 

By Adam

360 degree safe!

We are a 360 degree safe school! This means that our school is good at E-Safety. Our teachers have been working hard to tell us what E-Safety is about and Mr Lowe and Miss Lea has been doing assemblies with the digital leaders about E-Safety. Yesterday a very important person AKA Steve Dale came to look at our E-Safety things that are displayed around the school. He gave us an award called E-Safety 360 degree safe which will now be displayed on the bottom of the letters that we receive at Blakehill.

If you would liek any help or advice about staying safe online please look at the e-safety section of our school website

by Elyse + Macie

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360 degree safe!

We are a 360 degree safe school! This means that our school is good at E-Safety. Our teachers have been working hard to tell us what E-Safety is about and Mr Lowe and Miss Lea has been doing assemblies with the digital leaders about E-Safety. Yesterday a very important person AKA Steve Dale came to look at our E-Safety things that are displayed around the school. He gave us an award called E-Safety 360 degree safe which will now be displayed on the bottom of the letters that we receive at Blakehill.

If you would liek any help or advice about staying safe online please look at the e-safety section of our school website

by Elyse + Macie

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Last Blogging session of this year!

Tonight is our last Blogging session of this school year! We have loved our weekly sessions where we have shared our news for the week and written that to share with all of you! We are really proud of our Bloggers and the blogs that they have written for you this year! Well done!

We must say a very special thank you and good luck to our Year 6 Bloggers, Joseph, Elyse and Mascie who are leaving us! You have entertained us with very informative and witty blog posts every week. We are sure that you will have a great time at your secondary schools and impress them as much as you have impressed us! We will miss you!

 

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Junior STEM

Finally, after what seemed like a lifetime of waiting, the week arrived when Key Stage 2 got the opportunity to work with Junior STEM. Junior STEM is a company that come into schools and teach STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) through building with LEGO! It was so much fun! As part of our DT and Computing week we built fairground rides such as merry go round! How great is that? We designed and programmed the rides on a computer, then built them. Then with one click it we brought the rides to life! We had to follow set of fun instructions that were made especially for Blakehill! All of Key Stage 2 have absolutely loved working Mr Hawken to bring their LEGO to life. It’s been great!      

                                                                                                        By Emily Mae