For Year 6’s online safety lesson this term they discussed negative comments online and how these can be turned into positive comments. Here are what some of the children think about the way people communicate online:
After their discussions, the children then went on to completing a worksheet where they were required to turn a series of negative comments into more positive ones.
As part of Computing, Year 6 Eagles have been discussing how search results are ranked when using a search engine. They discovered websites that are paid adverts and how to check if a website is secure and safe to be on.
Year 6 have had their first online safety lesson of the year. In this lesson they watched a video from Newsround that was all about speaking to people online. This video told the children about real life experiences some children have had with speaking to people they do not know online. During the video, we had lots of discussions about why speaking to people we don’t know online is dangerous and what you must do in order to keep yourself safe.
The children made some great contributions throughout the lesson:
In the past few days, Year 6 Eagles have become game developers by planning, developing and then testing their games. The children then designed front covers for their games with an online safety PEGI rating provided for the game.
The games were created in Kodu.
Once completed, the children started to create front covers for their games including key elements, age rating, description, title and screenshots.
During Computing today with Mr Baddhan, Year 6 started to look at the ‘If Else’ blocks and how they can be used in a gaming scenario. The example the children used was a variable as a points score – every time a question was answered correctly, the variable would change by one point. And if the question was answered incorrectly, then the a message would appear incorrect answer.
A variable is a data block which tells the program this will change once programmed.
Sweets, Brownies, Car washing, jewellery – all of these and more are being offered by Bells Farm’s budding entrepreneurs in Year 6. Their goods and services will be on offer at different points over the next few weeks read on to find out more about these exciting companies.
During Computing this afternoon, Year 6 Eagles have started to look at programming a 2-level game using Microsoft Kodu. The children really enjoyed the 3D graphics and creating a world with obstacles and missiles.
Mr Baddhan tasked the children to think about objective of the game, whether it should include enemies or missiles to take points off the health bar.
They have started to create the first level and tomorrow will continue to program the second level.
The children put their programming minds to practise using the best combination of code to form the best algorithm.