If, like me, you are finding the whole idea of managing online gaming with your child a real challenge these videos may well help:
Hi Year 5,
The following link has been shared with us by Northumbria Police, to help us all stay safe online.
During these unusual times, we are all most certainly spending a little more time online than perhaps we would normally do.
As we’ve already covered during our E-Safety lessons in school, it’s really important to make sure we keep ourselves safe and protected when using online resources to learn, play and communicate.
Don’t forget, if you are ever unsure about any thing you encounter online, tell a trusted grown up.
Stay safe everyone! 🌈
During this time of uncertainty we at Ashley Primary School are doing everything we can to help your child while our school is closed.
Follow the links to find more information specific to your academic year group from your teachers:
Please find below a list of websites that we subscribe to which your child should be able to log onto with their own log on details at home:
Some of our Junior children will be able to log onto the school website where their teacher may set homework activities and share files using Google Drive and Google Classroom. Please do bare in mind that this is a new area of sharing information which we have been developing as a staff but were not expecting to have to use it so soon and under these circumstances! Your child may also have access to their own school email account (which is monitored) so that they can communicate with their class teacher and school friends. Again – not all staff will use this mode of communication as we are most definitely in the trial stage. Some children may also know how to use Purple Mash to email their friends and teacher too!
These websites are free and may be useful to support learning at home:
These providers are offering our parents free trials while children are not attending school:
Twinkl – use this code to activate your free trial: UKTWINKLHELPS
Literacy Key User name: ne340qa Password: writing
As always please do check our school website and the drop down ‘children’ menu on our website for possible activities and updates specifically for your child’s year group.
You can also find copies of our termly curriculum overviews which will give you an idea of areas we have been and were going to cover.
If your child is struggling to understand what is going on – this social story may help to explain the Coronavirus. This story from Elsa Support is another story explaining the Coronavirus in a child friendly way.
Some ideas for non-screen activities…
Year 5’s current Computing topic is E-Safety during which we have been learning about ‘SMART’ Rules and how to stay safe online.
The children have watched a series of informative videos and discussed each of the rules.
They are now preparing their concept maps and filling them with lots of ideas and research with the aim of producing a fun, fact-filled comic strip sharing the ‘SMART’ Rules with other children in the school.
Well done Year 5!
Miss Sanderson 🙂
From time to time our children may come across content online which gives them ‘Yukky Feelings’ (makes them sad, scared or worried). It is especially important that children know to follow the Kidsafe Rules which we teach at Ashley:
- Walk Away
- Say No
- Tell a Trusted Grown-Up
There will always be risks posed to children, both online and offline and it is important that we give them the skills and strategies to be able to deal with these risks appropriately.
As grown-ups we can make sure we are aware of age restrictions on Apps and games, use privacy settings, block and report users or posts that are worrying and above all, communicate with our children. Remind them not to accept friend requests from people they don’t know and to check with a Trusted Grown-Up before sharing personal information.
As always there are some really useful websites where you can get a wealth of information.
- Childnet International
- UK Safer Internet Centre
- Parent Info
- Internet Matters
- NSPCC Online Safety
- Common Sense Media (I use this one lots)
Please also be reassured that when children are working online on school hardware that key strokes and content accessed/searched for is monitored and only age appropriate content is available.