Online Safety 10/07/24 – Palworld

Palworld was released in January and  made quite an impact on the gaming world, selling over five million copies within just three days. This game shares some similarities with and would appeal to those who are fans of Minecraft. However, despite its lower age rating and appeal to younger gamers, Palworld has faced some criticism. […]

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5MG Weekly Learning w/e 05/07/24

In Computing, we used glockenspiels to explore algorithms – reading them, evaluating them and then composing our own, which we wrote down. We tested our own algorithms on our friends to see if they were effective.

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Online Safety – 03/07/24 – Engage in Difficult Conversations with NSPCC LEGO Build & Talk Activities

Parents of primary school-aged children can now facilitate challenging conversations about digital safety through the engaging NSPCC LEGO Build & Talk activities. Tailored for children aged 6 to 9, these story-style activities offer a fun way to broach sensitive topics while constructing with LEGO® bricks. The activities cover six crucial digital safety areas, including cyberbullying, […]

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Online Safety – 26/06/24 – Pop Up Ads

Recent research conducted by the University of Michigan delved into various apps targeted at young children. The study unearthed a startling revelation, showing that every single free app and a significant majority of paid apps, reaching up to 88% (many of them masquerading as ‘educational’), were plagued with intrusive pop-up advertisements. These advertisements have been […]

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Online Safety 19/06/24- CEOP

 CEOP The National Crime Agency’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) offer useful tools for both parents and children on their website. There are a range of child friendly videos and activities targeted at different age groups.  The links below will take you to these. It is recommended that you support your child during the activities, especially […]

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Online Safety 12/06/24- Fortnite

 Fortnite Fortnite has gained immense popularity among primary-aged children, but it is crucial for parents to be aware of the associated risks. As of November 2023, Fortnite holds a PEGI rating of 12, indicating content suitable for children aged 12 and above. However, it is worth noting that variations such as Lego Fortnite may carry […]

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Online Safety – 12/06/24 – Fortnite

Fortnite has gained immense popularity among primary-aged children, but it is crucial for parents to be aware of the associated risks. As of November 2023, Fortnite holds a PEGI rating of 12, indicating content suitable for children aged 12 and above. However, it is worth noting that variations such as Lego Fortnite may carry different […]

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Nursery Weekly learning 17/05/24

This week in Nursery we learnt about the new painting of King Charles. We were particularly interested in the painting as there is a Monarch butterfly in it. We have been reading the book’ look to the skies ‘which is about Monarch Butterflies. We decided to recreated our own King like portraits and used an […]

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Online Safety – 17/05/24– Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not something new; we have been using AI for many years, often without realising. It started with pattern recognition, such as predictive text or algorithms showing us content we might be interested on Instagram. ‘Generative AI’ is what we have seen a recent rise in use of, with platforms such as […]

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