Friday 8th October 2021

This week in Year 6 as part of our Computing unit on internet safety, we have been thinking about how much screen time we should be having each day. We agreed that a healthy balance should be aimed for, by making a list of all the things we would like to do offline, such as: playing football, building dens, drawing and reading. We also created some rules together to share at home, these were:

  • Don’t use phones and mobile devices at the dinner table – they say talking as a family is very important for development
  • Keep screens out of the bedroom at bedtime
  • Talking as a family about keeping safe online and about cyber-bulling and what children should do if they are worried
  • Making sure children take a break from screens every two hours by getting up and being active
  • They also say parents should be more careful about their own screen time too and that parents should give their children proper attention and quality family time and never assume they are happy for pictures to be shared

We also learnt about our “digital footprint”: everything we post online will be there for the foreseeable future in some form. This means we need to be really careful that what we post is appropriate and will not cause problems for us in the future.

We agreed these are important issues to talk about at home this week.

In Science, we drew life-sized outline of the circulatory system to help us understand how it works.