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Computing Week

Badger Class have spent this week focusing on computing and exploring the theme of Systems and Networks - Th Internet. In school we use the Teach Computing resources to help children undertsand the theory and practice of each computing unit. 

Lesson 1 - Networks - The children looked at how a network can share messages with another network to form the internet. They considered some of the network devices involved in this, such as routers, and then discussed what we should keep in and out of a network to keep safe.

Lesson 2 - How the internet is made - Learners described the parts of a network and how they connect to each other to form the internet. 

Lesson 3 - Sharing information - The class explored what can be shared on the World Wide Web and where websites are stored. 

Lesson 4 - Websites - children analysed a website and identified the key parts. They then considered what content can be added to websites and what factors they should consider before adding content to a website

Lesson 5 - Who owns the web? We explored who owns the content on the World Wide Web and investigated what they can and cannot do with the content. They also related this to principles of ownership and sharing in the real world.

Lesson 6 - Can I believe what I read? - Children discussed the fact that not everything they see on the internet is true, honest, or accurate. They looked at why web searches can return ambiguous (and sometimes misleading) results and saw how quickly information can spread beyond their control.

Online Safety - In class we have also been looking at using the internet safely through the thinkuknow.org resources. 8-10s | CEOP Education (thinkuknow.co.uk) and there are also some excellent guides for parents here. Parents and carers | CEOP Education (thinkuknow.co.uk)