Hour of Code 2021
We've been celebrating Hour of Code this term at Thornton. We've taken part in lots of different coding activities across the school.
Autumn Term Computing
It's been a very busy Autumn at Thornton. The children have completed lots of exciting Computing work across the school. Y1 and Y2 have been exploring unplugged algorithms and have made a variety of routes for beebots to follow. They verbally instructed one another where to direct their beebot before programming them.
As part of their Hour of Code week, Y3/4 created code to help A.I with recognising things which are safe to be in the ocean and things which are a threat to the life there. We made sure that we spent lots of time teaching the A.I and debugging anything it learnt which was wrong. We had to ensure we gave the A.I as much data as possible in order to train it really well.
Online Safety Links
If you have any concerns regarding your child and e-safety, please use the links below to report or
find out more information. Please also report to the safeguarding team at Thornton (Mrs Acton or Mr Simpson)
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During the Autumn term we had a visit from the NSPCC who talked to us all about staying safe online. We discussed who we can talk to if we are ever worried about anything. We also talked about all of the wonderful things you can do online and why the internet is such a useful tool.
During the Spring term we were visited by Google! The children took part in an interactive assembly teaching them to be safe and confident explorers of the online world. We helped to create strong and secure passwords and spotted online fraud. We made sure that we were internet sharp, alert, secure, kind and brave. We're very happy to have become internet legends!
Online Safety Day 2019
During the Spring term here at Thornton, it’s been Online Safety Day. We’ve all been taking part in activities across the school, including our whole school assembly. We all got together and shared our ideas about how to stay safe online. We also thought about all of the amazing things that we can do online and how amazing it can be when used properly and safely.
We then spent time in our classrooms thinking more about online safety. Y4/5 researched online safety and spent the morning reading information texts about the online world. Along with Y6, Y4/5 also thought about what information they would feel comfortable sharing with people in a shop window and how this is the same online. Y1 learnt a great song about staying safe online and were able to sing it to help teach others about online safety.
Is my child's app safe?
Please use the following websites to see how suitable apps are for your child to use.