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Reality vs Photoshop – Can you guess correctly?

Today is Internet Safety Day and we have been learning about internet safety over the past few weeks. Most recently, we learned about being ‘Internet Alert’, which is all about spotting the differences between what is real and fake. During our session, we talked about fake pictures floating around the internet and how they can fool even the smartest experts. However, the children in Year 5 thought that they could easily tell the difference – so here we are.

In today’s Time to Think session, I gave the children a large selection of pictures – some were real and some were fake. The children had to sort them into two groups – real or fake. Easy right? WRONG.

For almost every picture, the children answered incorrectly – being ‘Internet Alert’ isn’t as easy as it sounds. The most important thing that Year 5 learned from this session was that it is always wise to question EVERYTHING online.

I have attached the pictures below our class pictures so that you can have a go at home.

PICTURES COMING SOON

Be Internet Alert

Everyone in Year 5 is working towards becoming an ‘Internet Legend’.

To achieve that, we all need to understand what it means to be sharpalertsecurekind and brave on the internet.

This week, we have been learning about being ‘Internet Alert‘. We have completed loads of activities that have helped us to develop our understanding of risks online and their potential impact on our lives. We have found out about phishing and what to do if we see something that is too good to be true – don’t bite that phishing hook!

What’s in the bag?

Today we had a go at identifying different materials by feel alone. We had to use our knowledge of different properties to help us. We thought about whether something felt rough, smooth, soft, hard, flexible, etc to help us work out each material. We had a lot of fun exploring!

Be Internet Sharp

Everyone in Year 5 is working towards becoming an ‘Internet Legend’.

To achieve that, we all need to understand what it means to be sharp, alert, secure, kind and brave on the internet.

This week, we have been learning about being ‘Internet Sharp‘. We have completed loads of activities that have helped us to understand about being considerate of what we do and say online – it stays with us forever as our ‘digital footprint‘.

“How can a literacy game be fun?”

As part of our literacy learning today, we played a game that was not only really fun, but also helped us to practice writing different expanded noun phrases.

Initially, the children were skeptical about this game. I had questions like, “How can a literacy game be fun?”

Well, as it turns out, they can be very fun, very challenging and very competitive.

When I called time on the game, everybody wanted to carry on as they were HAVING FUN!

We are all really looking forward to all the other games that we will be playing in literacy (and other subjects) throughout the year.

Dragon’s Den

During the past few literacy lessons, we have been learning about an invention called The Bully Proof Vest. Today, children who had learned about different parts of the invention were put into groups and had to use their combined knowledge of the invention to pitch it to four relentless dragons. They certainly asked some tough questions.

As children prepared and then presented their sales pitch, we all learned a lot about working as a team wherein each member brings something unique to the table. Every group did their best to successfully sell the invention to the four dragons.

In the process, we learned a lot about ourselves and others; experienced some incredibly clever presentations; and had a laugh in the process!

Well done Year 5!

Space: The Final Frontier

Today, Year 5 got to explore the vast expanse of the universe within a 10ft dome… Crazy right?

We all enjoyed the experience and learned so much from it. Come and visit our classroom to have a read of our ‘Space Odyssey’ book on our classroom door. It tells you what we learned, what we enjoyed and what we want to find out more about. Check out below for a preview of what some of the children enjoyed:

Nicola really enjoyed learning about the other planets. She found out you couldn’t stand on some of them because they are made of gas.

Sophie learned that black holes can suck up stars.

Skye enjoyed laying down, looking up at the stars and the constellations that they made like Leo and Hercules.

Kai enjoyed the Star Wars part – as did I.

Corey enjoyed the black hole because it looked brutal.

Jamie D and Chloe enjoyed the bit where the stars moved and he felt really dizzy afterwards.

Ebonie enjoyed learning that you turn into spaghetti if you are sucked into a black hole.

Charlie enjoyed learning about black holes after finding out about them in Star Wars. He also enjoyed learning about his favourite planet and finding out that the rings are made of rocks and ice.

Liam enjoyed seeing the different shapes the stars made and wants to learn more about solar eclipses.

Ayesha learned that stars are not pointy and that they are actually spheres and made of fire.

Leo did some maths and worked out 60 quintillion Earths would fit into the biggest known star (VY Canis Majoris)

Rio finally learned that there are stars even bigger than the sun.

Katie really enjoyed finding out about black holes and learning that whatever goes in, never comes back out.

 

Newton Abbot Lantern Parade

Wow! What a great evening we had at the Newton Abbot Lantern Parade!

We had so much fun displaying our awesome lanterns – the bright yellow chicks really stood out from the crowd.

We really enjoyed making them!

Thank you to everyone (children, friends, family, staff) who turned up for what was a night of fun.

WELL DONE AND THANK YOU!

I would like to give a massive well done to those children in Year 5 who represented Haytor View at a local Tag Rugby Tournament on Wednesday.

Despite missing out on the ‘top spot’, our team left Newton Abbot Rugby Club beaming with smiles after winning their play-off match without letting the opposing team score even one try!

They all demonstrated great resilience and determination from beginning to end.

Well done again and thank you for representing our school as you did.

You did yourselves and everybody else proud!

Welcome to a new schoolyear at Haytor View!

We would like to welcome everybody to a new schoolyear at Haytor View. We hope this year will be just as terrific as last years was.

– The Haytor View Team –

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