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Computing (Tuesday)

Week 1 


Lesson 1 (19.1.21)

Information for parents about e-safety

  • Children this age are vulnerable to online marketers who encourage them to give out personal information through surveys, contests and registration forms
  • Children will be given passwords to use for online resources and need to know to keep them safe and why.

Key knowledge

- I can explain what counts as personal information

- I can identify why keeping information (usernames and passwords) private is important for my safety.

- I know who to tell if someone asks for my personal information

What can we learn from Little Red Riding Hood about e-safety?

Begin the session with the traditional fairy tale 'Little Red Riding Hood.' 

Look back at the part where she meets the wolf in the woods. 

Ask What mistake did she make? (She shared personal information like her name and where she was going with the wolf)

Ask  - What was it she told him that she shouldn't have?

The key part to talk about in today's lesson is where she talks to a wolf (stranger) in the woods and tells him (personal information) her name and where she is going. 

Watch Little Red Riding Hood

Ask your child what they think a stranger is.

Watch the clip below (it is a new version of Little Red Riding Hood all about stranger danger. 

Ask - What mistake did she make here?  (She trusted the rabbit and told the rabbit her personal information because he seemed friendly)

Explain that not all people who seem friendly can be trusted. 

Talk about the difference between strangers and trusted adults that we don’t know, e.g. police officers, doctors etc. It might also be a good time to talk about how important it is not to have secrets and encourage your child to tell you if something has happened that makes them feel worried or upset. Even when things went wrong in the story, Little Red Riding Hood told a grown up so they could help. They didn't get cross with her as she didn't realise.  

Recap ways in which to stay safe around strangers.


- Don't talk to strangers. 

- Don't accept gifts from a stranger. 

- Don't get in a car with a stranger or go with them. 

- Don't wander off from your grown up. 

- Don't go out alone. Stay with a grown up. 

- Don't keep secrets for strangers. 

- Yell, run, tell. 

Watch this altered version that tells us more about stranger danger.

Activity 1 – Safe or Share?


Use the worksheet in your pack and sort the cards.

- Which should be kept safe?

- Which can be shared?

- Why do you think that?

Stranger Danger is just as important online. Find out why by watching the clip.

CEOP KS1 Film : 'Lee & Kim' Cartoon Suitable 5 yrs -- 7 yrs

Summary of e-safety rules (Today we learnt the first and second rule)

Week 2 


Lesson 2 (26.1.21)

Key knowledge

  • To know what screen time is

  • To understand the consequences of too much screen time

  • To be aware of some strategies we can use to be physically and emotionally healthy when using technology.



Sleeping beauty missed out on a lot of experiences because she slept for a long, long time.

Can too much technology cast a 'spell' on us? 

What might we miss out on when we are using technology?

Are screens getting more of our time than our family and friends?


Watch - If You Give a Mouse an iPhone by Ann Droyd

Talking together

Ask - Have you ever been so interested in something on a screen that you can’t take your eyes off it?

Say -  We live in a world full of electronics and screens. We can find screens everywhere, in fast food restaurants, on the face of our smart phones and TVs, on out fit bits, on our tablets and on the big movie screen. People spend time in front of screens for work as well as play. They are necessary for many things, however many people spend far too much time in front of a screen.


Screen time includes time spent:

  • watching television
  • using the computer or internet
  • texting using a mobile phone
  • playing handheld games
  • other electronic devices.


Key knowledge

  • Too much time in front of a screen can be harmful to our eyes and for our health.
  • To help you stay healthy it is a good idea to look away from screens every 20 minutes so our eyes have a chance to focus on other objects before returning to the screen. (You could set a timer for 20 minute intervals on your phone for 20 minutes time to give your child a sense of what this means/involves).
  • When we spend lots of time on a screen this normally means we aren't exercising or doing other activities. 


Activity 1 (Adult to write, child to think and talk)

In our story what were the consequences for mouse? What good things happened? What bad things happened?

On a plain sheet of paper, make a list of the good and bad things your child comes up with (Find below the kinds of answers we would be looking for from the book).


Is your child struggling for ideas - Look back at the pictures in the video together.  


Good things

Bad things

He liked playing on his phone.

He never found out what surprise the boy was going to show him. 

He enjoyed Minecraft. He didn't see the animals at the zoo. 
At the end he realised and got to toast marshmallows.  All that tapping could have made his fingers sore. 
He got to snuggle up with his friend and look at the stars at the end.  He missed out on yummy nachos. 
  He pressed all of the buttons and let the animals out. 
  He fell off the cliff because he wasn't looking where he was going. 
  He nearly got eaten by a crocodile. 
  He didn't spend time with his friend, the boy. 
  He didn't share with the dolphins. 
  He missed the fire and the sandwiches. 
  He didn't see the beautiful view/sunset. 

He didn't see the beautiful stars. 

  He didn't get enough sleep. 
  He got addicted to the screen and he got mad when it ran out.