North Mymms St Mary's

CE Primary School

Overflowing with Thankfulness, Inspiration and Joy

Year 6

Online Safety



In year 6 we will discuss the effects of:

- Cyberbullying.

- What to do if someone is being cyberbullied.

- Texting

- How to identify online risks – online reputation & digital footprints

- Protecting personal data
- Instant messaging and chat rooms – age restrictions
- Social networking sites & the impact on confidence, mental health and friendships

- Setting safe privacy settings

We will watch a short video about the impact of online behaviours


 Safer Internet Day - SID – is on the 11th February 2020.

 The focus this year will be “Together for a Better Internet".

 The children will be doing age appropriate workshops the entire week.


Online safety is embedded in all the children's units



Autumn Term Computing:


Information Models – Create simple spreadsheets to find possible answers to real life problems. Identify variables within the model, explaining the effect of changing them. Change the variable to provide solutions, presenting their findings in a report, using graphs as appropriate. Explain how the model helps provide solutions, justify their answers.


Spring Term Computing:


Staying Connected – To develop safe and appropriate use of online technologies, considering what they can use and what information is shared about them.  Create blogs for school projects, checking and uploading digital content. To understand how a wiki works and the benefits of collaborative working.  To know the school’s online safety rules and are proactive in encouraging other children to keep safe online. As a class, identify a topic or focus for a class wiki, shared space or similar collaborative collection of documents.

Individually create a page for the class wiki/website, using an appropriate style, format and content for the target audience.


Summer Term Computing:


Sound Works – Children review how digital sound is used in the world and how it has developed over time.  They create multi-track sound recordings for specific audiences, incorporating different content and demonstrating their understanding of the rules for copyright. They use programming languages to create their own sound clips.Children to plan and create a multi-track sound recordings using sound editing software to communicate an idea or mood appropriately and safely for a specific audience. Upload / save the recording to a space that can be shared with others. (Upload to a safe online space - Seesaw.) Demonstrate that they have respected ownership and copyright. Share their work with others discussing the choices they made. Review, refine and develop their work. Evaluate their completed task, reflecting on their approach to the task and the resulting piece.