In Pearl class, we have been learning how to stay safe on the Internet.
We have all signed our acceptable use policy in which we know how to use the iPads and the laptops safely as well as knowing how to press Hector the Protector or finding an adult straight away if we see something on the screen that we shouldn’t do.
We have linked this to our Literacy this week and read the story of PenguinPig by Stuart Spendlow.
It is about a little girl who finds a creature on the Internet called a ‘penguinpig’ at the zoo and she wants to know more about it. She leaves her house without telling her mum or her dad where she is going but gets a terrible surprise when she gets to the zoo.
Click the link here to visit the PenguinPig website. The story can also be downloaded onto an iPad.
Pearl class were able to say what the underlying message was from the story.
- Think before you click.
- Not everyone online is who they say they are and sometimes they play horrible tricks on other people.
- Always tell a grown up if you see something that you are unsure about.
We had a go at drawing our own penguinpig before we made up our own made up creature. What two creatures would you put together?
What could you do to support your child at home:
- Talk to your child about how to use an iPad or a laptop safely at home.
- Create your own imaginary animal and use adjectives and noun phrases to describe the animal.
- Make sure that your child knows what to do if they see something online that they shouldn’t do.