We’re proud to announce we’ve become an eCadet school. The eCadets is an award winning programme which trains, empowers and supports a team of pupils to keep their friends safe online.
eCadets is run by a team of former police officers and there is also the opportunity for the cadets to communicate through Bubble – the 100% safe social platform which is run and moderated by eCadets HQ and enables children engage with other eCadets in complete safety.
If you’d like to know more please visit: https://ecadet.zone or check out their Twitter account: @eCadets
What is eCadets?
In our school the eCadets promote e safety by teaching their class mates all about staying safe on line and protecting themselves from harm. They help us to take responsibility for our own safety and the safety of others. This year’s eCadets have been specially chosen because they have shown a special interest in keeping children safe. They have also shown that they can work co-operatively with other people and speak confidently in front of large groups of people. They also need to put their creative skills to the test when presenting their ideas! This terms e cadets are:
The task for this term is to investigate how much time Year 4 and Year 5 spend in front of a screen. We spend a lot of time in front of screens! This can be a computer screen, television screen, games console, phone, tablet… the list goes on and on! The children have decided to survey their friends about their screen time and present their results in the form of a graph. They will then present this information to classes. We hope to encourage everyone to balance screen time with other activities!
What is coding club?
At Code Club, we think all children should have the opportunity to learn to code, no matter who they are or where they come from.
Our Code Club here at Horbury Primary School is one of 10,000 Code Clubs in over 100 countries.
Code Club projects are easy to follow, step-by-step guides which help young people learn Scratch, HTML & CSS, and Python by making games, animations, and websites. The projects gradually introduce coding concepts to allow young people to build their knowledge step by step, which (thankfully!) means that no one expects the adults to be the experts!
This term we will be completing projects on Scratch – we look forward to sharing our wonderful creations!