As part of Safer Internet Day 2019, Year 5 had a visit from two experts from DigitalXRAID – a
They enjoyed their talk from Saif (Digital Marketing Manager) and Fraser (Ethical Hacker), who discussed various aspects of Internet Safety with the children. This mainly included the importance of using strong passwords and the many dangers associated with having weak passwords.
The children were informed of what weak passwords look like and were shown a list of the Top 10 weakest passwords used by people in 2018. Many of these were shocking to see and the children were very interested in ensuring that they use stronger passwords, moving forward.
Fraser provided the children with a number of useful tips to help them create strong passwords.
We then held a competition in class to see which child could create the strongest password, using the tips provided. These were then judged by Saif and Fraser.
Overall, the children had a fantastic time during the talk and learnt a great deal about the importance of using strong passwords.
Safer Internet Day 2019 - Cyber Security Talk
In January, Year 5 were invited to the University of Huddersfield to take part in the Holocaust Memorial Day Event, to show their support for refugees and survivors of genocide, as well as to remember those who have lost their lives.
Year 5 designed lanterns for the event, on which they had written messages of hope, peace and kindness towards others. They presented these lanterns at the University Event, as well as in the KS2 school assembly.
Year 5 have had lots of fun learning about planets.
They have used lots of different sources, including planet songs, like the one below: