Safer Internet Day 2017

Today is Safer Internet Day, so we discussed what to do if we come across a picture or video that scares or upsets us online. Here is the advice from the UK Safer Internet Centre:

We also talked about stranger danger online and we understand that we should never click a link or open a photo or video sent by someone who we don’t know in real life. We wrote some rules for online safety and even recorded them using Chatterpix on the iPads.

Can you think of any more important rules?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A virtual author visit from Greg Dobbins!

We are such lucky children! Today we were treated to a Skype visit from Greg Dobbins, author of The Grumpy Teddy. He read the story to us and then answered some of our interesting questions. There were so many fantastic questions that we simply couldn’t choose the best 10, so we pulled names out of a hat! Thank you to Greg for taking the time to Skype with us. We learnt that his favourite books are Watership Down and the Gruffalo and he told us that you have to read lots of books if you want to become an author like him. He even showed us the final manuscript of his brand new book which isn’t even in the shops yet! We can’t wait to read it when it’s published!

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Greg also answered some more of our questions on Twitter.

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He said that the illustrator of The Grumpy Teddy would be very impressed by our puppets!

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Here is Greg, reading The Grumpy Teddy!

This week we reviewed the book and wrote letters to Greg:

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We also learnt about question and exclamation marks and wrote conversations between the Grumpy Teddy and the characters he meets in the story:

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