Year 5/6 The Internet and Packets

Year 5/6 have been looking at The Internet as a network and the multiple services it offers.  They have looked at how data is sent over the internet as packets.  The children displayed their understanding on a huge poster and then played a packet game . This was to reinforce their understanding by role playing how data is split into packets and are sent from the destination computer to the source computer.

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Year 1 Sequence Algorithms

Year 1 have been looking at the importance of sequence in an algorithm. They have programmed an onscreen robot called Flobot (Sherston) to carry out different activities understanding that the sequence needs to precise or it won’t work.

 

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Year 4 – Controlling Objects on the Screen

Year 4 have been programming procedures in LOGO to create a firework display.

Procedure for a Firework Display

to display
sky
repeat 10[firework yellow move firework red move]
end

to firework
pd
repeat 16 [fd 70 rt 160]
pu
end

to move
fd 100
fd random 50
rt random 360
end

to red
setpc [255 0 0]
end

to sky
setfloodcolor[0 0 0]
fill
end

to yellow
setpen [255 255 0]
end

The children explored how using a repetition of a repeat loop helped them to draw 2D shapes must faster.

Eg for a square it would be repeat 4 [fd 100 rt 90]

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Year 3 – LOGO Programming Colours

Year 3 have been using LOGO to program the turtle to move and create shapes and pattern using different commands like :

fd 100, bk 100, rt 90, lt 90, penup, pendown, setpencolour 

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Year 6 Data and Binary

Year 6 have explored how data is stored in binary on the computer. They completed a variety of activities in binary including writing in binary digits and converting binary into something we can read and understand.

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Y1R – Creating Pictures – Pointillism

Year 1 have been exploring pointillism this week.

  • We can change the brush size by pushing the slider left and right.
  • We can select different colours on the palette.
  • We can use different shades of the same colour
  • We have learnt how to dilute the paint with magic water!

We produced our own pictures of spring using the pointillism tool.  We painted, flowers, grass, blossom trees and even spring chicks.

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Y1R – Creating Pictures – Mosaics

Year 1 have been exploring paint programs. We have been looking at how we can select different options by clicking with the mouse to get different effects.  For example,

  • We can change the brush size by pushing the slider left and right.
  • We can select different colours on the palette.
  • We can use different shades of the same colour

First of all, we looked at mosaic designs and how there is space between the shapes. We produced our own pictures of sunshines and flowers using the mosaic tool. We also found out that on a computer we can undo our mistakes by pressing the button and guess what, paint never runs out on a computer!

Here’s some of our work:

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