Henry in Year 5 has coded his own game with a Star Wars theme. Please see and play his game here:
In Year 2 we have been practising our keyboard and typing skills. We have been using two hands and making sure we sit correctly at the computer. We have been looking at the home row, using the space bar with our thumbs and different keys like the shift and enter keys.
We then looked at formatting text to make it look more interesting to the audience. Below is work from the Gruffalo which Year 2 formatted to make more interesting.
Work is from Erin and Alma, Ettie and Chloe, Freddie and Hamish, Poppy and Emily and Sidney.
This work is from Aaron, Antonia, Benny, Chinonso, Esther& Camille, Ethan, Isabella, Isabella, Leo, Nicholas and Oliver
- To create an avatar to stay safe when online
- To use a nickname and not their full name when online
- To keep their personal information safe when online
- To write kind posts and comments when online
- To join different groups to communicate with when online
The children then explored old and new methods of communication. We then looked at how we can use email to communicate online and how to stay safe when using email.
Sherston Crystal – Emailing
This half term, Year 2 have been learning to draw and write algorithms for different purposes. They have drawn crazy characters and decomposed the image into an algorithm for their friends to follow. The activity can be found at https://barefootcas.org.uk/.
The children then created and tested algorithms for Flobot a robot to solve different problems. Like in the example below. The children need to be precise in their instructions for Flobot to complete the different activities successfully.
The Human Crane was the next challenge where Year 2 had to create algorithms to fix the crane and solve different problems of how to program the human crane to put the cargo into different containers. This activity is taken from http://code-it.co.uk/
In one of our online safety lessons, we have been looking at websites and R of our SMART rules. R is for Reliable. We discovered that information we find on the internet might not always be reliable or true. These are some web sites we had to evaluate to decide whether they were true or what we call a ‘hoax’ website.
Then the children completed activities on whether a website is true or not on the website below:
Year 6 have been looking at the difference between data and information in terms of computing. We explored how information (text, images and sound) is input into a computer, stored as data, then can be read back as information in the output. We then explored how computers store digital data as Binary, which is a 0 or 1. 0 and 1 can be for on and off or input and output. The children decoded messages in binary and wrote their own messages to each other. We also counted in binary too.
Year 4 have been looking at online content, in particular about blogs. We found out that Blog comes fromr WeB LOG and people use blogs to communicate their ideas and experiences. It is an online diary of events. We then created our own blogs to begin blogging to the world!
Our own blogs will be found here: