Year 6 Binary Code

Year 6 have been looking at the difference between data and information and how data is stored in binary code which uses digits 0 and 1.  They used a binary decoder to decode letters just like a computer processor would. They wrote a binary code to write a secret message for a friend. To read the data as information, the friend had to decode the binary data back into the letters which they can read and understand (information).

IMAG1787 IMAG1789 IMAG1790 IMAG1791 IMAG1792 IMAG1793 IMAG1794 IMAG1795 IMAG1796 IMAG1798 IMAG1799 IMAG1801

By stwcomputing Tagged

Year 4 Sorting Networks

Children in Year 4 have been looking at how computers can only sort two numbers at a time and how efficient and quick they can do this.  They role played what it would be like to be a computer sorting network.  Using mats and hoops in the sports hall, children became a network. There was an input of 6 random numbers and the children used the network to sort themselves into order of smallest to largest number. They then explored other computer networks and how they work. This activity has been adapted from Code IT website.

IMAG1760 IMAG1762 IMAG1764 IMAG1766 IMAG1767 IMAG1768 IMAG1769


The children then designed some sorting networks for 3,4,6 and even 8 numbers.

IMAG1802 IMAG1803 IMAG1804 IMAG1805 IMAG1806 IMAG1807