Learning how the world works is an integral part of our Computing lessons and children across school have been learning and developing skills in coding and writing their own algorithms to make events happen.
In Reception, the children have been creating programs to make the BeeBots move around the room. The children have had a fabulous time learning what the buttons on the BeeBot do and exploring how to make it move forwards, backwards, left and right.
Year 2 have been completing 2code activities on Purple Mash to demonstrate how much their skills have developed since using Scratch Junior last year. Now they use words to create algorithms and need to use "when" and "if" to make different events happen.
In Year 2 we have been learning about algorithms and how computers work. We have found out that a computer needs instructions to work so we carried out some instructions of our own. We gave our partners some instructions they had to follow carefully to reach our goal of creating the perfect jam sandwich.
Take a look at us in action.
We have created some excellent instructions to help somebody create their jam sandwich in future. Check out our classroom display to see our amazing writing.
Year 3 have had a blast developing their own Shark Game on Scratch. They have used some very technical vocabulary and codes to make the sprites (characters) move around the screen they even had to join some of the codes to make their sprites follow the mouse and move in certain directions. They had great fun writing algorithms to make their sharks catch the fish and some of them even managed to make a scoreboard!
Year 4 had a fantastic time learning how to adapt what skills they already have to coding a robot and downloading the programs. They visited Space 2 Learn and used Lego to build and software to program robots to move around a track. They worked hard to apply their understanding of coding language to move the robot around a track.
Year 5 enjoyed designing and writing their own games using some new gaming software - Kodu. The children used all of the skills they have previously learned to program sprites and make them move around a world they had designed themselves. Some very technical algorithms have been developed in this year group. Well done Year 5!
Take a look at some of the other amazing work going on around school...
Year 4 have thoroughly enjoyed their Computing topic exploring the logic behind card tricks. They used what they had learned from the card tricks to use sorting networks. Well done guys!
Year 5 have been exploring Stop Frame Animation. They have created and filmed their own animated scenes. It took a very long time and lots of practise to take the images without accidentally getting their hands in the shot. They worked so hard! An excellent effort!
Some excellent movements in your animation here. Well done Francesca, Lennon and Harvey!
A super effort from Thomas and Lennon!
Year 4 have thoroughly enjoyed their days at Space 2 Learn for their Lego topic. They have learned how to build a Mindstorm robot and how to code it to move around a maze. They are very excited to translate these skills into the Computing work they will do at school.
Miss Brough, Miss O'Boyle and Mr Matthews made a super team even if they did get a little competitive.
When the hard work pays off! Well done Miss O'Boyle and Mrs Easton!
Year 3 have been turning everything they know about volcanoes into some excellent leaflets using Purple Mash. They looked at all of the different parts of the software to make their leaflet appealing.
Year 4 have been working hard to create PowerPoints to give information about the Romans. They have collected information from the internet and added their own images, fonts and transitions.
Look at the information we found!
Year 6 have worked had to master the art of Computer Aided design and it certainly wasn't easy. They completed a number of task in order to design a house.
They even wrote their own brief from a proble. Then they used that brief to design a house for a family with a specific set of needs. They all put in a great deal of effort but it definitely paid off! Well done guys!