Computing

       

Unit 5.1 We are bloggers- Sharing experiences and opinions.

During Autumn 1, Year 5 have been learning about blogging. They began their unit of work by visiting a number of different blogging sites, before setting up their very own class blog. The children then independently added to their class blog both from at home and in school using a range of different media types such as photos, videos etc. They also enjoyed commenting on their class mates posts.

      

Unit 1.1: We are Treasure Hunters- Using Programmable Toys

 

During Autumn 1,  Year 1 have been exploring algorithms and developing their understanding of how a programmable toy works. They began by using the ‘Beebot app’ learning the basic instructions of forwards, backwards, left and right, then once they were confident with this, they moved on to writing their own algorithms based on a simple floor map with a partner. They ended the unit by tested these algorithms. The children did really well with this and most of them were even able to debug and fix their algorithms if they needed to. Well done everyone!

      

    

Digital Kids Show

Year 6 had a fantastic time at the Digital Roadshow on Monday 20th November which was held at Event City. They learned all about staying safe on the Internet, coding techniques and advances in gaming. They also met the stars of Educating Manchester: Jack, Rani and Mr Povey who were lovely!

      

    

Online Safety Day– October 2017

Our Enrichment days for 2017/18 were on the theme ‘Safe and Sound’ and on Friday 20th October, we held the first of these days, which focused on ‘Online Safety’. Throughout the day we helped the children to understand more about the digital world that they live in and how to stay safe within it. Some of the storybooks that we used throughout the day included:

  • Digiduck's Big Decision
  • When Charlie McButton lost power
  • Chicken Clicking
  • Webster's Friend
  • Webster's Email
  • Webster's Bedtime
  • Penguin Pig

Many parents nowadays are unable to keep up with how quickly technology is changing and we felt that it was important to also provide something for our parents, so we invited them to join us in the afternoon, for a workshop to learn all about how they could keep their child safe online.

The hour-long workshop delivered by O2 and the NSPCC was a great opportunity for parents to gain skills and knowledge, to understand the internet and technology as children do – from online games and cyber bullying, through to setting up privacy settings and controls – and to help them have the right conversations with their child/ren.

We were delighted to see so many parents attend the event and take away some valuable information.             

           

Apple Education Visit