In recent years, the school has invested money in computing, including a full time technician and class sets of laptops and iPads. The school follows the Rising Stars: Switched on Computing scheme for a timetabled slot each week.
Children in years 2-6 also have a timetabled slot for iPads to complete a session on Times Table Rockstars within school. Computing learning is also embedded in other curricular areas.
Curriculum - Computing
Curriculum - Computing - Useful Links
Crickweb: Games to support EFYS development of ICT and computing skills.
ICT in Schools: A bank of various digital sites used to support your childs learning across a range of subjects.
Kahoot: A website that uses ICT quizzes to further learning and test knowledge across different subjects.
Scratch: Fully free to use Scratch online programming application. Students can create projects at home and actually access them at school to work on them at both locations.
Curriculum - Computing - Climate Change Videos
Class 14 have been learning how to edit videos and have made a short advert to inform people about some of the major issues facing the Earth and people living through hard times. Have a watch and see some of the futures news reporters! Well done class 14.
Curriculum - Computing - Wikipedia Pages
We have our own Wikipedia server in school that allows pupils to create their own Wikipedia pages. Class 12 have been working hard creating information pages all about Tudor kings and queens.
Curriculum - Computing - Popplet
Class 7 have used the information they gained in English today to create a spider diagram on popplet.
Curriculum - Computing - Powerpoint Presentations
Class 11 have been creating presentations all about ourselves. We have thought about e safety and that there should be no personal information in our slides, but talked about our earliest memories at home and at school and our hobbies and interests. Some of the children presented theirs to the class.
Curriculum - Computing - Wordpress Comments
Year 5 and year 6 have been learning more about Wordpress.
They have been commenting on each others blogs and can now see the importance of been kind when communicating with people online.
On their blogs, some children have also pointed out the importance of checking links so you can try and identify spam comments or emails. Very impressive!
Curriculum - Computing - Wordpress Blogs
Year 5 and year 6 have been creating their own blog posts about online safety using Wordpress. In school we have our own Wordpress server and each pupil has their own login credentials. The children are learning how to use what is fast becoming one of the worlds most recognisable web design tools. Wordpress is used by over 40% of websites on the internet!
Curriculum - Computing - Microsoft Word
Class 6 have used the laptops in our computing lesson. We have used Microsoft Word to type sentences, then changed the font, size and colour.
Curriculum - Computing - Editing Pictures / Uploading to the Cloud
Class 6 are really enjoying their Computing learning this half term - 'I Am a Photographer'. We have been taking lots of pictures of ourselves and classroom objects and editing them by cropping, adding filters and changing the brightness. We have also learnt how to create folders and upload our photos to Google Drive.
Curriculum - Computing - Green Screen Filming
Today we began our filming using our green screen app. We found photos on the internet for our backgrounds and prepared the props we will need.
Curriculum - Computing - Internet Safety
Last week, class 16 focused on internet safety as it was internet safety week. They researched ways to stay safe and created some posters for the younger year groups on school.
Curriculum - Computing - Bee Bots
Class 3 have been enjoying experimenting with the bee bots in their Computing lessons. They have worked together to explore the different buttons on the bee bots to work out what they do. The children then had a go at programming the bee bots to move where they wanted them to.
Curriculum - Computing - News Reports
Class 11 have worked in groups to start writing a script for a news report. They have allocated roles from anchor to sports presenter, reporting about the life and times of the Roman era. They will turn this into a video report in future weeks, so keep your eye out for their final version.
Curriculum - Computing - We are Publishers
Class 15 have begun their new computing topic: ‘We are publishers.’ Children discussed different types of magazines and looked at magazines available in class. Children then worked in pairs discussing ideas for their own magazine creation.
Curriculum - Computing - Roman News Scripts
In computing we worked on our scripts for our Roman news programmes. We finalised what we will be saying and what props and costumes we will need ready for filming against our green screen next week.
Curriculum - Computing - Scratch Programming
Class 15 have enjoyed the challenge of recording an algorithm for finding the smallest number of coins to make a given amount of change. Children worked in pairs to write a Scratch program to carry out the algorithm. Mr Needham was very impressed with their knowledge of Scratch!
Curriculum - Computing - Microsoft Powerpoint
Well done to 2 pupils in class 17 who produced fantastic PowerPoint presentations about the life of our late Queen Elizabeth II. They used animation, photographs and hyperlinks to create fantastic displays.
Curriculum - Computing - Animation
Year 2 have been learning to use stop motion to create an animation.
They researched the type of animation they could make, planned their animation on a story board, wrote a script, created backgrounds and props as well as filming, recording and editing their animation. This was all completed independently. We are all very proud of the work they have created, check out the videos below: