Year One have been exploring algorithms (a set of instructions) in computing. 1b were given the task of writing a set of instructions for someone who had never made a cup of squash before. The children soon realised that they needed to be really clear and precise with the algorithms when Miss Pinder nearly poured the whole bottle of squash into the cup!
As part of Computing, we have been looking around school for technology. We decided that technology must be something that is man made and helps us. Have a look at what we found!
This half term, Year 4 have been investigating and beginning to understand what computing is all about.
We looked at how important giving accurate and precise instructions is, in order to create effective processes for a computer to follow. We made messy Jam Sandwiches and followed instructions to make our way through an obstacle course!
We had a go at Hour of Code, with many children enjoying the learning so much that they had a go at home! This was an excellent opportunity for the children to practice their teamwork skills, sharing the iPads in groups.
Our Year 5 children recently completed a series of Computing tasks including creating an algorithm and taking apart a lap top computer to review what makes it work! Click the following link for a sneak peak video!
Year 5 Computing video
To get us thinking about algorithms, we helped Miss Draper to make jam sandwiches by giving her instructions. It soon got very messy and Miss Draper’s hand ended up in the butter! We learnt that our instructions need to be very precise!
As part of computing, we have been looking at why we need codes. We also had a go at coming up with our own secret codes – can you crack them?
In Year 2 we have been following instructions to create aliens. We had to follow each other’s instructions which was actually really hard! We learnt that we need to explain each instruction simply so our partner can understand it.
We have been very busy across Year One, working on our new text ‘You Choose’ by Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt in Literacy. The book questions the children on topics such as where they’d like to visit and what they’d like to eat. Here are 1b being question Kings and Queens, looking closely at what makes a question and the big questions we would love to ask!
In computing we have been working on programming algorithms, here are the children following their own instructions on how to make a jam sandwich.
This week in Year two we have been learning how to program a computer using an obstacle course and how to become a code breaker! The children really enjoyed trying to crack each other’s codes! Here are some photos of their high learning zones!
Year 6 have started their Computing learning journey this week!
We have been on a QR code treasure hunt researching information about the internet and understanding which sources are reliable.
We acted as web crawlers (spiders) to help us understand how search engines choose and rank information. We looked around the classroom for an item and then wrote down its location and how many items were there. After that, we ranked our data – just like search engines do!
Also, we deconstructed laptops and identified the different components and functions.