The pupils logged on independently and applied their knowledge of position and direction to direct the Bee- Bot to set points on the map. Computing is a firm favourite in Year One.
In computing, in Year Six, we looked at variables using the micro:bits. We made a counter which counted up when button A was pressed and counted down when button B was pressed. Next lesson we will limit the numbers by adding a condition to the code. Year Six showed a great understanding.
. After plugging them into the computer, we used code on an emulator before sending it to the device. We made a fortune telling device using a ’flow’ program which made decisions. The pupils and Mr Kilner loved this lesson.
We were very excited to start our new computing topic in Year Six using microbits. We used an emulator to test code and we are looking forward to transferring our programs to the devices in the next lesson.
Today, in computing, we have been creating our own branching database in Year Three using yes/no questions to sort items. I am very impressed with the children’s understanding.
Working in groups and gathering data using a dice, Year 6 have been learning about how to organise information using spreadsheets. We learnt the words ‘rows’ and ‘columns’ and inputted data using heading to organise information we had gathered.
In computing we were introduced to spreadsheets and how they help to organise information. At first we rolled a dice and then recorded in any way we chose. We discussed how to arrange this better. Using a spreadsheet we added rows and columns.
This afternoon, Year One developed their keyboard skills on the Chromebooks: they had to draw themselves then write a sentence.
They were all so happy with their end piece of work.
Year 6 have been ‘remixing’ a scratch project by looking inside the code and understanding what each instruction performs. The class then had a lot of fun changing some of the code to see the changes this would make. There were some amazing results!
Their only way of communicating was through the chat function using Google slides. The class had to learn how to direct people in their group to create certain slides to create an effective end result. Their was some excellent teamwork involved.
It is clear that Year 6 have really enjoyed the topic so far.
This is so that computers can send large files to each other. We learnt about how the data has to have a from and a to address much like an address on a letter, and the packet is like what the envelope contains. Year 6 carried out a practical task to understand what it is like for a computer to send information.