This year Computing is being taught by class teachers across the school.
Have a look at what we are doing this term in each Year Group...
Topic: Online Safety
Computing Skills: Knowing how to stay safe online
Software: Hector's World
What we are doing: We are watching the Hector's World Cartoons to learn
about how to stay safe online, and making a book to take home.
How grown-ups can help: Talk to your child about what to do online if asked for personal details.
Topic: Buildings in Liverpool
Computing Skills: To make a narrated slideshow all about a famous building
Software: Photostory 3
What we are doing: We have some very boring fact sheets about famous and iconic buildings of
Liverpool, and we will be turning them into fun and interesting narrated slideshows.
How grown-ups can help: Talk to your child about the famous buildings in Liverpool, point them
out when you go into town, and research a bit about them. It's good to know about these amazing landmarks.
Year Three - Monday Afternoon
Computing Skills: Using Audacity to create sound files
What we are doing: The children are working hard listening to the radio, and learning how people talk on the radio.
How grown-ups can help: Have the radio on in the car and at home and chat about what interesting things you hear.
Computing Skills: Using collected data to investigate scientific questions
Software: Log Box
What we are doing: The children are designing, planning and carrying out scientific investigations that require
we measure sound, light and temperature.
How grown-ups can help: Talk to your child about the work they have been doing. Do you know anyone who uses
datalogging in their job or everyday life?
Topic: Game Design
Computing Skills: Designing and creating games using Scratch
What we are doing: The children are learning how games are built, and having a go
designing their own computer games.
How grown-ups can help: Talk to your child about the work they have been doing,
and you can also research how programmers develop games.
Computing Skills: Looking at how computer programs can be represented on paper
Software: Flowol/Lego Mindstorms
What we are doing: We are learning all about how a computer program can be represented in a flowchart
and how everyday systems such as traffic lights can be controlled.
How grown-ups can help: Talk to your child about their work, and encourage them
to do their own research into which gadgets are controlled by computers and how.