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Have a look at what we are doing this term in each Year Group...

 

Autumn Term Second Half

 

EYFS 

Rather than half termly topics we have access to Bee-Bots, PCs and iPads

iPads: Accessing and using age appropriate apps and games.

Bee-Bots: Programming Bee-Bot to get him to negotiate a specific route

PC: Using the computers to access and use age appropriate software.

What we are doing: The children are using the hardware to explore apps and software, that they can then apply

to their own learning during child initiated learning time. By using this technology, the children are able to

further develop their fine motor skills, gross motor skills as well as problem solving and reasoning skills.

How grown-ups can help: Talk to your child about the work they have been doing, and encourage them to

be independent in their use of technology around the home.

 

Year One

Topic: Telling Stories

Computing Skills: Importing pictures, adding text and narration, saving work.

Software: 2 Create a Story

What we are doing: We are learning how to import pictures to the software, add text to the pictures and also narration. These stories, will then be exported as video files.

How grown-ups can help: Talk to your child about sequencing stories and actual processes, can they put things in order. What fairy tales do they know/like? Can they retell the stories with expression?

 

Year Two

Topic: Building Computer Games

Computing Skills: Using an app to make our own games

Hardware: 2DIY

What we are doing: Using 2DIY to make a jigsaw game, a quiz game and a catching game.

How grown-ups can help: Talk to your child about the work they have been doing.

 

Year Three

Topic: email

Computing Skills: Communicating electronically with friends and family

Software: Google mail

What we are doing: The children have been given a mosspits.com email account and are

learning in more depth the true meaning of the SMART Rules, and applying them each week to their emailing.

How grown-ups can help: If you have an email account yourself, do email your child regularly, so they can respond.

 

Year Four

Topic: Animation

Computing Skills: Block coding in order to animate sprites

Software: Scratch

What we are doing: The children are learning about the basics of block coding, and using this to animate characters in a conversational scene.

How grown-ups can help: Talk to your child about the work they have been doing, and you can also access the scratch website at home for free.

 

Year Five

Topic: Online Safety

Computing Skills: Managing our online life and knowing the dangers.

Software: The internet

What we are doing: The children will be watching a video and discussing how they manage different aspects of their online lives. The school will also be making it clear that social media with an aged 13 age limit is not encouraged at school, even if all your friends have it.

How grown-ups can help: Talk to your child about the work they have been doing, and establish an open dialogue at home, should they ever experience any difficulty.

 

Year Six

Topic: Online Safety

Computing Skills: Using a variety of software to publish materials

Software: Word / Publisher / 2Paint / Tagxedo / Excel

What we are doing: We are learning all about what makes a Good Digital Citizen, and how it is our responsibility to ensure good behaviour when using these online tools.

How grown-ups can help: Talk to your child about their online life, encourage openness and frank discussions about online behaviour and be someone they can talk to if needed.

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