In Computing this week the children in Y3 have been learning more about storing and organising data in spreadsheets (Numbers). We have been using them to keep track of our scores on the computer game Snake (Play it here). Y4 have been gaining an understanding of the word processing app Pages. We are beginning to plan and type a formal letter to Mrs Hewitt-Best to apply for a position in Y5 next year. I’m sure they’ll all get the job! In Year 5 the children are using the presentation software Keynote. We are beginning to create a presentation all about a year in Y5. They’re looking slick and professional already.
In Y6 we have focussed on the General election and have been using Scratch to code our own virtual voting booths, which will keep track of any registered votes.
In MFL this week we have started some new units of work. In Y3 we are learning about birthdays and presents in ‘Joyeux Anniversaire!’ (Happy Birthday).
The children in Y4 are getting to grips with rooms and objects around the house through the story of ‘Boucle d’Or et les trois ours’ (Goldilocks and the three bears). Learn more here
The children in Y5 are finding out more about art, famous painters and painting through ‘La monte magique’ (The magic watch).
In Computing, the children in Year 1 and 2 were beginning to get a better understanding of the laptops we use in school. They were practicing how to use them safely and carefully.
The children in Year 1 began to use their own usernames and passwords to access the apps and software on the computer. We talked about the importance of keeping usernames and passwords private, and how we should behave when we’re using different technology.
In year two the children began to look at the range of different applications we can use on the laptops and how they might be used in different lessons. We also learned some cheeky keyboard shortcuts and trackpad gestures to perform different simple tasks.
In RE this week the children have been finding out more about the Jewish celebration of Shabbat. We shared and retold the story of a boy who had to celebrate Shabbat all alone in the desert. Fortunately he had an animal to protect him…Find out more here
Year 6 have been doing some great additional work in computing recently. As part of this they were challenged to try and work out the algorithm (clear coded instructions) which these lego characters followed when sorting the towers into order. The children were brilliant at this and were soon eager to develop their own algorithms and create a video.
We also watched this algorithm dance and thought we could do a better job. So the children decomposed the algorithms into smaller more manageable code and created their own dance videos. We hope you enjoy watching the children sort a range of decimal numbers into the correct sequence.