Oak class have been watching some very useful videos about how to stay safe online. We have been designing our own posters that explain how we can remain safe online.
Keira said ‘Don’t speak to strangers on the internet.’
Scarlett said ‘Never give out your address online and talk to a safe adult if you have any worries about anything online.’
We have also been designing our own avatars that we could use if we were ever playing games online so that we can keep our identities safe.
This afternoon, the children of Chestnut Class learned all about e-safety.
Together as a class we looked at the many different ways that we could stay safe online, including: talking to parents if we feel unsafe, asking our parents to check the websites we are going to use before using them, never sharing our personal information, never uploading photos that could show any personal information, creating avatars or online cartoons for our profiles and to never talk to strangers.
We have had a great afternoon and are looking forward to using our computers safely!
Year 2 have been practising typing their names using the BBC dance mat programme. We have been practising recognising keys on a keyboard as well as placing our hands over the correct part of the keyboard. Some of the children said:
‘It was so fun to learn how to type because I know where the keys are now’.
'We used Gary the ram to help us learnn to type'
Next week we will be using notepad on the chrome book to write our own sentences and our names into a word document.
Today, Year 5 combined their mathematical skills with their science and computing skills. We used our data from our experiment (on testing how quickly sound travels) to create a digital graph to visually represent our data.
At first we had to work out how to input our data on to a blank Google Sheet. We needed to make sure we had each column labelled as they would become our labelled axis.
Then we experimented with different graphs to work out which one was the most appropriate for representing our data.
We realised that it was a line graph because our data is continuous. We created our final product to put into our books and analyse the results in more detail.
Year 2 have been learning about algorithms. Firstly, we wrote out our own algorithms to follow a track. Then we used positional language such as left, right, forwards, backwards, quarter and full turn. We then used masking tape to plot the route for our Beebots to follow and programmed them to follow our own algorithms. Some of the children said, ‘it was really fun to programme the Beebots’. Nathan said, ‘we used lots of maths language to explain how to direct them’.
Today in year 5, we spent the day using the programme scratch to create mazes. We started with planning our algorithms and drawing out how we wanted our mazes to look. We then moved on to designing our sprites. Some of us even linked it to our Literacy learning and designed our sprite based on Jim Jarvis and his escape from the workhouse! Following our plans, we built our games and tested them with our class mates. Check out our designs and final products below.
This afternoon Year 6 have been planning a beebot lesson for Year 1 & 2. Using their knowledge of more complex coding, the Year 6s have been challenges with experimenting with how to simplify a lesson.
Katie and Niluxsy said, "It's hard to direct the Beebot in the direction you want. Deciding where it will go next is more difficult that it looks." This has been a great way for the children to experience debugging in a real life context. They have had to make their instructions as simple as possible, a key aspect of coding.
We tested out instructions and used a pen to see if we had been successful. Unfortunately, we were't.
Kiersten and Rebecca tested theirs using masking tape. They were successful!
Next lesson, we will turn our ideas into a lesson plan ready to teach the Year 1 & 2 children.