Computing

At Well Lane Primary School, children have access to a wide range of ICT equipment to enrich their learning across the curriculum. 
 
The table below shows the requirements of the KS1/2 computing curriculum.  Children have used a variety of apps and programs to develop their own animations, comic strips and games using iPads, iPods and laptop computers.
 
 
Each class has discussed the importance of staying safe online and children know what to do if they see something they are uncomfortable with.  All classes have signed an 'E-safety agreement' and children know they are to treat others with kindness and respect online.
Year 3 used slow-motion cameras in Science to learn more about how our bodies move.  By looking closely at the videos, we discussed whether we could improve our jumping and skipping techniques like professional athletes do!
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"We're using Minecraft to write code? I think that's my dream come true!" Kieran Year 3
Year 5 have been using Scratch to explore shapes during their Maths lessons.

In Y2 maths, we were using positional language to follow a set of instructions.  We created a model using cubes following instructions given by our partners. 

We linked this to computing through the BlueBot and Alex apps where we learnt each robot was following an Algorithm.

 

Year 4 - iMotion 
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Year 4 (with the help of a few year 3's) created iMotion videos. They used play dough to create living things which they were showing the life cycle of - egg-chick, seed-flower, caterpiller-butterfly, frogspawn-frog. The children produced some great stop motion videos. 
Children in Years 5 and 6 are taking part in an after school computer club where they are learning how to create their own Android apps. 
 
 
They have already learned:
 
  • about the global market share of Android vs iOS
  • that Android apps are built using Java and XML
  • that XML code governs the visual layout of apps
  • the camel-case name tags for 3 different app 'views' in XML and how to open and close them
  • 4 different XML attributes and how to edit them
In Spring and Summer term 2017, children in Year 4, 5 and 6 attend 'Sound Design' club where they learnt to create and layer sound effects on to video.  Thomas worked hard to add sound effects to the video below:

Year 4 have been learning about search engines.  They learnt all about how ‘web crawlers’ search the word wide web to make an index of web pages.  Working in pairs, they then started to index a small portion of the web based around computing.

 

 

Year 2 used PicCollage during their Science lesson to show different types of movement including bending, twisting and stretching.
In Year 3 we were lucky enough to welcome in Hi-Impact who brought in Lego and laptops. We were able to make Lego animals then program them to move using code on a laptop.
We have taken part in some fantastic workshops which have extended our skills and knowledge in computing.
 
Year 6 used stop motion animation during their Science study of Evolution.
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Year 1 used 'Comic Book Creator' to evidence their knowledge of plants.