Welcome to Computing at Applecroft!
Many of us have very quickly improved our technological skills recently in order to continue working and stay in touch with loved ones - so what a perfect time to get our pupil's creativity flowing! Please involve your children in areas of your life where technology is now at the forefront (where possible!) - explain why we are using particular software and apps, what the benefits are of certain features and also how we still need to be careful and responsible online. Let's celebrate how important technology has become and how much scope there is for new ideas!
Please find below a range of resources which can support your child's development in computational thinking at home - some with a device, many without - have a look at some 'unplugged' ideas to engage with as a family, such as playing Twister, doing a jigsaw, following a recipe - all of these involve sequences and algorithms:
Without a device:
With a device:
Purple Mash – Entire Computing section (All pupils already have a log in) https://www.purplemash.com/#tab/pm-home/computing
Code4Life (Years 4, 5 and 6 already have log ins) https://www.codeforlife.education/
Interactive learning games from barefoot Computing (scroll to bottom of page):
What is Computing Science? KS1 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3tbwmn
What is Computing Science? KS2 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zs7s4wx
What is Digital Literacy? KS1 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zymykqt
What is Digital Literacy? KS2 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zv63d2p
What is Information Technology? KS1 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbhgjxs
What is Information Technology? KS2 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6
If you have a BBC Micro:Bit https://microbit.org/get-started/home-learning/
The Raspberry Pi Foundation (who were part of the Coding Project which the Digital Leaders recently completed) are setting weekly challenges:
Hour of Code https://code.org/learn
All of these are also contained in the uploaded documents.
Happy Coding and Playing!