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Computing

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:

https://www.digitalschoolhouse.org.uk/computing-at-home-10-activities 

https://www.barefootcomputing.org/homelearning

 

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):

https://www.barefootcomputing.org/homelearning

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

Scratch   https://scratch.mit.edu/

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:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/digital-making-at-home-make-us-laugh/

Hour of Code https://code.org/learn

 

All of these are also contained in the uploaded documents.

 

Happy Coding and Playing!

 

Miss Rebello

 

First Lego League Competition, Coding Club, Digital Leaders, Crumble kits and Safer Internet Day 2020!

First Lego League Competition - November 2019

Please select the Curriculum Map relevant to your child's year.

Computing Policy - March 2020

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