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Programming 1- Unplugged

We are learning all about what algorithms are. We know they are instructions that computers use to be able to do what we want them to do. We also use algorithms in everyday life, such as getting ready in the mornings. 

We have been learning about how to stay safe online. The children now know what devices use the internet and know what their digital footprint is. We have discussed what to do if something happens when we are using the internet that they are not expecting. We also talked about about how we have to be just as kind to people online as we do in real life.

Digital Imagery


Pictograms and Charts

Representing Data 

We started our new computing topic today… Data! 

We started off by talking about what data is looking at how we collect it. 
We used animals at a zoo to help with this concept. 

The children then worked in groups to collect some data and represent this. 

They they had a go at drawing and collecting their own data and shared this with their friends. 

A brilliant first session!

How to use a Bee Bot

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How to use a Bee Bot

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How to use a Bee Bot

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How to use a Bee Bot

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Spring 2023

Autumn 2022

Autumn 2021


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Today in computing we were focusing on considering the feelings of people around them, even when engaged in fun online activities.  

We used the following Key Questions- 

  • Why should you take a break from a device when a friend says hi?- It’s important to pause and acknowledge the people around you. The people in real-life might want to tell you something important, ask a question or play with you. 
  • Why should you invite your friend to play when they are all alone?- Just like in real-life it is important not to exclude anyone…this is the same on a device. 
  • Why is it a good idea to turn off your device before going to bed?- Doctors say that it is best to sleep without devices turned on so that we don’t get distracted whilst we are trying to sleep. 
  • Why should you ask permission before taking someone’s phone?- A phone or tablet is someone’s personal property, you should always ask permission before taking someone else’s device. This includes your parents/carers. Treat their devices with respect! 

Staying safe online

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Autumn 2 2021

Autumn 2 - 2021 - using a laptop and the website ‘Sketchpad’ to move, rotate, add clip art and make our own story setting.

Spring 1 - Programming using Bee-Bots

How to use a Bee-Bot - Group 1

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How to use a Bee-Bot - Group 2

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How to use a Bee-Bot - Group 3

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Making a Bee-Bot Map and Instructions

Spring 2022 - Data Handling

Summer 1 - Digital Imagery