COMPUTING FOR A NEW GENERATION @ Thornham - Miss Marland

COMPUTER SCIENCE, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND DIGITAL LITERACY

Welcome to the Academic Year 2018/19! 

We have lots of new and exciting work to show you.   

We have been doing lots of work on e-safety (Digital Literacy),

Computer Science and Information Technology.

Year 1 have been working hard programming the Bee-bots, using the Bee-bot apps and the Tynker app.

Year 2 have been creating stop-motion animations with Playmobil people.

Year 3 have been creating stop motion, cut out animations using the iPads.

Year 4 have created their own animations using LEGO and the iPads. They planned the theme and story.

Year 5 have been programming Pro-bots and Scratch.  Making shapes and having fun!

Year 6 have been creating games in Scratch and creating music.

Here are our animations!  

Year 6 - Cut out / Stop motion

Year 2 - Playmobil animations

Year 3 - Cut out animations

Year 4 - Lego animations

Click FULL SCREEN/DOWNLOAD to see all the useful apps which you can download for FREE!

Here is a quick glance at the ICT Suite and some of our amazing work.

(September-November 2018)

Have you used the QR codes to access our website? 

Look for the QR codes around school...

 

Here is some of last year's work (Academic Year 2017-18)

We all worked so hard and produced brilliant work... 

 

 

Have a play on our Scratch 'Cheese Chase' game!  It is lots of fun and we have used lots of code (as well as debugging). 
Use the arrows to navigate around the maze. 

Watch out for the walls, the beetles and the ghosts!  Try to eat to the cheese!  Good luck! By Ruby and Evelyn (Year 6)

The children are working hard this Autumn Term (September to October 2018)

on the following:

 

Computer Science (lots of coding and debugging) including new apps: 

Bee-Bots/apps, Daisy the Dinosaur, Angry Birds,Python2ide, MiniCraft Lite, 
Stop Motion animations/Animate IT, Tynker and lots more),

Information Technology (Pages, Popplets, Numbers, Keynote, Clips, Pic Collage, Drawing Desk, Garageband, Puppet Pals, Sketch Nation) and

Digital Literacy (E-safety - communicating online, e-safety, e-mail, networking, how the internet works and understanding the validity of internet research).  

Please watch our Stop Motion animations using Lego and the iPads!

Digital Literacy -  E-Safety

E-safety plays an enormous role at at Thornham St James'.  All children are taught e-safety throughout the school year.  The children are taught in September/October (to remind them after the Summer holidays) and February (in-line with e-safety week across Europe).
There is an e-safety box for children to write any concerns or worries.  These are then followed up and dealt with promptly.  Miss Marland is an approved trainer for both children and adults.  Any problems are dealt within school policies and guidelines.  Mrs Johnson (our Headteacher) also plays an active role in e-safety.   

 

Computing lessons

 

Each child in school from Year 1 - Year 6 receives an hour’s Computing lesson each week (Reception fortnightly for 30 minutes in half classes) taught by Miss Marland. 

During this time the children are taught the Scheme of Work set by the Government adapted for our children.  We constantly assess the children throughout the year and update the children’s class teacher with their progress.  This includes the effort and achievement reports sent home to parents termly.

The children have progress files where wonderful pieces of work are put each year which follow them throughout the school.  This enables the children to see how they are improving and their progression.

All our children receive Computing lessons in the highest possible standard and we pride ourselves in doing the best we can for our children. 

 

Facilities

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Our ICT suite comprises of Intel iMacs, a colour laser printer, an ActivPrimary interactive whiteboard and a projector. We have now equipped our ICT suite with NEW iPads, Easyspeak microphones, Probots, Tuff Cam 2s and lots more (September 2014).

 Our ICT suite is a friendly, welcoming classroom and we adhere to Health and Safety regulations constantly.   

  

IT in the classroom 

All teachers use IT as part of their lessons.  All classrooms have an interactive whiteboard and a school laptop. Each classroom has 1 / 2 computers for the children to access.  The teachers also use the ICT suite with the children whenever possible.