Computing at Grove
This half term, most year groups have been looking at online safety as their focus. You can see some examples of work from Safer Internet Day by clicking here.
Year 4 have been looking at computer technology this half term. They have learned about what a computer is, what parts are inside a computer and how computers interpret and present data. You can see their working walls below and some examples of the fantastic work that the children have produced.
Year 1 have been learning all about how to interpret, collect, present and analyse data. They have made pictograms on the iPads and described them using simple sentences.
See some examples below.
Scan or click here to see 1 Yellow's working wall:
Year 2 have been using branching diagrams to sort data that they have collected. They have also presented and interpreted data in a variety of different ways.
Scan here to see 2 Green's working wall:
Year 3 have started to look at programming this half term. They have used j2code to create algorithms to tell a sprite what to do.
Scan or click here to see 3 Yellow's working wall:
In year 4, the children have been continuing their work on Scratch. They have been working towards making a maze game where the player has to navigate obstacles. They have used if...then... blocks to tell the sprite what to do if it touches a certain colour and what to do when it reaches the goal.
See some examples below:
Scan here to see 4 Red's working wall:
Year 5 have had Mrs Cufflin supporting them this half term and they have been making games using Scratch. They have used the arrow keys to move sprites to create an Etch-A-Sketch game and a Pong game.
See some examples below:
Scan here to see 5 Red's working wall:
Scan here to see 5 Green's working wall:
Scan here to see 5 Yellow's working wall:
Year 6 have been learning all about spreadsheets this half term. They have used formulae to produce calculated data and learned about budgeting.
Scan here to see 6 Red's working wall:
In Autumn 1, the children in year 1 have used Jit5 to create digital drawings of themselves. They have used the different paint tools including colours, brush sizes and fill.
You can see some examples from Tina and Maisin in 1 Red below:
Year 2 have been using j2code to write, predict and run simple programs to make a sprite follow a desired path. They have been writing a list of instructions for the sprite rather than writing one line at a time and then debugging the program afterwards to solve errors.
See an example from Humaira in 2 Green and Tashan in 2 Red below:
Year 3 have been learning about QR codes. Scan the QR code below to hear Hakeem from 3 Yellow tell you all about them!
Year 4 have been using Scratch to program sprites to move, change appearance and make sounds. They have been using continuous and controlled loops and debugging to solve problems in their code. They have used their skills to create a “Loopy Choir” where several sprites will make different sounds with a given input. They have also written code for two sprites to have a conversation.
See some examples from in Leyah in 4 Green, Erina and Yousuf in 4 Red and Ismail and Dawoud in 4 Red below:
Year 5 have been learning all about infographics. They have looked at a range of infographics and have learned about what they are for. They have used J2e to evaluate different fonts and formatting techniques and have created their own infographics all about Queen Victoria, linked to their history topic.
In year 6, the children have been learning about the internet and the world wide web. They have learned all about Tim Burners-Lee, the creator of the world wide web, and they have done practical demonstrations to show how data is delivered to a user from a server. They have also learned all about search engines and how to be savvy searchers to get the most accurate results.