# Category Archives: Computing

## Planning our factfile

We have been historians in literacy this week. We have been researching facts about Alexander Bell or Thomas Edison. Tomorrow we are going to be creating our own fact files about these inventors. Did you know that Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb, and Alexander Bell invented the telephone, making the first ever phone call! We used key words in our plan ready for writing them into sentences tomorrow.

What inventors do you know?

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## Staying safe and happy online

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Today we were learning how to stay safe online. We had to decide if a given statement was safe or not safe. We thought carefully and gave reasons for our answers. We all decided it was not safe to talk … Continue reading

## Identifying coins

Our maths topic this week is money, today we have been identifying coins. Green group used the iPads to record themselves naming different coins. We could remember our money song from last term, it helps us remember the different coins.

Have you heard us sing it?

## Percy’s Bumpy Ride

In Class 2 we are learning all about Percy the park keeper, he invented a lawnmower that started to fly. Today we sequenced the story and when we were finished some of us practiced writing sentences about the story. We are all trying really hard to segment and blend our words to help our spelling.

Have you read Percy’s Bumpy Ride? We give it 5 stars!

## Exploring the U.K.

Today we learnt about coding. We used a beebot to follow an algorithm to explore the U.K. We learnt that we live in the U.K. We can go forwards, right, left and backwards.

What do you know about coding?

## Practising our writing

Today some of us practised writing our name on the iPads. We had to think carefully how to form all our letters and make sure they were the right way around.

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## Coding

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Today we learnt about algorithms. We learnt that an algorithm is a special set of instructions that help computers and iPads do their jobs. We used beebots to understand that we needed to give clear instructions otherwise they will go … Continue reading

## Collecting Data

We have been collecting data about our favourite ways to fly. We came up with 4 different ways to fly and voted for our favourite. We chose to look at hot air balloons, aeroplanes, birds and helicopters.

Can you guess which one won?

## Designing algorithm!

This afternoon we have discussed algorithm as a group looking at directions. We learnt forwards, backwards, up and down to direct our object to move in the right direction. Do you know what algorithm is?

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## Protecting ourselves and our dignity.

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This afternoon class 2 looked at our esafety video and talked about what we can do to keep ourselves safe online. We linked it in with the PSHE we did this week about when we should say no. We talked … Continue reading