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We started our new computing topic and became photographers this week

19-10-2023

We started our new computing topic and became photographers this week. We played photography bingo and experimented with different subjects #smithdowncomputing

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We then went back to class and reviewed our work…

19-10-2023

We then went back to class and reviewed our work

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We are loving our computing topic – photography!

19-10-2023

We are loving our computing topic – photography! Today we thought about what makes a good photograph and had to capture a range of different images using different criteria. #smithdowncomputing

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In computing we took photographs in dark places.

19-10-2023

In computing we took photographs in dark places. We then spoke about lighting, used torches and other light sources to improve our pictures #smithdowncomputing

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We reviewed our favourite photographs…

19-10-2023

We reviewed our favourite photographs and discussed the impact the darkness or light had on our pictures #smithdowncomputing

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Year 5 Computing Micro:bit

17-11-2023

Wednesday afternoon Year 5 have continued to explore Mico:bits. Children used variables, If statements and Inputs to get a Micro:bit to play Rock, Paper & Scissors.

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Year 6 Computing

20-11-2023

Year 6 this afternoon continued to look at Python coding. Children used If statements and variables to create a program that drew a shape in a particular colour by asking questions.

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Year 5 Coding

22-11-2023

This afternoon Year 5 completed a coding activity on Hour of Code. Children used blocked coding to create images and animations. Children focused on the positioning of their shapes as well as inserting different blocks to make their code more efficient. Children then had to debug their code to makesure it works.

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Year 6 Python Coding

27-11-2023

This afternoon Year 6 have continued to look at Python coding using Edublocks. Today children used lists, logic, loops, variables, and math to get a “turtle” to create a pattern with whilst changing colours after a number of turns.

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Year 5 Micro:bit

29-11-2023

This afternoon Year 5 have continued to explore how we can code a Micro:bit. Today we looked at how to set and change the brightness of the LED lights on the Micro:bit when a button was pressed. Children then created code for it to display a sequence of different images.

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Year 5 Micro:Bit

06-12-2023

This afternoon children have looked at how we can use a Micro:bit to create a multiplication game. Children needed to create number variables and then use multiplication to be able to get the numbers to multiply and together and display on the Micro:bit.

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Year 6 Python Coding

12-12-2023

Year 6 focused on using python coding to make a Christmas tree. As a class we created code for a triangle to be drawn, focusing on the importance of our use of brackets and spacing between words. Children then used the base code to create a Christmas tree image, each section had to be a different colour.

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Mosques Around The World

18-01-2024

As part of our RE unit, we are finding out about mosques around the world and presenting our findings in Google Slides.

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Year 3 Scratch

22-01-2024

Year 3 have continued to explore Scratch. Yesterday we investigated how we can use the x and y axis to get a Sprite to move to a specific location on the screen. Children were able to plot their Sprite to move to a certain position and then change costume

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Year 4 Pixel Art

24-01-2024

This afternoon Year 4 have continued to build on their understand of how Pixels are used. Children used a website to recreate an image in pixel form. Children created it on paper first and then used excel to start to recreate their image.

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Year 3 Scratch

29-01-2024

This afternoon we focused on being able to use the wait block when controlling Sprites. Children used this block to get two Sprites to tell a knock knock joke.

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Year 4 Pixel Mosaics

31-01-2024

This afternoon Year 4 have been converting a mosaic into a pixel-style image. Children had to work out how they could convert the different sections into a 14 x 14 grid to ensure their design stayed symmetrical, children designed it onto a piece of paper ready to create a digital version next week.

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Year 3 Computing- Scratch

05-02-2024

This afternoon Year 3 have been using all the skills that have been developed over the past few weeks to create a pong game. Children needed to use repeat loops, If statements and motion blocks to create their game.

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How has tech changed through time?

06-02-2024
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Safer Internet Day

08-02-2024

Year 6 are finding out about AI as part of their Safer Internet Day work.

How will AI change our lives?

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Year 6- Google Sites

14-03-2024

In the last two computing sessions Year 6 have been getting themselves familiar with Google Sites. Children have explored how to add content blocks, edit text and embedding videos. Children have then created a website about a topic of their own choice.

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Year 5 Computing

19-03-2024

Year 5 continued to look at how we can use variables in our programming. Children created a multiplication quiz on Scratch including variables for scores and a timer.

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Year 3- Altering Media

16-04-2024

Monday afternoon Year 3 started their unit focusing on media and photographs. Children spent the lesson becoming familiar with how to correctly take a photograph. We created a checklist on the best way to use the camera on an iPad and children then spent the lesson taking a range of images.

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Year 3- Altering Digital Media

24-04-2024

Year 3 continued their new unit Altering Media. Today we focused on the importance of using the correct style of images when making a collage of pictures to advertise a place. We used Google images and Flickr to get a selection of images to advertise Italy. We discussed the importance of picking the correct type of image ensuring the brightness was correct and it demonstrated the features wanted to show.

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Year 4

25-04-2024

Children have built on their knowledge of coding in Scratch. They have created a program today using repeat loops, controlling a character with a mouse as well as including a Score variable.

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Year 3- Altering Media

30-04-2024

This afternoon Year 3 continued looking at Altering Media, the focus today was being able to edit pictures to change their appearance. Children used Flickr to search for images linked to Italian food, then using the edit feature in Microsoft Photos children needed to change the appearance of the photo by changing the position, adding in filters and making other adjustments.

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Changing fonts, colours and size

10-05-2024

Year 2 have started to usePowerPoint in Computing. We have looked at how to add text, change the font, colour and size. We also started to change the theme.

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Year 3 Altering Media

14-05-2024

Year 3 have continued to look at Altering media. Children recapped how we can edit the photos to change its appearance. They were then set a task to use a photo editor to change a bright image of a forest into a dark and ‘gloomy’ one.

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Computing – using bold, italics and underlining tools

14-05-2024

Today we explored the bold, italic and underlining tools (as well as recapping our knowledge of fonts, colour and size.)

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