UNIT 2.1 – Coding.
Cdn used Free Code Chimp to create their own animated story. They were able to use Design Mode to select a background and different characters/objects from Clip Art which they were then able to change the scale of. They then selected the Coding Area where they used Code Blocks to achieve the desired effects for their story.
UNIT 2.3 & 2.4 - Spreadsheets & Questioning
The children learnt how to create a simple spreadsheet, adding colours & images. As their Adventure involved animals, they created their own zoos by copying and pasting images and locking them in place. They also learnt how to use a spreadsheet to make simple calculations.
In the Questioning unit, the children were able to extend their understanding of representing and interpreting data using simple pictograms to more complex Branch Databases and Binary Trees.
They also learnt how to add images and text to a document to create some fantastic Zoo Stories using 2Create a Story.
They then used these skills to create some beautiful Christmas cards.
In the last week of term Chestnut found out about stop frame animation. They made lots of plasticine props and then used iMovie to create their animation. They had loads of fun doing this.
Unit 2.3 - Spreadsheets
This half term the children will be extending the skills they learnt last year on how to use spreadsheets. They will learn how to change the colour of the cells, copy and paste images, carry out simple calculations and produce graphs using their spreadsheets.
Their Adventure is all about pirates this half term so they will use the skills they have learnt to create a treasure map.
This half term the children are completing their work on Spreadsheets. They have been able to extend their skills to include using their spreadsheets to carry out calculations.
The children collected data and have been learning how to present it in different ways.
In Geography the children were able to put their computing skills to great use to show what they know about physical and human geographical features.
This half term the children’s Adventure has taken them under the ocean to meet lots of new creatures.
They have used 2Paint a Picture to create some beautiful coral reef digital artwork using the Pointillism method of painting.
They have also been learning about how to care for the environment and the importance of reducing, re-using and recycling rubbish.
They made a digital poster to encourage others to be more environmentally friendly.
Welcome back everyone to another new year at Westwood!
We’ve planned lots of exciting and fun activities for the children in their Computing lessons, which we are sure they’ll really enjoy and learn lots from.
This half term our Chestnut children will be focusing on increasing their confidence and independence in logging in, navigating the site and saving their work. They will also be learning how to use the 2Go app as an introduction to coding.