WELCOME TO YEAR 4 COMPUTING ACTIVITIES . . .
I hope you are all well and are keeping safe.
Don't forget to keep safe electronically too.
SAFER INTERNET DAY THIS YEAR IS "TUESDAY 8TH FEBRUARY, 2022"
ALL FUN AND GAMES? EXPLORING RESPECT AND RELATIONSHIPS ONLINE.
- Click here for Barefoot 2022 Internet Safety Activities for Parents/Families (Free Registration - great activities)
- Click here for the ThinkuKnow website which has a selection of great 15 minute home activities (including cartoons) for ages from 4-13.
- CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST E-SAFETY GAMES FROM THINKUKNOW.
- Click here for more fun activities,from the UK Internet Centre.
- Click here to go to our E-Safety webpage for more tips on how to stay safe electronically.
Click here to learn about Barefoot Computing and Computing Vocabulary
- Click here to watch a video on how to access Scratch 3.0 and create your animation
Parents/Carers click here to download SCRATCH 3.0 FREE (please note that you don't have to download it, you can just click this link and then at the very top of the webpage click CREATE, this way you don't have to worry if you haven't got the correct windows version to download it and further more it will allow you to save your work on your device).
- Click here to learn how to program hardware with Mr Bit
- Click here, to watch watch a WAGOLL of the Times Table Game you will create
- Click here, to save scrolling down for the video lesson, to help you with programming the Educational Game in Scratch
- Click here to get the Scratch Educational Game PDF Worksheets
Dr Rodgers, who designed 'Mr Bit', has now provided the program as a FREE DOWNLOAD for all PC and Laptops with Windows. Here is the link: www.insightresources.co.uk/microbit/homeschool.html or www.insight-mrbit.com. There are a lot of videos to help too, but please also look at the 'Learning pathway' pages that follow on. Hope you have fun!
Please do the tutorials and the exercises - Microbits are available to purchase online - but you can use the program without one.
Barefoot Computing Activities:
Have fun, whilst learning about algorithms and debugging. Click on any of the Barefoot Activities and download the worksheets etc. or go directly to: https://www.barefootcomputing.org/homelearning
These activities are designed for "Computational thinking which is about learning to solve problems, with or without a computer. These problem solving skills not only support the computing curriculum in primary school, but also play a part in other subjects, from maths to PE, and can even be applied in everyday life! To help you support your child participate in our activities." (Barefoot Computing, 2020)
Learn more about Computational thinking by clicking HERE (remember to click your back button after to get back to the Richmond Website and this page)
Algorithm: a precise instruction to make something happen.
Bug: A problem or error with the instructions
Debug: when you fix the bug (problem)
Decompose: pull script/code apart
Variable: something that can be changed (like speed, time, score, volume)
Computerised thinking: thought process that will solve problems through abstraction, creating algorithms and breaking down problems into smaller parts.
Input: An input device takes something from the outside world and puts it into the computer (like a keyboard puts in letters, numbers etc) Examples of input devices include keyboards, mouse, scanners, digital cameras and joysticks.
Output: Outputs gives/sends out information. For example, speakers send out sound, a printer sends out paper, a fan sends out air. Examples of output devices are: computer screen, a fan, speakers. In computing, an output device is a hardware device that is used to give the results of processed data.
LOOK BELOW FOR SOME FABULOUS COMPUTING ACTIVITIES, SCROLL DOWN THERE ARE LOTS . . .
Building Block Files:
Shopping List Files:
Shopping List Files:
Dance Move Files
House Pattern Files
Code Breaker Files:
Hand Jive Files:
Going Wild Files:
Click on any individual 'PURPLE CLICK AND GO' BUTTONS to go directly to the game. REMEMBER to click the back button after you have played your game so that you can return to this webpage.
Watch this video to show you how to either download SCRATCH 3.0,
or to create your animation online and save it to your device.
BLUE ABYSS ANIMATION
WATCH THE WAGOLL - TO SEE WHAT YOU AIM TO CREATE ON SCRATCH
- Click here to look at the worksheets PDFs to make a fun animation in Scratch. Scroll down to watch supporting videos.
- Scroll down for LESSON 2, how to make a submarine and program it to move up and down.
VIDEO 1 - LESSON 1, PAGES 1 AND 2.
VIDEO 2 - LESSON 1, PAGES 3-5
Lesson 2: Learning Intention: I can design a submarine and program in to move up and down.
LESSON 3: Learning Intention: I can insert a shark and program it to switch costumes.
- Click here to get the PDF of the worksheets to show you how to do it.
- Or click here to get the worksheets in MS Publisher
- Scroll down to watch the video on how to complete and achieve your Learning Intention.
- Scroll down further to watch the video on how to insert the sound bubbles.
THE VIDEO BELOW SHOWS YOU HOW TO ANIMATE A SHARK
THE VIDEO BELOW SHOWS YOU HOW TO PLAY THE SOUND BUBBLES FOREVER, WHEN THE GREEN FLAG IS CLICKED.
I have made some worksheets for you to make your own Times Tables Game.
By playing this game regularly, after you have created it, it will improve your times tables.
Alternatively, you could try one of the suggested tasks/tutorials on SCRATCH online.
I hope you enjoy making it!
If you have any problems, contact me through your class teacher.
IF YOU DON'T FANCY DOING SCRATCH, HOW ABOUT MAKING YOUR OWN FOOTBALL TOP TRUMP CARDS IN M.S PUBLISHER OR POWERPOINT. COPY AND PASTE PICTURES FROM THE INTERNET (MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE FREE TO COPY) AND ADD YOUR FACTS BELOW.
- You can either download SCRATCH onto your computer, or you can create it online - but in order to save it online, please ask your parent/carer to set up a SCRATCH account for you.
- ALL OF MY WORKSHEETS ARE FOR SCRATCH 3.0. IF YOU WANT TO DOWNLOAD THIS, SO YOU CAN WORK OFFLINE, ASK YOU PARENT AND CLICK HERE.
- I hope you can follow my instruction sheets easily.
- If this is too difficult for you, then just go onto Scratch and do one of their suggested activities. But have a go first. I can't wait to see it when we return to school.
- CLICK HERE TO GET THE PDF OF ALL OF THE WORKSHEETS, SO YOU CAN PRINT THEM OFF. OR JUST SCROLL DOWN AND LOOK AT THEM BELOW.
- CLICK HERE TO GET THE WORKSHEETS FROM MS. PUBLISHER.
- IF YOU HAVE DIFFICULTY OPENING THE PDF AND CAN'T OPEN THE PUBLISHER LINK, CONTACT ME THROUGH YOUR TEACHER AND I WILL SAVE THEM AS PHOTOGRAPHS FOR YOU.
THIS VIDEO BELOW IS A WAGOLL OF YOUR GAME. PLAY IT AND IT WILL SHOW YOU HOW AMAZING YOUR GAME WILL BE!
Watch the video below, which will help you complete worksheet 1 and 2. Then scroll down and watch the next video to complete your game.
Watch the next video below, to learn how to complete your game (worksheet number 3).
CHALLENGES: YOUR SPRITE HAS DIFFERENT COSTUMES - YOU COULD HAVE THE SPRITE REACT IN DIFFERENT WAYS TO A CORRECT OR INCORRECT ANSWER. YOU MIGHT CONSIDER OTHER OPTIONS TO ADD FUN AND EXCITEMENT, OR MAYBE INCLUDE A SCORING OR TIMING CODE. MAYBE YOU COULD PROGRAM MUSIC TO RUN FOREVER WHEN THE GREEN FLAG IS CLICKED.