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Richmond Primary School

Together we will Learn, Enjoy, Achieve, Respect, Nurture

YEAR 5 COMPUTING . . . LET'S HAVE FUN!

Hello Year 5! I hope you are well and staying safe.

Please remember, you need to stay safe electronically as well!

This year's Safer Internet Day (9.2.2021) is,

'An Internet We Trust: Exploring Reliability in the Online World'.

Please explore the links below and choose one 15 minute activity to do.

 

PLENTY TO DO ON MR BIT, PLENTY OF EXERCISES, PLENTY OF FUN. . .

GREAT NEWS:

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.

Watch this video to show you how to either download SCRATCH 3.0, or to create a document online, then save it to your device.

SPACE/EGYPTIAN INVADER GAME

WATCH MY WAGOLL - REMEMBER THIS HAS ADDITIONAL CHALLENGES YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO, LIKE A STARTER AND WINNER SCREEN.

CLICK ON THE VIDEO BELOW, TO WATCH LESSON ONE, PAGES 1-2.

CLICK ON THE VIDEO BELOW, TO LEARN HOW TO DO LESSON ONE, PAGES 3 AND 4.

Video for Lesson 2

Making and Coding a Laser for your game  (video to be follow)

 

Look below and learn how to make a fun, Solar System in SCRATCH, there are videos to show you how to do lesson 1 and 2.

SOLAR SYSTEM GAME

CLICK ON THE VIDEO BELOW TO SEE HOW TO COMPLETE LESSON 1.

CLICK ON THE VIDEO BELOW TO SEE MY FINISHED SOLAR SYSTEM IN SCRATCH

A video on how to complete Lesson 2, with challenges will follow tomorrow 3.3.21

EDUCATIONAL GAME

 I have made some worksheets for you to make your own educational game, all of these are for SCRATCH 3.0.

 

You can adapt the game any way you want (e.g. by using your own questions),

or doing the suggested challenges. 

I hope you enjoy making it!   

 

If you have any problems, please contact me through either of your teachers.

 

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 Read about Barefoot and their fun computing activities, then scroll down for activities and games . . .

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)

Vocabulary:

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 . . .

To play the games press any of the CLICK AND PLAY BUTTONS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MORE COMING SOON!

 

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