Hello Year 5! I hope you are well and staying safe.
Please remember, you need to stay safe electronically too!
Learn how to protect yourself online, there are some fun videos too.
PLENTY TO DO ON MR BIT, PLENTY OF EXERCISES, PLENTY OF FUN. . .
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.
I have made some worksheets for you to make your own educational game.
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.
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)
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.