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5w 2016-17

In Summer One, we are blogggers. After looking at the features of blogs, we have started to use our seesaw accounts to blogs about our work and our lives. We have been writing blogs about what we did during Colomendy week. Check them out below.
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In computing today, we created an app about our school. We have filled them with information about the lessons, teachers, clubs and school day. Next week, we will add some photographs and publish our apps.
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We have been learning about the dangers that are posed by using the internet and about how to stay safe online. You can see what we have been learning on our PSHE page. Below are some posters with some of the advice we have been discussing.
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We have used Scratch to create mini games. We have inputted instructions to control the sprites (characters) in our games. Can you guess what the instructions below will cause our sprites to do?
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We are studying Scratch this half term. We have been practising creating algorithms by giving verbal instructions to one another. We also practised editing our instructions when they did not quite work. We will be doing the same for our Scratch projects later in the term.
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5w 2015-16

To help us understand the benefits of blogging, we wrote a blog entry about our favourite day and used post it notes to post comments on one another's blogs.
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Following Safer Internet Day, we are completing a scheme of work related to staying safe online. Today we talked about the importance of passwords and how to choose a password that we can keep secure. We developed passwords using a cipher and tested how secure they are.
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We used this website to test how secure our passwords were.
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We have had a class discussion about the risks of spam email and how we can keep ourselves and our computers safe. We talked about what to look for when we read our emails and which emails are trustworthy. We created some short radio jingles to offer advice to other people on how to look out for and protect against the harmful effects of spam email. 

Spam spotters 1

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Spam spotters 2

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A large part of our curriculum this year will involve learning new skills on our I-Pads. We have started by exploring and using Pic Collage and I-Movie. We have also used Safari for large amounts of research.
We started our Computing studies by designing our own game on Scratch. To design a good game, we had to design a clear set of instructions, or a code for the game to follow. We practised coding by giving clear instructions to a partner. We took them along an assault course. It wasn't easy. We solved (debugged our problems) and tried again.
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