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Headteacher: Rachel Townshend

COMPUTING UPDATES - Last updated 19/01/21

As some of you are no doubt already aware, Adobe Flash became obsolete on the 31/12/2020.  Many of the learning games and activities currently online were developed using this software, so no longer work.  This has drastically reduced them number of free activities accessible.  I am currently in the process of looking for comparable alternatives and will be updating the computing pages as replacements become available.

TEMPORARY SYLLABUS - SPRING 2021

SMALL SCHOOL

Due to the continuing need for social distancing within school, the KS1 and KS2 children will remain in their respective bubbles.  The children will not be following the normal computing syllabus, given that each bubble includes multiple year groups.  They will still have weekly lessons, in their respective bubbles.  However, we will be using more independent activities, in order to reduce interaction between individuals.

See below for the activities we have been working on.

HOME LEARNING

We will start this term with Keyboard Skills and Touch Typing, as it benefits users generally.  We will also be looking at using more online activities, that incorporate independent learning.  Keeping the children's skills up-to-date is obviously important, so if at all possible they can do the following activities.
 

Activities

  • EYFS Keyboard Skills -  Activities 1-4 are more suited to the younger children.
  • KS1 Keyboard Skills -  Activities 5 -8 are more appropriate for KS1, although a refresher on the Activities 1-4, maybe required.
  • KS2 Touch Typing - See information on dedicated page.
    Y3 & Y4 Quiz - How technology is used.
    Y5 & Y6 Computer Basics - Comprises of a tutorial with videos, activities such as writing a computer and a quizz at the end.  I do not expect the children to understand or absorb everything but think that the information is well presented and worth viewing.
    Y5 & 6 Computing Quizzes - These cover a range of computing topics and promote thought and discussion.   They are automatically marked and use a comparison chart.
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