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Computing

At Woodlands Infant School we recognise that computing underpins today’s modern lifestyle. In your class, you have access to a range of Computing equipment and software to enhance your skills and improve your confidence using IT in the world around you. We understand and celebrate that you also may have different technology at home- and encourage you to share this learning with us!

 

Key words we expect children to know

Home Learning

Video editing:

Why not edit your own ‘Toilet Roll Challenge’ like Miss Hilpert-Smith did!
 Ask your family to take it turns to throw the toilet roll into the screen and throw it off the screen on the other side. See who can think of the most creative thing to do with the toilet roll. Then edit your video together. You could for example use Apple clips or Apple IMovie to edit the clips together.

Here is one that Woodlands Infant School staff took part in...

Coding:

Coding is the method of giving instructions to a computer to perform a specific task. In school the children are fantastic at coding! Children can be creative and learn how to code developing their critical thinking, problem solving and express themselves creatively.

  1. Click on this link to have a go at coding through a website. There are many options  available https://www.j2e.com/j2code/
    https://code.org/

     
  2. Download the ‘ScratchJr’ free app and learn to program your own interactive stories and games. Sudents snap together graphical programming blocks to make characters move, jump, dance, and sing. Students can modify characters in the paint editor, add their own voices and sounds, even insert photos of themselves.
     
  3. Find out more about what coding is and why we use it
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3tbwmn

KS1 programming Apps

App

iPad

Android

Bee-Bot

Free

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Blue-Bot

Free

Free

A.L.E.X.

Free

Free

Daisy the Dinosaur

Free

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Scratch Jr

Free

Free

Kodable

Free

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Light-bot: Hour of Code

Free

Free

Internet safety

E-safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at school. We also want to help our parents and children improve their own understanding of e-safety issues so they can learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way.

 At Home - As a parent you'll know how important the internet is to children - they use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves.  It's a highly creative place of amazing opportunities.  But the technology children use every day can seem a bit daunting and you might worry about the risks your child can face online - such as bullying, contact from strangers or the possibility of them seeing illegal or inappropriate content. 

  • Ask your children to tell you about the sites they like to visit and what they enjoy doing online.
  • Ask them about how they stay safe online. What tips do they have for you, and where did they learn them? What is OK and not OK to share?
  • Ask them if they know where to go for help, where to find the safety advice, privacy settings and how to report or block on the services they use.
  • Encourage them to help. Perhaps they can show you how to do something better online or they might have a friend who would benefit from their help and support.
  • Think about how you use the internet as a family. What could you do to get more out of the internet together and further enjoy your lives online

At School we follow these SMART rules

Other resources and ideas to teach children about internet safety: 

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