I'm Mrs Upstone. I come into school on a Tuesday and a Thursday to teach Computing to all the classes.
Computing is great fun because we get to do all kinds of learning activities in the lessons—from making pictures, typing words on the keyboard and finding things out to making and playing games, controlling robots and devices, programming and looking at data. Our computer suite has enough laptop computers for everyone and we have other computers in the classrooms and the library too. Kindle readers and Learnpad tablets are also used for e-learning in the classrooms.
Here is what we'll be learning in computing lessons this term:
Watch Year 4's animated movies
Year 4 drew their own backdrops using vector graphics. They converted them to JPEG images to use as backgrounds for Pivot Stick Figure animations. Then they used the animated GIFs in Moviemaker to create WMV movies with credits and copyright free music. These files are 4–6 MB in size.
“Learning to write programs stretches your mind, and helps you think better, creates a way of thinking about things that I think is helpful in all domains.“
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