Our 1st topic of the summer term is
We will be covering the following National Curriculum Computing objectives:
- Design, write, and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
- Use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output
- Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
- Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information
The unit offers pupils the opportunity to use previously taught units (Y3-Y6) in a different, but still familiar environment, while also utilising a physical device — the micro:bit. The unit begins with a simple program for children to build in and test within the new programming environment, before transferring it to their micro:bit. They will then take on three new projects. Design features prominently in this unit. . Children build to the final lesson, which allows children apply their knowledge of the programming constructs and use their design to create their own micro:bit-based step counter.
We will be covering properties of shape and we will be recapping KS2 objectives ready for SAT's test in May. These will focus on the needs of the class.
Our next Read2 Write Unit uses the Vehicle Text Dreams of Freedom by Amnesty International. We will use this text to write Letters and a Freedom Narrative. We will also be completing our class text The Life and Time Lonny Quicke.