Category Archives: Computing

Online reputation

As part of Anti Bullying Week, in our online safety lesson we were looking at our online reputation and the things that we should share online and the things that we shouldn’t. We discussed different things that could be shared and decided that anything that was our own personal information shouldn’t be shared with others.

Introducing ‘Sound’ and ‘If Else’ blocks

During today’s Computing lesson with Mr Baddhan, Year 3 Bluebirds have continued to put their understanding of coding into practise using Scratch.

Today Bluebirds used the “If Else” and “Sound” blocks to introduce sound to their program. They have started to work on creating a dancing sprite program where a sprite will dance over some sound.

We hope to have some of the children’s work on our class blog this week.

Owning our online identity

As part of Safer Internet Week, Bluebirds class have been discussing areas about online identity. Mr Baddhan showed the class a video about owning your identity online. The children discussed:

► What they liked and disliked about the video?
► What the key messages about online identity?

The video is here – click here to watch it.

The children then put together a brainstorm of different ideas that relate to owning your online identity. The children suggested the following ideas…

► Be yourself.
► Don’t try to copy others.
► Keep your personal information with yourself.
► Don’t be a keyboard warrior.
► It’s not all about getting more followers.

Computing unplugged!

This week, Bluebirds enjoyed an interesting “unplugged” computing lesson, to understand the difference between the World Wide Web and the Internet. After learning about this, the class completed a close activity to check their understanding. Lots of children learnt new information so it was a really worthwhile lesson!

Writing a good email

Bluebirds compared the differences between writing emails and letters and created a vein diagram together. The children thought about the persuasive letter they wrote in English and considered what parts are needed in an email.

The class were able to spot the differences between an email and letter, find mistakes in an email and answer some final quiz questions to show their understanding.