This week on Purple Mash, Year 4, have learnt how they can use a timer and ‘if’ statement to respond to the actions of a character and change their actions.
Using Purple Mash, Year 4, have been using timers to make their characters repeat actions and explored the use of the repeat command.
Today in Year 2 we carried out lots of discussions about what the word ‘identity’ means and how we need to keep our identity safe whilst we are online.
We had lots of in-depth discussions about what we do online: websites, APP’s and games and which ones we shared information with other people. We talked about why we shouldn’t share personal information online and how to avoid doing this.
First we created an avatar to use as a username which would allow us to keep our identities hidden whilst online.
Then we created logos for the things we all access online such as Youtube, Netflix and online games and thought about which ones we had to be careful to keep our identity safe.
Daisy the Dinosaur
The children have been learning some basics in coding today. They used the Daisy the Dinosaur app to build steps of instructions to make a dinosaur move how they wanted. This is a very basic first step in programming a computer. They all loved using the app on the iPads. We talked about how important it is to give specific instructions to get the results you need. It can be downloaded for free onto iPads at home. Amazing work children
The children in Miss Jones’ class have enjoyed their coding lessons using Purple Mash. They’ve been learning how to write their own code and have been spotting problems and errors in code and correcting these.
In year 4, after leaning what an algorithm was, we went on to make an algorithm on how to draw a smiley face 🙂
In Year 2 we have been practising logging on and off the laptops. We have been accessing our J2e accounts and have been creating some super Hull Fair pictures using lots of colours and shapes.
We are getting used to using the mouse and have even learned how to save some of our work!