Computing

Computing is changing the lives of everyone. Through teaching computing we aim to equip children to participate in a rapidly changing world where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology. We enable them to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary for children to be able to use information in a discriminating and effective way. Computing skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners. The children will also develop their knowledge and understanding of computer programming, coding and debugging to enable them to confidently create their own games and online activities. 

For this term’s Computing focus in your child’s class please click on ‘Classes’ in the ‘Around the School’ drop-down menu and scroll down to find the current curriculum letter in each individual class’s area.
 
 
Subject Leaders: Miss Blight and Mrs Nicholls
 
"Computing lessons are fun because you get to work with your peers and you learn new things!" - Skye (year 5) 
 
"Computing in class is great because we always do different things. I love Kahoot and Scratch!" - Gvidas (year 5)
 
Safer Internet Day 2018!
 
Every year the school celebrates Safer Internet Day as a way to promote online safety across the school. This is traditionally held on a Tuesday each year in February. To celebrate the day this year, every class at Pennoweth participated in an online quiz using a website called Kahoot! The quiz will help to promote online safety topics relevant to their age groups.
 
Safer Internet day is run by the UK Safer Internet Centre. If you wish to find out more information from their website it can be reached here: http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/
 
Coding Club

This exciting club is for both boys and girls in years 5/6, the club welcomes experienced coders as well as beginners! Using a program called Scratch, the children are able to work on various coding projects which engages their imaginations, communication skills and creativity. So far the children have been programming both basic racing games as well as quite complex games such as: Where's Wally? and Flappy Bird. The children have been learning to design their own algorithms as well as debugging their programs to solve technical problems and coding errors.
 
"I love code club because we work together in partners!" -Chloe (year 5) 
 
 "I like code club, you can have fun whilst you're learning with friends." -Taylor (year 5) 
 
"Code club is great because it gives you new ideas to be more creative and create your own games." -Ollie (year 5) 
 
"Code club helps you to build your confidence with coding and programming - I now know lots more about Scratch." -Jaydn (year 5) 
 
"I think code club has helped me to expand my friendship chain so that now I have almost double my friends and double the knowledge about coding." -Jennifer (year 6)