Hello all.

I hope everyone is well and happy and have had a great weekend?

I’m going to take a slightly different approach with the website. Whilst i’m still checking BugClub and responding to emails everyday, I’m only going to put one post up for the week. If this does not work, or if you need something else or can think of a way to make it better, please let me know. I am more than happy to provide individual bits and pieces if anyone asks for them.

The week will have a maths activity, a reading activity, writing opportunities and a topic focus, just like always, but the topic focus will be given in one go at the beginning of the week rather than daily

The Maths focus is to talk through this booklet. .2019 reasoning . Spend time exploring what the story behind each problem is and how you you could find a solution.  The first five questions you can talk about together.

  1. Look at the cards. I will read them for you.
    Monday…Friday…Wednesday…Saturday…
    Tick the card that shows the name of the day before Thursday.
  2. Write an even number that comes
    between ffty-two and ffty-seven.
  3. Turn to the next page.
    Look at the five shapes.
    Tick all of the shapes that have half shaded.
  4. Look at the calculation.
    Write a number in the box to make the calculation correct.
  5. What is ninety-six minus ten?
    Write your answer in the box.

Bug Club books are up dated as and when they are finished, so please keep reading these until you are fluent and then complete the activity. If you write your answers fully, I will reply.

Writing could be a My News activity at the beginning of the week and then a review of learning at the end.

Let’s go back to our focus on Computers and computing.- You will need to access the espresso website for this, so if you need a reminder about your log in, let me know.

This week we can move step by step through a module of Discovery Coding.

MONDAY

  • What is a computer? Where can you find them around your home?
  • What do they do?
  • How do you input instructions to them?
  • How do they show you what they are doing?
  • Have a look at this Bitesize article.
  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkjy382

TUESDAY

  • Have a go on Espresso coding- have a go on the starter unit – just learn  how the site works
  • Can you make the bubbles disappear?
  • Lesson 1. Fairy Stories – can you make objects move across the screen.
  • Lesson 2. Burst the bubbles – can you make objects move and disappear when you click
  • Lesson 3. Magic castle can you create a little game using what you have learned.

WEDNESDAY

When you have got the hang of it, have a go at creating your own app with lesson 6.

THURSDAY

Find out all you can about computers by looking on computers.

Can you find the answer to these questions.

What was the first computer ever made?

FRIDAY

Computers don’t always do what we ask them to but this is because the algorithms we give them have got mistakes in.

Have a go at activity 7- The debuigging activity to see if you can fix the mistakes in the algorithms.

Let me know if this new approach works.

Stay safe and happy

Mr F.