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Interesting computing websites that could be accessed if you can't come into school:

 

Improve your touch typing with BBC Dancemat Typing. Play each level over and over to try and improve your typing! Remember, no looking at your fingers!! Practice your typing skills by typing up a story or idea you have!

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr

 

As well as Dancemat Typing, there are loads of other computing resources on BBC Bitesize. Read, watch the videos and learn about lots of different aspects of computing:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zvnrq6f

 

Try any of these courses to improve your coding skills:

 

https://code.org/student/elementary

 

Scratch (a coding platform) is available online for free. Click on "create" and start making! Can you make an camel dance? Or make a game or quiz?

 

https://scratch.mit.edu/

 

Remember there are lots of computing activities on DB Primary. Log in here and click on 'activities' to access the learning library.

 

https://www.lintonheights.co.uk

 

 

Apps on the Linton Heights iPads

Computing

 

Purpose of study

 

A high-quality computing education equips pupils to understand and change the world through logical thinking and creativity, including by making links with mathematics, science, and design and technology. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, and how digital systems work. Computing equips pupils to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of media. It also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

 

Aims

 

The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation

  • can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems

  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems

  • are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

 

The National Curriculum in England 2014

 

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