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The staff and children have been using their computing skills to distort their voices and pictures to create a video clip for our very own Masked Reader! Everyone has been thoroughly enjoying the guessing!

The children have been bust creating displays which acknowledge lockdown. Within this display are the 'Life after Lockdown' magazine articles the children wrote using templates on Microsoft word processor.



Please see the latest online safety newsletter which shows what the children have been doing to ensure they keep themselves safe. It also details helpful websites for parents to use and gives some top tips for using microsoft teams. It also provides a summary of the pupil survey conducted regarding online learning.

Please see the attached newsletter which details the parent's feedback with regards to Remote Learning.

Tuesday 9th February 2021 was Safer Internet Day and we marked this with a virtual assembly and follow up activities.



The children have been busy thinking about their online identities.



The pupils have been busy continuing their Computing curriculum online with weekly lessons. See the pictures below to see what they have been up to!


Year 4 have also been busy using our new green screen!



Year Six have been thoroughly enjoying using their new green screen! The opportunities are endless!

As part of our Anti-Bullying week we placed a particular emphasis on cyber-bullying. The children created wonderful posters to highlight the issues and raise awareness.



An unplugged activitiy - children were working through Backwards Bingo which required logic and sequencing.



The introduction of ipads has added another dimension to all other subject areas.



We have been on a virtual school trip to the Houses of Parliament! We learnt all about how Parliament works.



We have been creating digital assemblies for the whole school each week to watch in their bubbles. We have also been having weekly video updates from our House Captains to tell us who is in the lead with the House Points.

We were lucky enough to have LGFL zoom in to give us some training on how to utilise our latest computing technology!



As this year we couldn't hold our usual curriculum evening, we hosted a virtual currculum evening for our parents.



We started September off with using our new ipads to create some Digital Art and much to our delight, The TATE saw it and retweeted us!

We have been using Class Dojo to set weekly challenges during Lockdown! Well done on your bake off AJS!



Please see the attached document which has helpful links about keeping children safe online. This is especially important during this time when we are all using computers and devices more often.

We have been working on Safer Internet Day. Our whole school created something to promote safe use of the internet and make sure we were all mindful of our online identity and digital footprint.


Last week our new after school animation club started. The children really enjoyed it and were delighted with making their comic flip books.

Year 6 have been combining Maths and Computing to program a sprite to rotate.



We have been looking at cyber bullying and how we can be more aware of it. This was during last weeks's Anti Bullying Week. The children researched it and created posters.



New animation club starting! January 2020



We used our computing time to research Hinduism and make posters and factfiles about it.



Last week was National Coding Week! Our whole school really got involved and enjoyed the whole school coding challenges that were set! We had children cracking codes from year 3 to year 6. Our first one started with numbers around the school which correlated with the alphabet. This then made a key word. The first child to crack it in every class got a prize. The buzz around the school was evident!

Year Six were learning about 'Fake News' and enjoyed creating their own! They then put their classmates to the test to see could they figure out what was fake and what was true in their stories.

Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed working with our new roamers. They loved that they could make the robots draw shapes. This meant the children had to calculate the angles inside certain shapes and program this into the robots. Well done!

Year 3 were having great fun today with our new mini robots (roamers). They worked really well together to code the robots to complete certain activities. Some children felt confident enough to demonstrate their new skill to the class.

Coding wth Scratch. We have been using an online program called Scratch. The children love coding the characters to do different things such as glide, change colour or talk.



Year five having been using the ICT suite to research their Vikings topic.



Teacher E Safety Workshop. On the 8th May the teachers attended an E-Safety workshop which was led by borough advisor Susan Mehmet. The teachers found this workshop extremely insightul and were all feeling confident about how best to protect our young people online.



Parent E-Safety workshop. On the 8th May we had borough advisor Susan Mehmet lead a workshop for parents on the importance of E-Safety. The workshop was hugely insightful and informative.



Coding and debugging in action! At JCA year six had to remember patterns and copy them on to the huge grid in order to move up a level. This required good recall skills and the ability to debug where they had gone wrong in the code.

We have been trying some unplugged activities in our coding lessons this term. We wrote a code for our initial and read code to find hidden items.

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