Autumn 2

Starting Coding 

This half term we will start/revise what we already know about coding/programming. We will learn how to combine start and click events to make a simple game. We will write programs so that we can change the direction of an object or move another object. We will program a sequence of actions and make simple animation for our game. We will learn how to use conditional ‘if’/’if hit’ statements; variables to keep track of the score and use a loop to make space animation.


Autumn 1 2017 – Online Safety and Concept Maps

This half term, we will be discussing online safety and  understanding the importance of keeping personal information safe as well as the issues concerning the reliability of sources and people online.

We will use PurpleMash to learn and use the vocabulary of concept maps. We will create concept maps to help us explain our ideas and then use them in a variety of topics and subjects throughout the year.

25.09.17 We have developed our knowledge of e-safety and created comics using Purple Mash to encourage other children at St Charles’ to be safe online too. 

Year 5’s e-safety work using Purple Mash

We have coded a die and a game involving random numbers

For the rest of the half term we will be creating concept maps on Purple Mash and linking them to our Science topic of Earth and Space.