15 March 2024

Friday 15 March 2024

Our whole-school homework this week is:

Number Fact Fluency: Use Numbots or Times Table Rock Stars in regular short bursts.

Talk Time

As we near the end of our Computing topic, this Talk Time will help you to reflect on your learning.

I know and can use the topic vocabulary from this half term.

Years 1 and 2:

• algorithm: a sequence of instructions or a set of rules to get something done
• command: an instruction that can be used in a program
• program: an algorithm or algorithms which can be run by a computer
• to debug: to find and fix errors in algorithms
• computer: a type of machine that can follow instructions and do useful things

Years 3 and 4:

• computer: a machine that can input, process and output data
• program: an algorithm or algorithms which can be run by a computer
• code: the commands that a program can run (eg the blocks in Scratch)
• repetition: to repeat the execution of certain instructions
• sequence: to arrange instructions in a particular order
• logical reasoning: helps us explain why something happens
• sprite: a 2d character in a computer game
• decomposition: the process of breaking down a task into smaller, more-manageable parts
• output: data sent out of a computer system via a device (eg monitor, printer, speaker)
• input: data sent to a computer system from a device (eg keyboard, mouse, microphone)

Years 5 and 6:

• computer network: a collection of interconnected computer systems which ‘talk’ to each other by exchanging data
• internet: a huge global computer network
• decomposition: the process of breaking down a task into smaller, more-manageable parts
• repetition: to repeat the execution of certain instructions
• selection: choosing to execute one set of instructions over another
• variable: a value that can be set and changed throughout the running of a program (eg a timer, a score, a number of lives left)
• simulation: modelling a real-world or imaginary situation
• world wide web: ‘www’ or ‘web’ for short is a collection of web pages of digital content found on the internet

For your discussions at home, think about the learning that has happened in your Computing lessons. What was your favourite lesson and why? Refer to the list of vocabulary for your year group.