Some of the children in Nursery have been using the computers to research about fire and chopsticks. They were able to look at pictures to make their own fire and also watched videos about how to use chopsticks.
Children in reception have been researching about where they live and about animals they want to find more about. They have used Google Earth to find out about where they live and have used Google to look at pictures and videos about animals they want to know more about.
Some of the children have been able to move the beebot around the maze using the controls on the computer. They have been able to select the arrows using the mouse to turn the beebot and also move it forwards and backwards.
Year 1 have been using the new beebot maze creators. The children can make their own beebot maze using the smaller pieces of wood and then program the beebot to move around the maze in smaller instructions. They had the challenge of writing the algorithm for the whole maze and the children could de-bug their beebot if it did not reach the finish.
Year 2 have been linking their computing lessons to their topic ‘Art Around the World’. They used Google Earth to look at Dereham and surrounding areas such as Norwich. The next lesson they looked at places in the England and then finally they explored different countries around the World. They really enjoyed finding familiar places such as McDonalds, Tescos, Disneyland Paris and the Eiffel Tower.