ICT and computing

Whilst the schools are shut you can still keep coding and programming.  You can create a free account on Scratch https://scratch.mit.edu and program a sprite to move and talk. Make sure to share your learning with your teacher.
 
code.org are also a great website to look at for lot of coding activities.  https://code.org/learn
 
There are also some ideas for activities without a computer https ://igamemom.com/kids-activities-learn-coding-without-computer/
 
Maybe you could type a letter to a family member you haven't seen for a while? You could create a picture on Paint, can you save it and edit it? Why not use a device to take photos, can you save them? 
 
Is there something that really interests you, ask an adult if you can go online and research it. You could use the information to make a non-fiction leaflet or poster. Maybe you could copy and paste pictures on it too-make sure they are free to use though and don't have copyrights! 
 
I would also love to see some online safety tip posters too. 
 
I know a lot of you will  be keeping in touch with one another on-line but please do make sure you are remembering those on-line safety rules and are being safe, kind and that an adult knows you are online. If you see something you do not like please do tell a trusted adult straight away. 
 
If you want to share anything upload it to your portfolios on ClassDojo and your teacher can tell me about it! 
Safer Internet Day 2020!
 
What a busy day we had this year! We were lucky enough to have PC Mike Small in school all day. He spent time talking to both the parents and children. PC Mike was impressed with the questions the children asked him, some were very challenging! They asked questions ranging from cyber bullying to streaming and piracy. 
In classes we had lots of different activities going on, we had role play, games and designing their own safe space on line. 
 
In the parents talk I shared some pages that would be really useful for finding out about apps and games your child may be using. Here are the links to them...

Https://parentzone.org.uk/advice/parent-guides 

https://commonsensemedia.org

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers

http://nationalonlinesafety.com/guides/online-safety-tips-for-children

and also follow National Online Safety on Facebook for more tips!

 

We also had Radio Suffolk in to talk to PC Mike Small, Mrs Allum and some children and parents. Have a listen ... (2hrs 24mins)

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p080zk3f

 

Computing at Dale Hall is taught in a cross curricular way. Through the immersive curriculum children are given the opportunity to explore and understand how technology works and the different ways we use technology, not only within the school but in the wider world too. We give children the opportunity to develop and enhance their coding skills and by the time they leave Dale Hall they will be confident at predicting possible problems and will intuitively debug their programming. We aim to provide our children experiences with different types of technology to enable them to learn new skills. Learning is be presented and broadened with the use of technology. Online safety education is interwoven through their learning, ensuring that our children are aware of why it is important to stay safe online, how to do so and also what to do if they are faced with a problem.

Technology is exciting and always changing, therefore we aim to provide the children of Dale Hall with an exciting and evolving experience in ICT at school.