Category Archives: Computing

Time to type!



In Computing we are continuing our work on learning to touch type, using TypingClub. It is easy for the first few levels to cheat and use a few fingers but having correct hand position build really good habits!  It may be slower at first but later you will find it very use full for using all the keys

Typing Positions


Can’t touch it!


One of the tricky things to do is learning to type!  Just like writing with a pen and paper proper typing skills make work much quicker and easier as you don’t need to think about where the letters are.

So over the next few weeks we will be learning to touch type.  It would be really good if you can practice at home as it will help you become even better.

You will need to login using your school Gmail account.


Gathering Ideas


This half term in computing we are going to use our film making skills to make a promotional video for the school. Here are some examples below.

Before we can make our film we need to gather ideas about what would be good on a film about our school. So as a class we are going to make an ideas wall.




Computing test!


Yes this week you have a test in computing!  Just like other subjects sometimes I need to test if you have understood what we have covered.

So today I want you to log on to your e-mail account and send me a message!

The message must be correctly formatted – (Full stops, capital letter, proper sign off (Signature?))

I would like you to send me a picture of your favourite animal  (Take care to find a royalty free image) and say why you like it so much.




Be safe… be seen. (well almost!)


Adding a picture to our Google account really helps other users find us, but is it safe?


For some online systems like Facebook it can help people find and friend people that we know in real life.  However you can only have Facebook from the age of 13!

From our earlier work on internet safety we need to think carefully before we put images and information online.  Our school e-mail already has our name, school and so adding a picture is a step too far.

BUT we want to make it easy for our friends so we can add a picture of ourselves… Just not a photograph but an AVATAR.

An avatar is an image or symbol that represents you in the online world.  Today we are going to make our own avatar using one of the websites below.  This image is what we can use to be our Google profile picture.

When we have made our avatar we have a big decision to make with some websites…  Do we give our e-mail address to them to download the image?

What do you think we should do?