Category Archives: Computing

What game do we want to make?


This half term in computing we are going to write (program) a game…  But what sort?  Play the games below before as a class we have a vote to decide!

Memory Game – Simon.

On Scratch!


More traditional style of racing game – needs work! 


Car racing from above


Two player racing game.

Remember good programmers will have listed the instructions in the box – so before you ask Mr Connolly – READ!





Hour of Code.


Hour of code

As a school we are really taking a full part in the Hour of Code week.  I am expecting that Year 6 will definitely be enthusiastic about the challenge and you can apply the skills you learned last year when you wrote your own Scratch Game, but this time you will be using a text based language called Python!

As we learned last year you don’t always manage to get your program right first time so one part of BEST you really need to do in coding is S – stick at it! Before you ask your teacher for help there is a lot you can do for yourself – the VIRTUAL STUCK STATION!

The program will give you help so use them! Also if your code is wrong the computer will give you hints so you know what you are missing!
Best of luck

Mr Connolly
The Code Master!
Take me to the challenge

Staying safe online.


With the start of the new school year we revisit all we have learned about internet safety and how as we get older it is still relevant, in fact as we get even more competent with a computer we can do far more so come in contact with far more people in the digital world.

We know that in school we have filters and monitoring software that is used to keep us safe but sometimes even with these in place we need to TELL an adult when we feel uncomfortable.

Remember our school computer rules.

  • Don’t switch off the program or close the screen.
  • Only use technology when you are supervised by an adult.
  • Close the laptop or turn over an iPad.
  • Tell an Adult.

But we don’t just use computers in school we use them outside, where there aren’t as many filters in place.

BBC Newsround – Online Safety Special