Making a Video
Try using a phone or tablet to make their own video. It could be an instructional video, a video of their favourite things or just a video to say hello.
There's lot of information and activities on the bbc website. These video and activities help children to understand what computing it and the language it involves.
Barefoot are a fantastic company, working alongside BT, who make lots of different computing resources for children.
Try some of their interactive activities linked to coding. Year 1 could try Barefoot Zoo or Colourful Kits. Just click the links below:
In computing, we look at algorithms, patterns and debugging. These are all terms used in creating a computer program. When we explain an algorithm to the class, we compare it to a list of instructions. When explaining debugging, we compare it to fixing a problem.
Try the algorithm activity below. All the children need to do is create some instructions to make their own character. Someone else then needs to follow those instructions and draw the character.
If the character does not turn out the same, we then `debug` the `algorithm`. We check back and see which instruction is not clear.
The activity is explained in more detail in the resources below.