Giffard Park Computing

Instructions Online!

After lots of weeks of working with the Beebots, year 1 went online to see if they could also program characters on a screen. This gets a bit more tricky, as you have to imagine which way they are and... Continue Reading →


A New Language!

This week, year 5 were given a completely new challenge. They had to take all the learning which they'd down in Scratch, and apply it to a completely new programming language! The language they were using was called Swift and... Continue Reading →

Wires and more!

At Microbit Mayhem this week, we tried our hand at using lots of different electronics. This meant we could use sensors and lights and lots of other parts. It was tricky as we're very new to programming the Microbits, but... Continue Reading →

Animate your Name!

This week year 4 were asked to create a program with a specific purpose. It wasn't enough to 'accidentally' make something happen - they had to have a plan! We wanted to animate our names to show something about us... Continue Reading →

Round and Round and Round

This week in years 2 and 3 we learned about something super exciting called a 'loop'. This is really important in programming as it stops you having to waste time. It was really important to us too as it meant... Continue Reading →

Programs! Programs!

We have been leaning about programming and algorithms for quite a while now and we wanted to see if we could use our skills in lots of different ways. This week we were working collaboratively and practicing our sharing, as... Continue Reading →

Alphabet Roads

Last week we continued on our journey towards our Probot drivers license by learning to program the car to drive around T junctions and Y junctions. This week we explored what other letters the cars could make and used felt... Continue Reading →

What can you make it do?

We started out working together and trying to get the Bee-Bot to visit the animals. Sometimes working out the turns was tricky. Today we left Bee-Bot and Code-a-pillar out and encouraged the children to use them how they wanted to.... Continue Reading →

What’s good?

This week we were working on evaluating other people's Scratch projects so we could consider what we would like our projects to be like. We started off looking at one together, like this: And then we went off exploring to... Continue Reading →

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