This term has been a busy term for our Key Stage 3 Computing classes. Year 7 have been learning about all aspects of online safety, including how to be safe when using social media and also learning about viruses and how they can prevent getting viruses on their devices. The girls then produced a group presentation. There were some fantastic presentations and well-prepared drama pieces. We are now learning about computer programming, exploring all the elements of scratch, and this is going to end with the girls designing and creating their own scratch game, including variables and a variety of scripts. Year 8 have been looking at how to use the internet and the different search techniques available to them. They have learnt about primary and secondary research and have used these different skills to create a leaflet all about aliens. There have been some well-planned and created alien leaflets. Well done, girls! We are now learning about binary, hexadecimal and python programming techniques. Next term will see the girls being creative by creating a stop frame animation. I look forward to sharing this work with you in the new year. Year 9 have created a magazine using Publisher and have been looking at primary and secondary research skills. There have been some amazing magazines planned and created. We are now learning about python programming and building on the skills learnt last year. The new year will see the girls looking at technology and future technologies. They will be expected to plan a new piece of technology to make lives easier.
Curriculum Leader for C.A.T. Faculty