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Hour of Code

This week our KS3 and KS4 students are using code.org for their Hour Of Code. They are all enjoying programming Elsa and Anna – even the boys!!  

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September 2014

The new school year is fast approaching and plans are afoot for a (yet another) new Computing/ICT curricululm at SSSC. All students will have a chance to create a HTML5 app about e-Safety using Blippit and will also extend their … Continue reading

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Year 8 taking apart an eMac!

To understand how computers work Year 8 are taking apart an eMac – I don’t think it will work again!

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Algorithms

What is an algorithm? A series of precise instructions to achieve a purpose. Can we create them? We created instructions to “program” Mr Parry to make a jam sandwich – see how we did … Programming Mr Parry

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New School Year

The new school year has started and QR codes have started to appear around the school as the students learn what they are and how to create them. Year 8 are making a QR code treasure hunt for the Infants … Continue reading

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Computer Hardware

KS3 have been investigating computer hardware. They have used an app called Skitch on the iPads to take and then label photos. They have discovered what connections there are on the outside of a computer. They have then took apart a computer and a … Continue reading

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Space Invaders using Play Doh

We had fun using the makey makey to play space invaders together. We made controllers out of play doh.

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BCS Bursary

As a school, we were successful in obtaining a bursary from the British Computing Society (BCS). The plan is to use the money to buy some new hardware so that we can introduce more programming across the whole school – … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Computing Science Blog

This blog will detail the introduction of computer science within the school. Mainly as a result of a £1000 bursary from the British Computer Society. BCS Bursary

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