In Computing, Year Two have been learning all about photography. To begin, the children looked at a range of devices. With their partner, they decided which devices could be used to take a photo and which couldn’t.  Next, the boys and girls learned how to take a good quality photograph. They had to


This week in Computing, the children have been creating vector drawing using computer software. Vector drawings are drawings made on a computer using lines and shapes. We looked at some examples of vector drawings as a class and how these skills could lead into a career as a graphic designer.  We w


All of Year One have been enjoying learning about the Hindu festival of Diwali as part of their RE lessons.  They learnt that Diwali is the festival of light and it is celebrated by lighting Diva lamps, giving presents and sweets and enjoying fireworks.  Rangoli patterns are created outside houses


This half term, Year Two have been learning about information technology (IT) in computing. They found out that IT is a computer or something that works with a computer. First, the children found out about different types of IT that we use in school. They looked around the classroom and thought abou


Many years ago, computing in schools was about teaching children how to type and to use PowerPoint, Whilst these are still important skills, there is so much more on offer with the current curriculum at Harlow Green. One of the school’s curriculum drivers is ‘Possibilities’ and in computing the chil


Over the past couple of weeks, the children in Year 3 have learnt about digital devices and how they need an input, a process, and an output. This week, the children have been learning about the advantages and disadvantages of digital devices. We explored the idea of drawing on paper and drawing on


Across this term, Year 5 have been investigating programming in Scratch. Previously, the children set conditions using ‘IF, THEN, ELSE’ functions and used different true or false outcomes such as changing the colour of a sprite, changing the background and changing the size of different characters.


After the excitement of residential, both Year Six classes were lucky enough to work with staff from Gateshead Library Services, this week, to make the chariots they had made in DT interactive. The children used their coding skills on Scratch and makey makeys to create a circuit linked to their char


In Year 3, the children have been using the program Scratch to develop their coding skills. They have explored creating code to move the sprite and altered the costume of their sprites. The boys and girls have identified that event blocks enable them to start a program in different ways. This has en


Over this half term, some Year One children have been taking part in a STEM club, specifically using Lego. Each week the children have learnt about a different STEM career, with linking attributes and putting their skills into practise. First the children found out about civil engineers and mechanic