Following on from last year's introduction to the basics of 'Block coding', the children develop their skills to make their own game. This involves creating characters and backgrounds who react IF something happens to them (eg touch another character or find the treasure). They learn to trouble shoot glitches and solve problems when the game goes wrong! This year we are lucky to have a workshop about coding from some expert visitors as well as welcome Mark Sanderson to our classroom at Christmas time to create a digital Christmas card.
To link with the Statistics topic in maths, Y5 learn how to make a graph using Excel. After this we continue to examine the basic skills of Excel and understand what all of the different parts are called and why a spreadsheet is so quick and versatile to deal with lots of information and calculations.