ICT Club

Contained on this page are various pieces of work created by pupils at Glenmere during their ICT club. All clubs are run by Mr. Chapman.
Work includes: Website creation, programming, PowerPoint/Word skills and image manipulation.

After school ICT Clubs – 2015/2016
Children from all year groups were given the opportunity to attend an after school ICT Club. The clubs were split into Key Stage 1 (KS1) and Key Stage 2 (KS2), with many children wishing to attend. Activities are age appropriate in each club and are designed to give the children a taster of something they may not encounter, during a normal Computing/ICT lesson at Glenmere. Select pieces of work are shown below.

KS1: BBC Micro Bit Programming
The children were introduced to the Micro Bit, shown a few, basic way to program it to display numbers or text and then how to create a beating heart animation. They then saved their work by Screen Clipping it, into Word.

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KS2: BBC Micro Bit Programming
Key Stage 2 children were also introduced to the Micro Bit and shown the basics. They were then able to create a smiley face image once the program was run and alter the image to a sad face, if they pressed the ‘A’ button. They were able to switch back to the smiley face by pressing the ‘B’ button. This was intended to teach the children about input control.

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KS2 children have also been learning about variables and loops on the Micro Bit. They created a program which checked a variable they created called ‘Number’ to see if it was between 0 and 10. If the number was between 0 and 10, the script would loop round until we met our stop condition, which was the number 10. The children added a ‘forever’ block to make the program run until we decided to stop it, therefore making the Micro Bit display the numbers 0 to 10, over and over. This activity was to show the children we can achieve an outcome, while being efficient with our instructions.

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Website Creation – 2015/2016
Children in Year 5 at Glenmere Primary School and Langmoor Primary School have been learning about Website creation. Pupils have been taught how to create a basic Web page with a header, navigation and content area. They achieved this through learning about divisions (divs) which defines a section of the page and is used to group block elements which are then styled accordingly, such as width, height and background colour etc.
They have been taught how to link an external style sheet to their Web page and the importance of this, which controls the colour, style and positioning of elements and text, all from one file.

Glenmere children’s Websites

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Langmoor children’s Website

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Microsoft Small Basic Programming – 2015/2016
Children in Year 5 at both Glenmere and Langmoor Primary School have been learning Small Basic for the first time. They were introduced to the basics, such as, programming the computer to display text on the screen, but then moved onto learning about variables and IF statements, which helped them to create a hard coded calculator program (where the numbers are set in the program code and cannot be changed), as shown in Example 1 and a dynamic calculator (where the user inputs two numbers and the type of operation they want performed on them) as shown in Example 2.

Example 1
Hard coded calculator program and Source Code

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Example 2
Traditional calculator program and Source Code

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Microsoft Small Basic Programming
Year 5 children have been learning to program in Microsoft Small Basic. They have been taught how to output a basic line of text such as “Hello, everyone!” They then moved onto learning what a variable is, and how the variable could be anything, as it is set by a user inputting data. The children created a program where the user has to answer a question, such as, “What is your favourite computer game?” then they had to make the program output a suitable reply, containing their answer, such as, “I also like GameNameHere” (See example 1 below).

We’ve also learnt about “If” statements, where based on conditions set into the program, the output is based on the users input. We created a temperature program, where it asked for the temperature, and based on the users input, the output message would change (See example 2 below).

Jack H – Year 5 – Example 1
Computer Game Variable program
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Tom B – Year 5 – Example 2
Temperature Variable program
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Website Creation
Pupils have been taught how to create a basic Web page containing a heading, information, an image and a hyperlink to a Website on the Internet.
They have been taught how to link an external style sheet to their Web page and the importance of this, which controls the colour, style and positioning of text, all from one file.

Amelia B – Year 5
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Amelia’s Webpage

Joseph S – Year 4
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Joseph’s Webpage

Tansie C – Year 5
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Tansie’s Webpage

Emma S – Year 4
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Emma’s Webpage

Bethany H – Year 4
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Bethany’s Webpage

Ben S – Year 4
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Ben’s Webpage

Jack M – Year 4
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Jack’s Webpage

Harry W – Year 5
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Harry’s Webpage

Alfie P – Year 4
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Alfie’s Webpage

Tom W – Year 4
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Tom’s Webpage

PowerPoint Posters
Year 3 children were asked to choose something they found of interest, or liked, such as an Xbox or a breed of dog.
They were then asked to create a poster, in PowerPoint, which included a title, information about their chosen interest as well as pictures.
The children were made aware of design principles, such as the need of a legible font, colour choices, for background and text and the importance of not leaving large, empty spaces on the poster.
Some of the children also explored using picture and artistic effects on their images, to make them more attractive.

Aisling – Year 3
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Aisling’s Greyhound Poster

Emily – Year 3
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Emily’s Beagle Poster

Lucas – Year 3
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Lucas’ Xbox Poster

Emmie – Year 3
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Emmie’s Teddy Bear Poster

Sam – Year 3
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Sam’s Dalmatian Poster

Thomas – Year 3
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Thomas’ Hudl Poster

Isaac – Year 3
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Isaac’s Greyhound Poster

Web Based Feedback/Contact Form Creation
Children in Year 4 have been taught how to create a web based form, which displays the users input upon successful submission.
They have been taught how to inset input fields, text areas and buttons as well as how to position these on the web page along with supporting text. They were also taught how to style these various elements and the importance of this.
The children were made aware of font and colour choices, and iteratively updated their web pages, changing the colours and fonts numerous times to get the best combination.
Finally, the children were shown how to submit information entered onto their web forms, and how to process this, generating suitable error messages should they be needed or displaying the information entered should all conditions be met successfully.

Alfie – Year 4
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Alfie’s Web Form

Oliver – Year 4
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Oliver’s Web Form

Jack – Year 4
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Jack’s Web Form

Tom – Year 4
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Tom’s Web Form

Jacob – Year 4
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Jacob’s Web Form