Colville Primary School

Colville Primary School

This is a warm and welcoming school in which pupils are kept safe and behave well.

Ofsted 2013

Pupils respond well to the good teaching within the school to actively participate in lessons.

Ofsted 2013

The strong leadership of the headteacher and governors has created a dedicated and enthusiastic team. Members of staff are proud to work at this school.

Ofsted 2013

Early Years Foundation Stage

The teaching of children in EYFS is good and, children make at least good progress.

Ofsted 2013

Key Stage 1:

Pupils reach standards that are now above the national average in writing and reading and well above in mathematics.

Ofsted 2013

Key Stage 2:

Pupils leave with standards that are well above the national average in reading and above in mathematics.

Ofsted 2013

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Computing Corner

These sections of the website are a way to keep in touch with what your child has been learning in Computing lessons. It will also allow your child to expand and build upon what they have been doing in class when they are at home.

Computers are becoming an essential tool for everyone. We understand the great benefits of computers – as well as the importance of online safety. We believe that - as long as children are given the right tools and guidance - they can enjoy computers and the internet in a safe, educational manner.

On this page, you will find a list of general website links which your child can use to expand their skills and knowledge of computers. You will also find out some information about staying safe online in the 'Parents' section of our website.

Santa Tracker (designed by Google)

The clever team at Google have created a host of wonderful games for children to enjoy over this festive period. Some introduce computer programming concepts, enhance problem solving skills or allow children to experiment with digital design. Others are just good fun. Play them while they are still available!

https://santatracker.google.com/intl/en/village.html

Also, here's the link to our Chrismas Disco mannequin challenge: http://bit.ly/2hQlAIj

 

Scratch

https://scratch.mit.edu/

Scratch is a programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. Scratch is designed and maintained by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab.

Get yourself a Scratch account  (with a parent or carer's permission) and carry on your programming, animating or game designing at home!

Year 2 - Make a Racing Game project

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/130375480/#player

You can even see a sample of the children's work by visiting our Colville Computing Studio studio:

Colville Computing Studio

https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/1511572/

This is an area of the Scratch where you can view samples of the students' Computing work. Projects are selected for the Colville Computing Studio if they display creativity, effort, technical ability and are fun and enjoyable. It is a great way to share high quality work with you at home.

Suitability: KS1 KS2

Hour of Code

https://code.org/learn

An important part of the Computing curriculum nowadays is Computer Programming. This is a fantastic skill which allows your child to create animations, games and websites at school. It could also be the spark of interest which compels them to seek a career as a programmer of software developer. The free-to-use website Hour of Code is a series of games which act as tutorials, familiarising your child with programming languages and concepts. It’s also a lot of fun! I recommend the Angry Birds Classic maze for EYFS students. It helps with logical thinking and problem solving – and you will be impressed how quickly they pick it up!

Angry Birds – Classic Maze

https://studio.code.org/hoc/1

Suitability: EYFS KS1 KS2

Star Wars Hour of Code - https://code.org/starwars

Suitability: KS1 KS2

Lightbot

https://lightbot.com/hocflash.html

Lightbot is a fun way to learn the basics of computer programming; by creating a sequence of commands that tell Lightbot what to do.

Suitability: KS1 KS2

W3 Schools html

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http://www.w3schools.com/html/default.asp

We use the W3 Schools page when we are teaching the children how to program a basic HTML website (in Year 4 and 5). It includes simple tutorials on how to add text and images etc. Your child may want to explore the website to see if they can teach themselves how to do something new. They may already know how to add headings, paragraphs and images. Why don’t you ask them to show you how to do this using the following link: http://www.w3schools.com/html/tryit.asp?filename=tryhtml_images_mountain

Suitability: KS2

 

Tynker (Hour of Code)

https://www.tynker.com/hour-of-code/

Tynker is a website of coding activities that allows children to discover the basics of computer programming by following step-by-step instructions. There are a number of activities for different ages, though some are only accessible by subscribing.

Suitability: EYFS KS1 KS2

Sploder

http://www.sploder.com/free-game-creator.php

Sploder is an excellent online video game maker. It is free to join, as long as you register with a valid email address. It is less coding-based and focuses more on placing objects and enemies in an environment to try to design levels of increasing difficulty. It will get children familiar with elements of game design (and will mean they can create games, not just play them!)

Bomomo

www.bomomo.com

Bomomo is a fun, free alternative painting website. Very simple to use.

Suitability: EYFS KS1 KS2

Be Funky (Photo Editor)

 

www.befunky.com/create

Be funky is a wonderful piece of free photo editing software that works in a browser – no downloading required. Very child-friendly, but with lots of things to add and edit, including changing the colours, brightness, contrast, as well as adding effects and textures or even stickers. Easy to use but can yield fantastic results. We have even used it with Reception students!

Suitability: EYFS KS1 KS2

Geokone

http://app.geokone.net/

Geokone is a simple website that allows you to quickly create geometric designs. Does crash sometimes but fun to experiment with.

Suitability: KS1 KS2

 

Marvel Comic Maker

http://marvel.com/games/play/34/create_your_own_comic

Have an aspiring Stan Lee in your household? A great comic book maker that allows you to drag and drop characters, backgrounds and speech bubbles onto the panels to create a super hero comic book. Very popular and free! Includes all of your favourite heroes, such as Wolverine, Iron Man and the Hulk.

Suitability: KS1 KS2

Soundation - (Music)

https://chrome.soundation.com/

Budding DJ or music producer? Soundation is free, doesn’t require downloading, and it allows anyone to create music by dragging and dropping audio loops into a timeline. Your child will be dropping some heavy beats in no time. We use this in class so your child may already know how to use it. Let them show off their skills.

Requires: Google Chrome web browser

Suitability: KS2

 

Online Sequencer - (Music)

 

http://onlinesequencer.net/

Online Sequencer is a fun way to create digital music on the internet.

Cryptography (Code-breaking)

https://alexvscoding.itch.io/morse

A morse code game in which you must destroy enemy warplanes and ships.

Suitability: KS2

 

Safe Search

Safe Search - http://primaryschoolict.com/

Safe Search is a search engine (like Google) that is designed to be suitable for families, by filtering its results. The image search function is a really fun way to find pictures with your child. However, no filtering system can 100% guarantee that inappropriate content will not appear in the results. Certainly more suitable for children than Google. (For more information about online safety, see our E-Safety section under the PARENTS heading on this website.)

ABCya

http://www.abcya.com/

Great educational games for a range of ages.

Seaquence

http://seaquence.org/

Create musical lifeforms and experiment.

Early Years / Foundation Stage websites

 

Below is a list of easy-to-use, fun and educational websites that Early Years and Key Stage 1 children can enjoy.

ABCya - http://www.abcya.com/

TVO Kids - http://www.tvokids.com/games

PBS Kids - http://pbskids.org/

Owlieboo - http://www.owlieboo.com/educational-games.php

Poisson Rouge - https://www.poissonrouge.com/free/

Kiddle (search engine) - http://www.kiddle.co/

Minimouse - http://minimouse.us/

CBBC Games - http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/games