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Hello! We hope you enjoyed the second week of our Home teaching programme.

We've again been receiving some great pictures of the activities you were working on last week. Ben Garside and his children - twins Evie and Daniel - sent us some lovely Scratch screen shots. It looks like they've created a rock band and sent a rocket into space!

If you want to see your project featured in next week's article, tag @WeAreComputing on Twitter, or send us an email with your pictures.  

Week 3 activities

To all teachers and parents reading this: don't be afraid to start from the beginning of multi-week lessons if you've just come across us!

Key Stage 1

  • In our unplugged Create Patterns activity, children are asked to spot and create patterns using coloured shapes to develop their understanding of algorithms. They then check if their algorithms work through evaluation and debugging.

Key Stage 2

  • Our spook-tacular Ghostbusters resource sets you the fiendish task of making your own ghost-catching game in Scratch!

Key Stage 3

  • Check out our awesome Turtle Race resource: use loops in Scratch to draw a race track and then race with Donatello, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael, and any other turtle friends you want to create.

  • If you're more into app development, check out week 3 of our multi-lesson series for programming your own app.

  • Our exciting new Cybersecurity unit of work launches this week. Learn about the value your data has to organisations and cybercriminals!

Key Stage 4

  • Introducing a new course: Maths & Logic in Computer Science. You will build your understanding of a range of topics, including using logic and mathematical operators in programming, and converting numbers to binary. You will also become more comfortable with the concepts of logical operators, truth tables, and logic gates.

  • We also have another new course called Networks. Explore the role networks play in your daily life, learn about the differences between LANs and WANs, and get to grips with common network topologies.

Key Stage 5