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Computing - Digital Leaders Blog

Welcome to the Digital Leaders Blog Page!


Meet our Digital Leaders:


Y4: Zack, Harry, Luay, Ryan, Humza, Usman

Y5: Leja, Michalina, Evie, Abeenash, Justin, Sara

Y6: Daniel, Ruby, Leon, Emily, Liliana, Oscar


We meet weekly to add text, video and images, to show you what we have been learning in Computing, this term.

We hope you enjoy reading about the Computing skills Northgate pupils are developing!


Annabel Pribelszki - Computing Teacher




Year 1 are learning how to log in, open and save documents.

They are developing their mouse skills to drag and drop text and images within a PowerPoint.

Y1 are learning to group objects, label them and to say which group has more/less/most/least.





Year 2 have been exploring how music can make them think and feel. They made patterns and used them to make music with both percussion instruments and digital tools. They created different rhythms and tunes, using the movement of animals for inspiration. Y2 shared their creations and compared creating music digitally and non-digitally.



In Year three this year, the children have been using iMotion which is an easy app to use making the things we draw or make come to life. They have been drawing stick men and learning to make it go faster and slower. Y3 took a photo bit by bit, so the end result would look like them moving. Please watch the videos the children made. 

By Emily Y6



In Year 4 we have been learning how to use data loggers and probes. For the probes we have measured temperature and for the data loggers we have been measuring temperature, db and lux. When we put the probes in the freezer the temperature became lower and when we put the probes in hot water the temperature went up. When we measured db outside it was high but inside it was quiet and the last thing we measured was lux and we went around the school to see how much lux there is in each area.

By Ryan


We have been learning about probes and data loggers. The probes only measure the temperature but the data loggers measure the light/lux, volume and temperature. We can connect the probes and data loggers to an iPad. We put the probes in the hot and cold water and measured the temperature. We also put them in ice. The iPad created a graph to show how the temperature changed.



In Year 4 we have been learning how to use data loggers and probes.

The probes are for checking the temperature and is really useful and the then the data loggers, they are used for sound, brightness and temperature. We used them for lots of different experiments and we all enjoyed it. When we used the probes, we saw the temperature go up and down. We went outside and the numbers were so high.

By Harry


In Year 4 we have been learning about data loggers. We measured the temperature, db and lux. When we put the data logger in the freezer the temperature went down but when we put the data logger in the sun the temperature went up by a lot. Lux=how much light is in a square meter. Db=how much volume there is. Celsius= how hot it is in that area.

By Zack


Year 4 have been learning about data loggers and how they work. Lightness and darkness is called lux. Lux shows you how light or dark it is. In year 4 Rowan class we put our data logger next to the sun and it got 8000 lux. Decibels is volume and it could be loud or quiet. Celsius is the temperature hot or cold.


Luay's Data Logging

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Harry's Data Logging

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Humza's Data Logging

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In computing, we have been learning how to use graphs and collect data about the Titanic. We look for victims and survivors, who was the oldest passenger, where they boarded, what class they were in and who the captain was. Also, we used pie charts, vertical bar charts and horizontal bar charts and once we had the answers we went onto a power point and wrote the answers. To show which chart was easier we had to use the snipping tool and snip the chart out, then pasted it onto the power point.

By Leja


In Year 5, we have been learning about databases using j2e data. We had a chart with all the passengers of the Titanic and whether they died or not, their age, where they boarded. We made bar charts and pie charts to show the amount of people were under 10 for example. We also looked at a database with countries (not all the countries) and we were given questions about the populations and area of the countries. We also learnt to use the snipping tool to snip out pictures of bar charts and pie charts and put them on PowerPoints.

-By Michalina


In computing, we have been learning about graphs using the Titanic as the subject. J2 database is a very fun site where you can learn about different subjects like what countries use euros or the population. On J2 database you can have a 3d effect. My favourite chart is the pie chart with the 3d effect. There are different charts like a bar chart, pie chart, and horizontal bar charts. When we answer the questions for the Titanic we snip the chart we used and paste it onto the PowerPoint.

By Evie


In Year 5, this term we have been learning about databases. We have been using to use different graphs including Bar graphs, line graphs, pie charts and even in 3D. We have been using the databases on the Titanic and different countries. In our recent lesson we did flight databases and going on multiple websites including EasyJet, Qatar Airways, Emirates and more!

By Justin 


In Year 5, we have been doing databases about the Titanic. Databases are when like countries are put in a database and their population, currency and area. The website is called There are different charts like bar chart, pie chart and horizontal bar charts. We learned about the snipping  tool. The snipping tool is when you snip it and then it will paste.

By Abeenash


In computing we have been learning how to use graphs in 3D and colour. We also have been learning about the Titanic. We have been looking for victims and survivors, age and more. We then went on a power point to type in the info. After a while we went on airline websites. We chose British airways, it said where from and where to.  Then we saw how much it cost and how much time to reach there.

By Sara

Year 5 Databases Learning.m4v

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Microbit is a coding website where you can make music, code lights and more. You can buy a microbit and you can plug the microbit into your laptop/computer and you can code the microbit with the lights and sounds. You get a grid and if you click on a square it lights up. (It the same with the music.)

By Daniel


Micro-bit is a free website that allows people to code even if they don’t have much experience. You can do a lot! From making a game, to even making a melody. It also has a very simple design and is easy to get used to.



Last week we started to use a new programme called microbit. On this website you can instruct a robot to make different patterns of music, or make it flash LEDs. There are already made pictures of things for example: a heart, a ghost or even a giraffe, but microbit lets you make your own photo if you click on basic. Then drag the instruction ‘show LEDs’ and highlight each block. Last week we focused on three sections, basic, music and input. Another cool thing about microbit is that you can create a lot of different thing to flash across the screen and you can buy a microbit which you can connect to your device. It would light up and make sounds.



Last week in Year six we have been starting to use an app called MakeCode microbit which is a free website that allows you to make or play music and make pictures of any kind. You can code it to say hello and more and you can design loads more other things. Also, make it move like shake and tilt left. Go try the app, you will enjoy it.




We’ve been using a website called Tinkercad to create 3D models of different objects. Also to use measurements to create shapes with different width, height and length. We’ve been using our skills to create a house with different furniture and floor plans. We used a tool called the group tool to group two different shapes/objects to make a completely new shape. We can ungroup that current shape to get back the 2+ objects that we grouped together. We used a YouTube tutorial to figure out how to make a keyring, where we had to use various measurements then we could decorate it with shapes, our names etc. The last thing we did with Tinkercad was making a photo frame. We could make it vertical or horizontal. We rotated the frame so we could make a stand for the frame. We could also decorate the frame to make it look realistic. In conclusion Tinkercad was a great website where we could practically do anything. It was an amazing experience.

By Lilianna


We have been learning how to create shapes, key rings and how to group shapes together.

You can group shapes by putting two shapes next to one another, then high lighting the two shapes and then click group.

Also, we have learnt to create a pencil pot.

By Daniel


In year six this year, we have been learning about Tinkercad. Tinkercad is a free, easy-to-use app for 3D design.

We have been doing loads of 3D shapes and changing the sizes from small to big. We have been creating keyrings by using many shapes and pencil holders too. Also we have learned how to make holes in shapes. Please enjoy watching the  videos of our creations.

By Emily


In computing class this year we have been learning about Tinkercad! Tinkercad is a free, online 3D modeling program, known for its simplicity and ease of use. We have made keyrings (see videos) and have learned how to use the program in general. Our year has also made pencil pots, we have not all finished them as of yet. Hopefully we all finish them soon!

By Leon


We have been learning how to create shapes, key rings and pencil pots and build houses. Also, you can put the shapes together then you have to highlight the shape then you click the group  button to connect the shapes. You can make a house or a key ring or pencil pot.

By Ruby


Y6 3D Modelling using Tinkercad

Y6 3D Modelling using Tinkercad

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