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Year 7 - KS3

Curriculum Map

Half Term

Unit of Work

Home Study

Autumn 1

Network essentials

Digital Literacy – Presentation Skills

All students access and submit Computer Science class work using a website called classroom.  Students should logon to Google Classroom from home to complete any outstanding class work.

Task 1: Write a letter to your teacher using either Microsoft word or Google Docs.  Your letter should cover the following

  1. Some information about yourself
  2. What you think of Mosslands so far – how is it different to primary school ?
  3. Who your form tutor is
  4. What your favourite lessons are
  5. If you could give your primary school self one piece of advice about starting at Mosslands, what would it be ?

Task 2: Create a poster using either Microsoft Publisher or Google Docs to advertise Mosslands School to local primary schools.

Task 3: Create a presentation all about STEAM at Mosslands.  You should have a slide about each of the subjects that make up STEAM.  Explain why each of the subjects is useful in industry.  Also give your views about which subjects interest you the most.   If you don’t have access to a computer you can do this on paper.

Task 4: Use the website www.Howsecureismypassword.net   to check the security of your passwords.

Task 5: Create a poster that provides tips about how to keep your online accounts secure.  If you don’t have access to a computer you can do this on paper.

Autumn 2

 

 

E-safety

All students access and submit Computer Science class work using a website called classroom.  Students should logon to Google Classroom from home to complete any outstanding class work.

Task 1:

Create a fake text message conversation with a friend using https://ifaketextmessage.com/ and pretend you are giving them some advice and support:

Scenario 1 – About how to keep their phone protected
Scenario 2 –  They are being cyberbullied

You can do this task on paper if you prefer.

Task 2:

Visit the sites https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/ and https://www.childline.org.uk/

Familiarise yourself with what help and support is available. You can get advice about a number of issues affecting young people online.

In particular, spend time looking at:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/11_13/
https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/
https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/games/

Watch videos and read some of the articles.

Task 3:

Go to the BBC Newsround website and find 3 different news stories that are relevant to e-safety.  Paste these into a document and write a comment about each one.  What do YOU think ?

Task 4: Write your own imaginary news report about the dangers of cyberbullying.

Task 5:

Use the website https://www.storyboardthat.com/ to create a story about someone who is s victim of cyberbullying and how they overcome it.  If you prefer to do this on paper – you can draw your own comic strip for this task instead.

Spring 1

Hardware

All students access and submit Computer Science class work using a website called classroom.  Students should logon to Google Classroom from home to complete any outstanding class work.

Task 1:

Create a presentation using either Microsoft Powerpoint or Google Slides about the way that user interfaces are portrayed in Science Fiction films.  If you don’t have access to a computer – you can do this on paper instead.

Task 2:

Create a presentation using either Microsoft Powerpoint or Google Slides about 4 different pieces of computer hardware that you can find in your house. If you don’t have access to a computer – you can do this on paper instead.

Task 3:

Catch up on any missing work during this topic by visiting our website: https://sites.google.com/mosslands.co.uk/hardware/year-7

Task 4:

Have a go at some of these great learning games and puzzles

http://planeta42.com/it/computerpuzzle/
http://www.jigzone.com/zem.php?ui=150043i917289&z=20_piece_classic&l=EN
http://www.abcya.com/kids_technology_vocabulary.htm
https://thewordsearch.com/puzzle/595/computer-words/

Take a screen print of the completed puzzle to show to your teacher

Spring 2

 

 

Computer Programming with Scratch

 

Sign up for a FREE online account at the scratch website (https://scratch.mit.edu/) You can either download scratch 2 for free, or use the online version.  Once you have an account you will be able to save your games you make both in school and at home (including any remixes you do!)

Task 1:  Use scratch to create your own animated greetings card for an upcoming occasion. You

could choose a birthday, Halloween, Christmas or something of your own.

Use the example at https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/11806234/ as a start point

  • Edit the card for a different occasion
  • Change the pictures to match a theme
  • Play an animation inside the card
  • Add some music or other sound
  •  

Task 2: Use scratch to create your own pong game. Look at this one as an example https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/10128515/

Try making your own version by doing any of the following customisations:

  • Change what the ball looks like.
  • Change the score if the ball touches the paddle
  • Add music that plays when the green flag is clicked
  • Add another ball using the duplicate too
  • Increase the speed of the ball each time it hits the paddle.
  • Customise with your own personal ideas

Task 3: Use scratch to create your own interactive art project. Use the project at https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/57378/ as a start point

  • Change the shape
  • Enable the user to select different shapes
  • Enable the user to select different colours
  • Customise with your own personal ideas

Task 4: Use scratch to create and interactive music application. Try one of these as a starting point https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/11640429/  or https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/10012676/

  • Use different sounds
  • Change the design
  • Try creating well known songs with your program
  • See if you can create an animated version of one of your favourite bands singing a
  • well-known song
  • Use the internet to help you find lyrics and tune

Task 5: 

Remix any one of your favourite games from https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/

To do this you need to click on the SEE INSIDE button on the game and hack about with the code to remix a game of your own based on the original version.

 

Summer 1

 

 

Communications and Networks

All students access and submit Computer Science class work using a website called classroom.  Students should logon to Google Classroom from home to complete any outstanding class work.

Task 1:

Go to https://studio.code.org/projects/applab/iukLbcDnzqgoxuu810unLw and practice your binary skills on this game

Task 2:

Go onto the novalabs website https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/labs/lab/cyber/ and work through the game lessons to find out how to keep a network secure.

Task 3:

Create a glossary explaining the meaning of each of the following network terms.

  • WAN
  • LAN
  • Network
  • Internet
  • Web Page
  • Web Browser
  • Data
  • Transfer
  • Download
  • Upload
  • Wireless

 

 

Summer 2

 

 

 

 

 

Web Development

Task 1:

Create an account on https://studio.code.org/home.  Work through the web development course here

https://code.org/educate/weblab

Task 2:

Design your own personal website using the skills that you have learnt in this unit.

  • Look online for good examples of personal websites.
  • What pages would you want on your website ? 
  • Who do you think would visit your website ?
  • What other websites would you want to link to ?

Task 3:

Have a go at creating some of the pages for your own website using the skills that you have learnt in web development

Task 4: Create a glossary explaining the meaning of each of the following web terms.

  • Web Page
  • Web Browser
  • Website
  • World Wide Web
  • Internet Service Provider
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Tag

In Year 7 the aim is to build on your knowledge of Computer Science from your Primary School.  You will arrive with different levels of ability, to find your starting point you will undertake a baseline assessment in the six Computer Science strands which are:

  • Algorithms
  • Programming
  • Data
  • Hardware
  • Networks
  • Information

This information helps you find your strengths and weaknesses in each strand and helps you to find your starting point for each of the topics you will study throughout the year.

During the year you are given a wide range of activities to try which include E – safety, Computational thinking and problem solving, an introduction programming with Scratch and Python and the chance to take a computer apart in the Fundamentals of Computing unit.

You are assessed throughout the units through tasks and short assessments.

There are also exciting opportunities to try out for our very popular Code Club as well as the STEM club.