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Rednal Hill Junior School


Irwin Avenue, Rednal, Birmingham, B45 8QY

0121 453 2520

Year 5


Welcome to the Year 5 Computing Blog.

Have a look at what our brilliant Year 5 pupils have been up to in their weekly Computing lessons.


BBC Micro:Bits

Year 5 started an exciting new project this morning, where they enhance their programming skills using Micro:Bits. Today, pupils looked at how the device worked and programmed their Micro:Bits to display symbols. 


Year 5 revisited KAZ Type today. It was wonderful to see that pupils typing speeds have improved in a few short months. We can’t wait to see how fabulous our childrens typing is by the end of the year!


Year 5 created QR codes today. These are part of an interactive card that will be coming home soon! 


Super Scratch Mazes

Today, Year 5 completed their maze games. Children programmed their games to have advanced features such as background music and pop up messages. Have a look at some of our games in action. 


Tricky Mazes! 

Year 5 have begun creating their own themed maze game. The children are using Scratch software to design, program and play their games. 


Check out some of the Year 5’s home-made games. The children designed their own backdrop, programmed a sprite leave a trail and to follow a mouse pointer. 


PrimeVR Visit

What an exciting day! Year 5 had a tour of Egypt with their virtual reality headsets.

There are lots of discussions in school this week regarding anti bullying. The children accessed an interactive resource in their Computing lesson and took the ‘Am I a Bully?’ test, where they reflected on their behaviour towards others. 


On your marks, get set, go! Year 5 started to create a racing game today using Scratch.  


Year 5 are beginning a new topic where they design and program their own computer games using Scratch. Today, the children looked at existing Scratch games and gathered ideas ready for their own creations. 


Lightbot is an educational game for learning software programming concepts. Year 5 gave it a whirl today and loved it! 


Year 5 have been engrossed with their class reading book ‘Skellig’. In their Computer time this week, the children made movie trailers for the book, which included visual effects and music. 

How many words per minute can you type? Year 5 have been enjoying using the speed builder test on Kaz Type to find out their wpm score.


What an exciting start to our Computing lessons this year!

Year 5 have been enjoying trying out their new typing software in the new ICT suite.