Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School

“We live our lives like Jesus”

Year 5-6

Year B: 2022-2023

Computing systems and networks (Communication and collaboration)


We have been looking at how data is transferred over the internet. We investigated data packets, IP addresses, and the protocols that computers have for communicating with one another and we even used a DNS!


A DNS stands for Domain Name Server. This means we can translate web addresses into IP addresses. 


We looked deeply into communication over the internet including privacy and information security and how we can use this knowledge to communicate safely and responsibly. 

 Creating Media (Web Page creation)


Yes! We created our own web pages!


We looked into creating websites this term for a chosen purpose. We could identify what makes a good web page and and we used this information to design and evaluate our own website using Google Sites. 


Throughout this term, we looked into copyright and fair use of media, the aesthetics of he site and navigation paths!


Did you know that HTML means: Hypertext Markup Language.


This helps us create our website with text.

Programming A (Variables in games)


This term we are exploring the concept of variables in programming through games in Scratch.


We are learning about what variables are and relating them to real-world examples of values and how they can be set and changed.


We will create a simulation of a scoreboard.


We will follow the Use-Modify and Create model to experiment with variables of existing projects and modify them before we create our own project.

Year A : 2023-2024

Computing systems and networks - Systems and searching


In this unit, children have been developing their understanding of computer systems and how information is transferred between systems and devices. 


Children have considered small-scale systems as well as large-scale systems. They explored the input, output, and process aspects of a variety of different real-world systems and took part in a collaborative online project with other class members to develop their skills in working together online.

Autumn 2 - Creating Media - Video Production

We  learned how to create short videos by working in pairs or groups. We have been developing our skills of capturing, editing, and manipulating video. We had the opportunity to reflect on and assess our progress in creating a video and shared it with our classmates.

Spring 1 - Programming A - Selection in physical computing 

In this unit, we used physical computing to explore the concept of selection in programming through the use of the Crumble programming environment.


We explored a microcontroller (Crumble controller) and learned how to connect and program components (including output devices- LEDs and motors) through the application of our existing programming knowledge. We were introduced to conditions as a means of controlling the flow of actions and make use of their knowledge of repetition and conditions when introduced to the concept of selection (through the if, then structure).

Spring 2 - Data and information - Flat-file databases

We have been exploring how a flat-file database can be used to organise data in records. We have been using tools within a database to order and answer questions about data.

We created graphs and charts from our data to help solve problems.


We then used a real-life database to answer a question, and present our work to our friends.