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Monday 1st June 2020

Good Afternoon Year 6! I hope you had a lovely break with your families.


If you haven't already, please begin this afternoon by logging on to TT Rockstars, Reading Plus and Spelling Shed and completing at least one activity on each.


This afternoon you will be completing a task which combines  Music and Computing

and then applying this within some independent Computing.


Part One:

Monday 1st June 2020

LI: To use music and the concepts of decomposition to understand how this is used in computing. 


  • Overview:Using a sequence of hand jives, children break down actions into smaller parts - just as problems are broken down to create computer programs like video games.


In this activity, you will create hand clapping, hand tutting (see videos attached) or hand jive sequences of movements.Break the sequence of actions down into parts and in so doing are decomposing. Link this idea to breaking problems down when creating computer programs such as animations or games.

Breaking down the sequence into parts probably helped your design process and sharing of the sequence. It may have also helped by being able to see the overall sequence of parts, being able to spot repetition, being able to focus on one part at a time. Maybe you were also able to spot any repeated moves and how you could use a ‘repeat command’? E.g. after about 4 moves could they add repeat in next rather than writing it out again.


Now, think about how computer scientists create computer programs, for example if they were creating a new computer game, say one like Angry Birds. Some designers might work on the first level of the game others on the next. Some programmers might work on the backgrounds, some on the sound, and others on the action.


Just like what you have done with your 'hand jive', decomposition is a fundamental skill when working with computers as it helps us break down complicated problems, focus on one part at a time and share the work with others.

Part 2:

LI: To use the concept of decomposition and 'repeat commands' within Scratch programming.


Now spend about 30 minutes 'tinkering' around on Scratch.

Tinkering means trying things out; this is the exploratory phase of learning about something.


Use this link to reach Scratch online (also below)


Try to use a repeat command, in the same way that you did with your clapping 'hand jive' sequence.


There is some guidance in this document if you need it: