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Topic - Computing



Open the powerpoint below to support you with your learning today.


Task 1: We want you to read the information below and make notes on the key things you need to remember. You could draw some images as reminders to help you with this. 


Think carefully: “How do we communicate?” If I wanted to give something or tell something to Mr Monaghan, how would I do this?

Computers also communicate with one another. Why might a computer want to communicate with another computer? Computers can talk to other computers in the classroom or around the school. All of these computers are connected and this is called a network. These computers have nothing physically connecting them together (if they did, there would be wires running everywhere connecting them all), so how do they do it?

They all connect wirelessly and they are connecting to a router in the room. This connects physically to other parts of the school through copper cables. The computer is talking to the router using radio waves, just like we talk to each other. The router has copper cables to send that information further. 



Do you have an iPad or tablet?  How does this get onto the internet? Write down any words you know about networks or the internet.


The internet is a giant network of computers that allows them to communicate and share information. The computer will connect wirelessly to this and then this connects across the school. The school then has a connection to the rest of the world. The router sends this request across the world to get that information back. Every computer has an IP address – this is a unique number for that computer on a network. 


Task 2: Twinkl vocabulary/definition matching sheet – this will support your writing task later in the week


Task 3: Complete the boxing up planning sheet for an information text about computer networks.

Computing Lesson 2


Task 1: Look at the example explanation text about the Snoozatron which we have look at closely before. Remind yourself of the success criteria for this text type.


Using the given success criteria, jot down/underline the different parts of the Snoozatron text which meet this criteria to help you with how to structure this in your own writing.


Task 2: Using your boxing up plan, write an explanation text about computer networks, using the word bank and the success criteria below to help you. 



GDS Extension:


Complete the 'Understanding computer networks' questions below and then mark your answers.