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The Downley School

“Learning, Growing and Succeeding Together”

Year Group Computing

Each Year Group has weekly Computing lessons delivered by a specialist teacher. The activities often relate to the class project, and usually take place in the Computer Suite.

Below are links to websites, activities and software we have been using in recent weeks. Please note, all these links have been used in a classroom supervised environment but as they are external sites the school has no access or control of their content or endorse any links on those sites. The links all work with Windows computers. They may not necessarily work, or work so well on other devices.

We have purchased a subscription to the fabulous Purple MashImage result for purple mashClick here to login

We again supported the brilliant Hour of Code in December. And again, we invited parents in to school to try an Hour of Code!

Click here for coding tutorials    and Code Projects: Made w/Code

We take online security and cyber bullying very seriously!

During anti bullying week 14th-18th November 2016 we discussed cyber bullying. More information can be found here.

We regularly address internet safety issues and especially examined the subject during Internet Safety Day which this year was Tuesday 7th February 2017. The Safer Internet assemblies given to the children in each key stage can be seen here: KS1 and KS2 and more information can be found here.



Ladybird Spots Counting

Caterpillar Ordering

Year 1:

Bob's Toolbox

Design a House

2 Less Than

Year 2:

Pond Dipping

Year 3:

Children's University

Gold Coast Games

Year 4:

Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra


Year 5:

Google Earth & Space


Year 6:


BEBRAS Challenge

Stop Frame Animator

Ambient Mixer


Spanish - BBC

Spanish - Languages Online

Some fun activities and sites (if you have finished your homework and chores!):

Fungooms          Isle Of Tune          Scratch          Google Earth          Pixlr          Sketchup (free to download for education!)          Bomomo

Wallace and Grommit games

Google Competition & Trip