BerkswichCE Primary School

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Connecting computers



In Year Three we have been learning about digital devices. We know we can use the input-process-output method to see if something is a digital device. We can even match the device to its input and output!


Some of our examples of digital devices are:


A pedestrian crossing

A computer

A Phone


A digital device processes information digitally, which means that it does something beyond being either on or off .


Making Art Digital

This week we have been looking at how digital devices can help us and we focused on digital art. First we all drew a picture of a tree on a piece of paper using our usual art supplies and colouring pencils. Next, we recreated our pictures using the software 'Paint'. Take a look at our digital art. 


I thought it was harder drawing on the computer - Ellie

It is very quick to colour in on the computer - Elsie

It's all connected!

We have been looking into how everything is connected. We looked at ourselves and our connections with all the people we know. We are connected to our friends in our class, and they are all connected to each other too. We created a web of connections with the people we know and discussed how it is our network - just like computers have! We then worked like a network to pass on messages to each other and nominated someone to be our network switch. 

Network connections

In computing we know messages and files between computers can be passed through wires to a network switch (because computers can't walk!). 


If computer A wants to send a message to computer B they can't receive it if it is switched off - George


If something is saved to the server everyone can access it - Luna


All messages need to go through the network switch who is connected to everyone - Jude