This term in computing, the children are learning about data, how computers store information and how they help us make sense of the information we have at hand. In our first lesson, we introduced the children to terminology associated with databases using a “Top Trumps” style game using comparison cards. Each card represented a record, each record contained a number of fields and each field stored some specific data related to that record.
The children enjoyed playing the game and we then went on to create our own set of cards so we had a class game. Chestnut created a game all about animals, Rowan opted for a game all about the children in the class.