Our Codes topic touches just about every part of the curriculum and starts with Rosa's code by Luke Swann tells the tale of Rosa Franklin, a geeky girl who goes to pretty reckless lengths to fit in – it gives us lots of opportunities for some great science and PSHE, and introduces the concept of us all having our own personal code – our DNA.
- The A2 poster is the portrait of the magnificent Ada Lovelace by Margaret Sarah Carpenter. We look at artist Margaret Sarah Carpenter's life and we are hoping you can all be inspired to paint some of your own portraits with expert tips from the author and illustrator of When it snows, Richard Collingridge.
- A3 poster 1 – take a look at the beauty of a DNA strand
- A3 poster 2 – Rosa’s code story map
- A4 poster 1 – Tim Berners-Lee
- A4 poster 2 – a hieroglyph story starter.
Literacy: Our Spy Plot Plan will help children create suspenseful spy stories with ease.
History: Travel back in time and investigate what it was like to be one of the archaeologists deciphering the Rosetta Stone. We also take an in-depth look at Countess of Lovelace – the very first computer programmer.
Science: Teacher Rhys Baker gives us the tools to teach DNA a seemingly complicated subject to six-year-olds.
Maths: In this enlightening maths lesson Ben Waldram show's us how we can all get o the road to cracking code.
Art: We look at painting portraits
Cross-curricular: Chris Leach, author of Here be dragons gives us some great ideas for working with Morse code, semaphore and QR codes. We also look at post, dress and countryside codes as well as some suggestions for creating some class codes of conduct.