On Friday afternoon, Oak Class participated in the hour of code. They used the Minecraft software to investigate coding language, use repeat loops and collect the treasure. All persevered and some succeeded in completing the challenge.
Apple Nursery have been enjoying using the iPads and trying out some coding using Osmo games this week. We talked about giving instructions to the tablet and they used blocks to tell the character “Awbie” which way go to find strawberries to eat! They loved seeing Awbie come to life when they pressed the play button.
Year 6 had a lovely morning working with the children from Kingsbury High via Skype and Edmondo on research and Scratch challenges.
This week the children got the chance to play dodge ball. They had to work as a team to play 2 different versions of the game. The children had to be aliens and throw the ball at the spaceships (cones). This helped them to throw more accurately at a target. They finished off with a game. Great team work Beech Class.
Children throughout the school have enjoyed taking part in the National Hour Of Code this week. The initiative encourages children to become coders and problem solvers. The Year 5 children have enjoyed a range of activities with our volunteer computing expert, Simon Devon, which included coding robots and Microbits. Children in our school coding club also enjoyed a challenging coding session this week which they proudly demonstrated to their parents after the club, which turned into a mini robot wars episode in our school hall!
EYFS and KS1 also enjoyed learning how to Code using Osmo the iPad educational gaming accessory, which was expertly demonstrated by some of our Year 4 children. Our Year 6 children will also be taking part in a collaborative coding challenge this Friday, with a group of Year 7 and 8 secondary school children, via Skype in our computing suite.
The children have thoroughly enjoyed experimenting with new technology this week and have found it exciting and fun. Here are some photos of their learning.
The pneumatic system has been made, the monsters are in the making! We may need to tweak our designs to get them moving exactly like we want them too but we have started.
Look next week to see the finished designs!