A huge well done to Year 6 for winning the battle that has been running this week on TTRockstars between them and Year 4. The final score was quite decisive, however during the week the scores have been really close with the leading class swapping from one to another.
Today we looked at programming a Bee Bot. A program is a set of instructions and the set of instructions is called an algorithm. The Bee Bots can move forward and back, left and right. We all got to write an algorithm and program it into a Beet Bot to make it move across the … Continue reading
This week some classes have started using an online times table website. TTRockstars helps children to practise their tables and encourages them to challenge themselves to get quicker at solving each question. The program is also available for the children to use at home, children in years 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 will have … Continue reading
In computing today, Year 4 found out about Microsoft Excel. They learned that the boxes are really called cells and how letters and numbers are used to name each individual cell. Everyone was able to type some text into the cells and also enter some numbers, the children then discovered just how quickly a computer … Continue reading
Year 6 have really enjoyed reading ‘Fuzzy Mud’ by Louis Sachar this term. In some of their computing lessons they have worked to create a book trailer combining pictures, images and text to advertise the book. They certainly make you want to read it! See which video persuades you to pick up the book! https://youtu.be/f39S-8ciKPI … Continue reading
Today each class was visited by our very own local artist- Shane Record. He used a program called ‘2Paint’ on the smartboard and produced wonderful landscapes. Shane Record asked everyone to think of a scene they would like him to paint, in this way we all had ownership of the pictures he produced. Several of the … Continue reading
Owls have been learning about programming in computing this term and on Tuesday we learnt about what needs a program and why it needs one. We also know that these are called algorithms, which just means a set of instructions Then we got to program a Bee Bot to make it follow a set of … Continue reading
Last Friday we were able to use the Ipads to help us improve our handwriting skills. The program we use is called ‘Crazy Cursive’ and it was great fun following the pen around the letters. The program even helps us to join letters together.
Year six have been looking at animation in ICT. Today, they learnt how to use a stop frame animation app on the iPad. First they used playmobil characters to create a short story and get used to the software. They then looked at how Aardman animations use storyboards and how they bring these to life. … Continue reading
Year 3 have been working together to create news clips about homework in primary schools. They have been learning how to take videos and photos and use iMovie on the iPads.