Today in class the children in Orchid Class took on another code cracking theme, this time using Textease to create their own Morse Code messages. Check back soon to see what amazing work they have achieved! Then Lotus class also used Textease but to electronically design the toys they had been thinking about before they write the script in Scratch to bring them alive next week. Such a fun afternoon!
Today was another weekly Code Club session and it was just fantastic to see children from throughout the school programming so wonderfully. With our younger children, I challenged them to create a Lego WeDo Project and then program it using the laptop. Here they are describing it themselves!
Code Club Lego Wedo 2.3.16 from Mr Rockey on Vimeo.
Our older children, fresh back from an inspiring trip to @Bristol focused their attention, working with Trevor, on the Lost in Space Scratch module with fascinating results. Here is an extended version by Flo
Lost in Space 2.3.16 from Mr Rockey on Vimeo.
Yesterday afternoon was very exciting as we started out first official Code Club. We are lucky to have a recognised volunteer from the local community, Trevor Hilder, who has a highly skilled background in computing and technology and the older children loved getting into their first Scratch programming session with him. With the focus on building a script and understanding the processing, the children worked incredibly hard and I can see that the coming weeks are going to be a lot of fun. I worked with the younger children to program Lego using a computer, understanding the need to position the command blocks correctly in order to make it work. Here are the children in action:
To end a fantastic day we started our first Code Club this evening. Mixing Raspberry Pi programming, Lego and Scratch, the children were enthralled for a whole hour and we didn’t know where the time had gone. Roll on next week…
Today in Thistle class we were learning how to give clear instructions to a floor robot, or Bee Bot to make sure that it went exactly where we wanted it to. The children all worked so accurately and had great fun!
This week I have been enjoying teaching all of our wonderful children once again. On Tuesday in KS2, with Lotus and Orchid Class we have been looking at Scratch. With the government expectation that all children can program their own algorithms, Scratch is a great (and free) way to learn. You can login here: https://scratch.mit.edu/ and all of our children in KS2 now have their own login. Give it a go!
With Thistle and Clover class this afternoon we have been learning how to login to Mathletics and practice our Maths skills. All of the children worked incredibly hard and are now much more independent. Well done everyone!
Finn has been working hard at home producing some excellent coding. I’ll let him explain what he did. Please click on the scratch link underneath to see his hard work.