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Year 3

Packets – our very own Internet!

Today year 3 learned how messages, websites and videos sent across the Internet are broken into small pieces and called 'packets'. We pretended to be the wires of the Internet and send messages throughout the classroom.

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This week was the last lesson for children to earn their Driving License for the Probots. They were exploring using the sounds, lights and sensors in their programs. In some of the videos, it looks like the car is dancing!... Continue Reading →

Round and Round and Round

This week in years 2 and 3 we learned about something super exciting called a 'loop'. This is really important in programming as it stops you having to waste time. It was really important to us too as it meant... Continue Reading →

Alphabet Roads

Last week we continued on our journey towards our Probot drivers license by learning to program the car to drive around T junctions and Y junctions. This week we explored what other letters the cars could make and used felt... Continue Reading →

Tackling Junctions

This week years 2 and 3 continued with their quest to earn their driver's license...this time with T junctions! Some even got as far as attempting Y junctions. They had to travel up the tap, pause whilst they checked for... Continue Reading →

Car Inspection!

This week years 2 and 3 were introduced to their new project - getting a driver's license! Over the course of the next half term, the children will complete a variety of programming challenges working towards their Probot driver's license.... Continue Reading →

Building a Beebot World

This week in years 2 and 3 we have been creating our own Beebot worlds by using a 15cm grid and adding the detail we wanted. We then used this to help us with our programming as we challenged our... Continue Reading →

Our first program!

In year 2 and 3, we've been ready to take what we learned about algorithms and start to use those skills in programming. We learned the difference: We started by using the Beebots and challenged ourselves to code a variety... Continue Reading →

Paper Aeroplane Algorithm

This week year 2 and 3 moved away from their head, shoulders, knees and toes sequencing and learned a new word 'debugging'. Firstly they were given this collection of pictures and had to sort them into the correct order to... Continue Reading →

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