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A New Language!

This week, year 5 were given a completely new challenge. They had to take all the learning which they'd down in Scratch, and apply it to a completely new programming language! The language they were using was called Swift and... Continue Reading →

What’s good?

This week we were working on evaluating other people's Scratch projects so we could consider what we would like our projects to be like. We started off looking at one together, like this: And then we went off exploring to... Continue Reading →

Surprise!

This week we were exploring what could happen in Scratch. We were set the challenge of using a block we had never used before and getting it to do something. We also learned how to add our projects to 'Studios'... Continue Reading →

Let’s get creative!

This half term we're working on our programming skills and so we started off with some discussions about what programming is and why we think it's important. https://padlet.com/mrshumphries/6nf8lc913u8h We then started our 'Scratch Journals' which are going to record our... Continue Reading →

Beebot Olympics

To continue to develop our programming skills, we've decided to host a Beebot Olympics! This will encourage the children to develop their problem solving skills when they're planning a game and imagining how it's going to work, as well as... Continue Reading →

Maths and Computing

In years 4, 5 and 6 we have been using our Maths skills and our Computing skills to create our first programs. We were given 3 challenges: We have to use our problem-solving skills to work out how many times... Continue Reading →

Playdoh-Robot 2

Now that years 4 and 5 were getting more confident with their playdoh algorithms they were given a new challenge. Of course, robots don't really understand English, so we can't just use any old words when we're giving it instructions.... Continue Reading →

Playdoh-Making Robot!

This week in years 4 and 5, to officially launch our new topic: Algorithms and Programming, Mrs H became a playdoh-making robot. We soon realised how clear you had to be when giving a robot instructions. To begin with we... Continue Reading →

Virtual Reality!

This week year 5 were lucky enough to trial a new technology: VR!

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