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It makes noise?!

This week at Microbit Mayhem we explored getting the Microbit to make sounds. I didn't remember to take any videos or photos apart from this one though!


Say Cheese!

This week the computers let us down and weren't working when we needed them, but never fear, there's always a plan B! We got out the Digital Cameras and learned how we could take photos of ourselves and our friends.... Continue Reading →

Beebot vs Probot

This week, year 2 asked for a special lesson where they could explore and compare the Beebot and the Probot. It was interesting to see the different things that they could do. We had to work collaboratively and explore together.... Continue Reading →

Special Features

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 →

Instructions Online!

After lots of weeks of working with the Beebots, year 1 went online to see if they could also program characters on a screen. This gets a bit more tricky, as you have to imagine which way they are and... Continue Reading →

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 →

Wires and more!

At Microbit Mayhem this week, we tried our hand at using lots of different electronics. This meant we could use sensors and lights and lots of other parts. It was tricky as we're very new to programming the Microbits, but... Continue Reading →

Animate your Name!

This week year 4 were asked to create a program with a specific purpose. It wasn't enough to 'accidentally' make something happen - they had to have a plan! We wanted to animate our names to show something about us... 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 →

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