The Year 5 and 6 Computing Club made their first fantastic steps into physical computing today. They have been learning brilliantly and are already experts at transferring cables from a normal PC to our special Raspberry Pi computers. Today, we learnt to create an LED circuit with a breadboard, jumper cables and a resistor all powered by our Raspberry Pi computers. Today an LED… tomorrow the world!
Year 3 and 4 computing club have been working on making a player controlled character avoiding a computer-controlled sprite. Day 1 and we’re whizzing along!
Last week, Y6 Hemlock had been going to the ICT room to code a game (Flappy Bird). They had to use their creative knowledge to code the player to go through the obstacles and win points.
You could alter the speed, size of obstacles, backgrounds and characters.
Once you had worked on the game, gradually your mind-set for coding grew. When you had finished you could play other people’s games and try them out.
Try now! Play one of our games:
by Levent and Shad
In Year 1, we have been practising our mouse skills using Paint on the computers!
We have tried hard to keep a steady hand as we make our beautiful pictures.
In Year 1, we have been getting to grips with computers. We have been learning some basic things we need to know, like how to turn computers on and off properly. We have been practising our skills, using the keyboard and mouse (double-clicking can be really tricky!). Now, we are learning some really advanced things – we are programming Angry Bird to catch the Green Pig!
Watch us code!
Yesterday, children from Year 1 to Year 6 were lucky to be visited by Flora from Google Expeditions. Flora took us on virtual journeys across the globe, under water and even through time!
The children wore cardboard headsets with lens and small mobile tablet which enabled them to engage in their learning in an immersive and fun way with this incredible emerging technology.
In Year 4 we have been programming shapes using an amazing online program called Scratch. We gave instructions for the Scratch cat to draw simple shapes and then repeat them to create some beautiful patterns.
We found we could tell the Scratch cat to change the colour or shade for each instruction ‘loop’. Look what we achieved.
We had great fun today manipulating HTML code to produce our own amazing comics.
We learned how to copy people, move them around using x and y co-ordinates, change colours, text and so much more. There just isn’t enough time in a lesson!
Have a look at our amazing coding skills.
In Year 6 we have continued our adventures in HTML web coding by reworking the classic KEEP CALM and CARRY ON poster with a theme of our choice.
We changed text, colours and even imported our own images to give our work our own personal flavour.
Have a look at what our genius, digital graphic artists have achieved!