— Year 5 BPS (@year5BPS) 15 January 2018
— BoltonSICT (@BoltonSICT) 11 January 2018
It’s the start of the Spring term which can only mean one thing – the launch of our annual Online Safety Competition linking to
#SID18 Create, Connect & Share Respect A better internet starts with you!
For more activity ideas linked to Safer Internet Day – click here
Maria has had a busy run up to Christmas delivering Christmas theme workshops – here are some highlights from St Brendan’s RC Primary.
We had a great afternoon making Christmas games on Scratch with Maria Temel from Bolton SICT. We added flying objects, changed variables such as the speed and added timers and scoreboards to our games. (Ref: St Brendan’s School Blog Yr6)
All our staff have been voting & the voting line is now closed!
The winner of this year’s Christmas Card competition is … BrookeL @StSaviourCE
There were some fab entries
Well Done to everyone 🎄
Following last week’s workshops with year3 & year4 pupils, lots more online safety learning going on at St Thomas Chequerbent with year5 and year6. Looking at the types of apps & games we play & the game’s suitability.
Lots of support & interesting discussions.
This we had week saw the two year6 classes visit for their annual Computer Science trip.
Using Lego Mindstorm they worked in groups to build their robot. Once it was built we discussed how detailed programming needs to be because if steps are missed out, it just won’t work! We looked at when programming the motors in at different speeds will effect how the robot moves.
The Table Challenge:
- Using the colour sensor to sense a black line, reserve slight and change direction.
- Using the Ultra Sonic Sensor, to detect an object using a great than / equals to command.
- Using the Touch Sensor – use this sensor to start the robot.
Below can see the days highlights, through the building process and then at the challenge table.
Had a great afternoon at StThomas Chequerbent working with Year3 and Year4 we looked at all the different websites, games and apps we used.
There was a lot of discussion about how, on some sites, strangers may try to start conversations with young people; we looked at the difference between compliments based on appearance and our personality.
Some children agreed that some of the games they were playing where not suitable and will talk to their parents about no longer playing such games, we all agreed to check the privacy setting of such apps as this will help to keep us safe as well.
This workshop was attend by five schools that each brought at least three pupils destined to be their digital leader for blogging in their school.
The digital leaders will be sharing school news, debates, they will listen to what our peers want us to blog about and they will lead the blog posts in their own specific Digital leaders area. They are going to use blogging as a tool to improve English skills. They know we will have to try our very best with their writing as the audience is the potentially the whole of the world wide web.
The feedback from the pupils and staff was fab and they were all looking forward to going back into school to share their knowledge.
This week we went into Harwood Meadows to work with their year5 pupils. Together we had a full day of animation planned, the aim was to produce their only version of Walking through the Jungle written by Julie Lacome.
They planned their animation , tested the cameras and then started… they soon realised the secret was to keep the camera still and take enough still shots so then they can be edited.
We all really enjoyed the day already Mr Johns is already planning his next animation project.