An afternoon of computer science when BoltonSICT visited Holy Infants

What a great afternoon BoltonSICT had at Holy Infants this week working with their Year1s

A carousel of activities was planned, the aim being to develop the pupils programming skills.

We used Purplemash and  software 2Go, we used two free apps Kodable & BlueBot. The children said they thought they were playing games , but the apps were a little tricky in places. To help practice left & right, using the remote control cars helped some groups made really complex pathways for their cars! The BlueBot app was used to focus the children on a particular coding focus – BeeBot had to land on a given end square – that was not always the case!

We all agreed that we learnt lots & had lots of fun as well!

Brownlow Fold yr3s travel back in time

bfStand back everyone!

Be prepare for year3 bloggers at Brownlow Fold.

Today saw the children using their class blog for the first time – they shared their topic learning all about the Egyptians they particularly like the mummification process!

They can not  wait to share their very best writing with the whole wide world. Can you leave a comment of encouragement?

 

Highlights from our latest school education day.

Great finish to the end of our second week back , we were joined by year three’s from St Joseph’s RC primary. Last time this class came to SICT they used the original Lego WeDo, this year we were using our new sets of WeDo2 in the morning we made Milo and got to grips with programming him and using the sensor block.

In the afternoon we used the guided project – Moon Base – you can see from the video highlights we were very pleased with the end results. A great of fun and learning.

It was all about Computing

It was all about Computing in Year 3 at Holy Infants yesterday.

Year 3 learnt lots of tricky technical words such as algorithm, debugging and sprite. Using Purplemash the pupils learnt how to make fish move, make snails race and even create giant or tiny snails at a moment’s notice!  Mr Eccles thought he’d seen a six pack of sprites in Asda, but apparently that’s a different thing!

 

Ipads and programming

IMG_1791Today we had Ian Wilson delivering CPD, the focus for our day was using apps for programming. We looked decomposition of  songs using a flow diagram (Steve Bunce) lots of hands on a range of apps from BeeBot, Daisy Dinosaur, ALEX & Scratch Jr to some newer ones we had not come across like The Foos, Run Marco, Kids n Code and a platform game app call Bloxels Builder.

In the afternoon we used Tickle to program a range of drones… great fun, sorry learning !

 

Minecraft in the Classroom!

We are really excited about one of our new education days – Minecraft in the Classroom!

This action packed education day will see your class, regardless of their ability, use Minecraft to work collaboratively towards an exciting common goal developing their team work and thinking skills.

Here are highlights from our first class  experiencing one of these days, we think the focused looks on their faces and smiles say it all, who knew the Victorians could be so much fun!