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!

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Our first school trip of the autumn term

Welcome back to all our schools , hope you all have a fab summer.

So here are the highlights from our first school trip of the autumn term – Lego Mindstorm with the year6s from St Josephs RCP.

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Continuing the theme … St Brendan’s RoboWars Morning

It’s a busy week for school trips this week, today saw the Year5s from St Brendan’s visit – but only for the morning, so continuing yesterday theme of RoboWars the challenge was set.

First they built the pulley robot – as a trial – once programmed & changed different wheels etc these prototypes were broke it up ! Our challenge was to built our own robot in 45mins ready for a RoboWars Tug of War.

Here are the highlights!

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They left Smithills at lunch off to their next adventure … Den Building!

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RoboWars with The Valley Year4s

This week we had one of the year 4 classes from the The Valley Primary School. We used Lego WeDo2 looking at the features of Milo and how he could be programmed. We built the pulley robot and then adapted it for our own version of RoboWars!

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Our first ever visit from Year1s

Over the last couple of years St Joseph’s RCP have sent each of their year2 classes upwards for a day of Computer Science.

This year we decided that we could not leave the year1s outs any longer … we think you can see we had a great day, see you next year!

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