Can you watch this video & not say ‘ahhh’ ?
Highlights from todays school visit. We were working with the reception class, we had a fun packed afternoon, a carousel of computing activities.
We used direction cards to plan the route for our BlueBots, we logged on to Purplemash and used 2Go, we used Kodable and BlueBot app and we had great fun with the remote control cars.
We think the adults had as much fun as the children!
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!
A massive thank you to everyone who sent in entries for our Schools ICT Design a Christmas Card competition. We had a great time in the office looking through all your wonderful entries. They were all fabulous and made it very hard for us to choose but after some serious conversations the winner has to be Finley’s entry from St Saviour CE Primary School – Well Done!
Finley’s card will be the official 2016 Christmas Card from the Schools ICT unit so look out for it coming to your school soon. Finley has won a morning of Scratch programming for his class in January.
Once again thank you for all your entries and hard work.
Bring on the mince pies!
Once again we see the return of our third Bolton Purplemash day.
Was good to see some familiar faces but great to see lots of new faces.
Below you can see some of the highlights – if you attended the day, share your comments about the day .
Our summer 2Code competition in partnership with the team @2Simple, was open to all our Bolton schools that subscribe to Purplemash.
And the winners are ….
St Matthews Bolton – ‘Back of the Net!’
and SS Osmund & Andrew’s – ‘Escape the Choppa!’
Well Done to all the schools that entered!
If you click on the 2Code Display Board, you will be able to try your hand at some of the games that were entered.
In preparation for an INSET I have been looking at the new 2Connect launched last month in PurpleMash.
I am often asked what could I use for pupils to produce their own branching datebase – well I think this could be an option; in true Blue peter style – here’s one I prepared earlier.
Developing my animals idea, I then used the one of the writing frames in 2Connect to produce an plan for a persuasive writing task.
Very easy to use, pupils are able to add own images and notes.
Here are some highlights of our second Hands On Purplemash Day, forty delegates came together to share what’s new, purple mash supporting English collaborative learning and of course 2Code the whole day gave opportunity for lots of hands on !
If you attended the day, please leave your feedback.