Our final school trip till September…
Using Minecraft to enhance their USA topic. The morning was focusing on developing building skills, once skilled up we were ready for our USA building challenges.
In the video below you can see us in action, everyone agreed it was great using Minecraft linked to topic learning.
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Minecraft Monday … it could catch on!
Today we welcome St Ethelbert’s yr6s for their Minecrafting Day linked to their Mayans topic.
The morning sessions was focusing on getting everyone skilled up with master building skills.
Following lunch Mrs Temel set various Mayan building challenges: building Mud Huts, designing Mayan headdresses and jewellery.
The final challenge was to build El Castillo – a stepped pyramid built by the Mayans. El Castillo served as a temple to the god Kukulcan, the Mayan Feathered Serpent God.
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What a fab day with @StPetersSD conquering lots of our programming challenges set in the afternoon.
Well done year6s and we wish you all the very best in your new school.
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Today we travelled back in time with Yr3 and Yr4 pupils from The Ferns Academy to the time of the Egyptians.
We used Minecraft to build our own Egyptian artefacts.
We designed and built our own Cyanotic jars, Egyptian jewellery, pyramids and the trickiest challenge was to build our own Sarcophagus.
Here’s some interesting facts you may not know:
Imsety had a human head, protected the liver.
Qebehsenuf had the head of a falcon and guarded the intestines.
Hapy had a baboon head protected the lungs.
Duamatef had the head of a jackal, and guarded the stomach.
The word ‘sarcophagus’ is derived from Greek words “sarx” meaning “flesh”, and “phagien” meaning “to eat” derived from a Greek word for “flesh-eating.
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When year1s arrived at our centre, we could tell it was going to be a good day.
Like all the other classes from St Joseph’s they were a credit to the school, they listened work collaboratively and total absorbed in their learning. they even forgot their morning snack!
You can see some of the highlight from their trip.
This was the third year SICT have ran our Online Safety competition for our Bolton schools linked to #SID17. This year’s Safer Internet Day (SID) celebrations took place on Tuesday, 7 February 2017. With a theme of “Be the change: Unite for a better internet”
This year we have specific categories – Media, Art & DT and coding. Each year the quality and range of entries continues to surprise us.
The Art & DT category was won by : St Peters Smithills Dean
Their prize: An education day for a class of children at our centre.
Here you can see year4s enjoying their Minecraft day the focus for the day was using Minecraft linked to their geography topic – Greater Manchester.
What a busy day we had today, we had both year1 classes from Horwich Parish. Each class visited for half a day, we used Lego WeDo2 to build our Milo robot, we had to follow the instructions really carefully we programmed Milo to move forward and backwards we then added an object sensor – this meant that when we put our hands in front of Milo he stopped.
Both the pupils and teachers all agreed they had a fab day.
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Today day saw the year4s from The Valley primary school visit us for their computer science trip. This class used Lego WeDo2 to building their robot.
First, they built Milo, he was simple to build but this then gave the children the opportunity to investigate how the program worked and to develop and build on given code, use loops & coding challenges.
After lunch, we built a robot that was more complex to build and when programmed could move objects.
As you can see from the photos, we all had a great time!
We have seen lots of classes from The Valley Primary School, visiting our training centre to take part in our education days. Today was year5s turn, they said they seemed to have been waiting for ages!
Below are highlights from the trip, an excellent day all round 🙂
Today we welcomed Year6s from The Valley.
Their challenge was to build a robot add colour sensor and ultra sonic sensor.
Challenge one – to program the robot using the line sensor to sense the black line, once that works to then pause , reverse and change directions … oh did we mention we want it to move continuously !
Challenge two – to make a new line of code using ultrasonic sensor, when it senses an object in front of it, to pause, reverse and change directions don’t forget we want it to move continuously !