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!
Stand 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?
We were asked to go into Queensbridge to work with their year6’s, looking at how to use scratch to begin to program their multiple choice online safety quizzes. As it was Safer Internet Day #SID17 part of the morning session was use to plan possible question and discuss answers.
Hopefully some of these will be finished in time to enter our competition.
Please visit Brownlow Fold year5s blog
and show them that blogs are a powerful
tool for writing and can reach all over
the world 🌎
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 great way to start to the new academic year – with a computing leads update.
A busy day was planned: having rolled out our new Office365 email we heard from Ian Mills about the other features that schools could start to think about using. We spent time sharing good practice across each others schools and had time to look at resources to support computing.
We heard an inspirational talk from Devonshire Road school about their blogging success and the importance of giving the children a real purpose to write for -thank you.
In the afternoon we heard from Mark Capaldi the head of computing at Sharples Secondary as to what their expectation would be from our year6s.
Then the fun began: Collaborative learning using office365 online apps; games based learning and Lego WeDo & Mindstorm .
If you attended this session would be great to hear your feed back .
The Gates Primary Schools was recently successful in obtaining some Lottery funding to promote family links within school, I was asked to deliver a block of after school parent & children sessions where the focus was – using iPads to support their child at home.
I have demonstrated how teachers use Purplemash in their lessons, recapped how to log on and save. We have used lots of computer science app like LightBot, Kodable and beeBot apps. Last we were using apps that made puppets and photos talk – iFunface, Morpho and Yakit Kids – there has been lots of hands on, nervousness and much laughter!
The focus for the day was:
Updates from BoltonSICT – Office365 migration and Computing Assessment package
- Presentations from the teaching & learning team from TTS – Computing from EYFS through to Yr6 which included lots of hands on BeeBots, BlueBots, ProBots & looking further on using Pi2Go.