Our kit was all packed up ready for a busy day at Harwood Meadows Primary School.
The plan for the day was to have a carousel of computer science activities with year3s in the morning and the year4 class in the afternoon. The activities included:
- Logging on to Purplemash to use 2Code – remember you can use this at home
- Using the BlueBots and iPads – using pauses and repeats in our programming
- Using the free Kodable app on the iPads
- Using the Beebots – to plan where the Beebots starts and finishes, plan the route, input the algorithm – did it work? If not we had to debug!
If you took part in these activities it would be great to hear about your favourite activities and why.
This week saw the launch of our first Animation Day in school.
We packed our laptops, webcams, backdrops and props and off we set to @stmattsbolton We worked with year4s, the plan was that they would produced their own version of Walking through the Jungle written by Julie Lacome. They planned their animation , tested the cameras and then started… they soon realised the secret was to keep the camera still and take enough still shots so then they can be edited.
This is a new day we offer to our computing curriculum support schools. If you want further details do not hesitate to contact us
Sports day @GilnowPrimary so when we went in to deliver computing support for year1s and year2s, of course, we used 2Code in Purplemash and programmed our own snail race.
When BoltonSICT first started to support Oxford Grove Primary School, the head teacher Nadine Harvey said that one of her aims for the schools was to develop the use of IT through the school, to enhance teaching and learning, with a long term view of achieving the ICT Mark.
The ICT Mark is awarded to schools with good use of technology to support teaching, learning and school administration. Deservedly popular with schools wanting to demonstrate both effective and mature use of technology. Schools use this award to drive change and many are, or go on to be, outstanding.
Our unit is proud to have played their part in supporting the whole school on their journey of development. This has included infrastructure review, teaching and learning model lessons and observations, feedback from staff, parents and more importantly pupils.
After a rigorous assessment process, school are please to announce that they were successful in their application and were awarded the ICT Mark last week!
The video below show the highlights from the showcase tour of technology used across the whole school.
Well Done from all at SICT!
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 🌎