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.
If you attended this trip, it would be lovely to hear what your favourite bit of the trip was?
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!
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!
They left Smithills at lunch off to their next adventure … Den Building!
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!
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!
Earlier on in the year we ran our Online Safety competition for primary schools linked to Safer Internet Day We were please to announce that St Gregory’s RC primary won!
Their prize was a trip to our training centre for a day of computing using Lego. We had a selection of children from year3 – year6, some used Lego WeDo2 and some used Lego Mindstorm.
Here are our highlights.
So the next few blogs will all have the same theme , school visits!
Here are the highlights from The Valley’s year6 pupils, some children used the new Lego WeDo2 resources and some used the Lego Mindstorm.
Did you attend this trip , what were your highlight?