It was lovely to see the yr3s from St Joseph’s this week, what a busy day building and programming. We worked collaboratively, learnt new computing vocabulary, we learnt about the coding blocks and what their job was when we used them in our programs.
A great way to finish the term with a trip which involves Lego! The focus for the day was to use Lego WeDo2 to build a range of mini robots each having a particular learning focus, such as how to program the motor ,speed, distant sensor. We then built Milo and programmed him to go for a particular distance and then reverse.
In the afternoon, our challenge was to build a moon base buggy that we then programmed to move objects.
A quote from one of the pupils… ” the best trip ever!”
Highlights from our latest education computer science trip.
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.
What a great finish to a very busy week, year2 from St Joseph’s RC primary came for a Lego Day.
In the morning we built Milo the Robot, we added an object sensor so he would not bump into anything, but the very best bit was having races! Sometimes we would count down and not all of our Milos set off, we worked together checking our programs and then tried again – this is called debugging in computing terms!
You can see in the video below our races were great fun.
We had to break Milo up, ready for our new robot after lunch. Our challenge after lunch was to build a robot that could pull different objects, we did find that after some testing we had to swap the wheels over to rubber ones as this meant they could put heavier objects.
We all agreed we had a great day and a lot better than spelling test Friday!!
We would love to hear your comments if you attended this trip.
Great finish to the end of our second week back , we were joined by year three’s from St Joseph’s RC primary. Last time this class came to SICT they used the original Lego WeDo, this year we were using our new sets of WeDo2 in the morning we made Milo and got to grips with programming him and using the sensor block.
In the afternoon we used the guided project – Moon Base – you can see from the video highlights we were very pleased with the end results. A great of fun and learning.