Year 6 at Fircroft Primary School have been exploring using the micro:bits today. After initial training in creating and downloading programs the children explored the different projects on the http://www.microbit.org website. These girls were entranced by the fireflies project and we had a great discussion about the different methods of communication technology uses. … More Microbit explorers Year 6
Great coding in the Hollydale Pi club this week. We had the RGB LED from Monk Makes working and this initiated a fascinting talk about the difference between electronic colour mixing and paint colour mixing. Two of the children managed to network there Pis to join there minecraft worlds and started to code some python … More Hollydale Pi Club Servo’s and RGB LED
Year One were in introduced to my purple friend Daisy the Dinosaur today. Lots of fun was had by all coding Daisy to move across the screen. Then squeals of delight when the children discovered they could make Daisy grow so large and shrink so small they couldn’t see her any more! The children picked … More Beatrix Potter and Daisy the Dino
The Pi club at Hollydale Primary School is going from strength to strength. The children are all confident setting up the Pis and have started exploring the possibilities offered by the GPIO pins. We started simply using one of the projects in Carrie Anne Philbin’s wonderful book Adventures in Rapsberry Pi. We plugged an LED into the … More Hollydale Primary School Pi club
I wanted to move the year 1 at Beatrix Potter School on from exploring the BeeBots and start recording simple instructions in a psuedo program. They had allready explored the robots last week and this week I demonstrated how to record using simple arrows what the children wanted the Bots to achieve. We talked about … More Year 1 Programming Beebots
Oh no the Beebots have taken over in year one at Beatrix Potter Primary School. Well done to everyone for managing to tame them! You managed to control them with your instructions and even completed a lot of the challenges on the Beebot app.
Well done to both Year 2 classes for their brilliant work on Scratch Junior you really had your sprites jumping around the screen. Wonderful code blocks to create programs and fantastic debugging to get them to work!