I really enjoyed working with the Willows class today, because of their shear enjoyment and excitement when they managed to program the Bee-Bot around the course! We had been discussing how to make the Bee-Bot move and decided we could give it more than one instruction at a time to make him move in different directions!
Watch and listen as they realise their program will work...
Today we were using a free piece of software called FMS Logo. The children had already played at human robots, giving commands to make each other move along a set path. The robot could only move as commanded by the programmer!
We then moved this onto writing commands, before eventually the robot had to read the commands without the programmers input. See the video below.
The children in Year 5 and 6 were taught about the government E-Safety awareness campaign using this slogan:
They then made some e-safety leaflets for the rest of the school, to act as a reminder about staying safe. Please click on the links below to see some of their efforts!
Willow and Cedar classes have been remembering the fallen soldiers of all conflicts, by creating their own unique Poppies using Purplemash. We have displayed them as a wreath, as we felt it important to mark the occasion.
Members of Code Club had an introduction to Scratch tonight. This is a free piece of Software that enables the children to start programming their own games. Please click on the sprite above, to find out how to download the software safely, and start prgramming at home, or use the online version of scratch instead!
**You can now download the new Scratch Junior App from iTunes for your tablet**
Remember, remember the 5th of November....
Cedars have enjoyed making their own Fireworks pictures using 2PaintAPicture software by 2Simple. Please take a look and enjoy the show!
Today, Willow class looked at algorithms (sequence of instructions). They helped me, a.k.a. Sandwich Bot, to make a Jam Sandwich. We discovered that robots don't think for themselves! We had to be very precise when giving instructions and tell Sandwich Bot exactly what to do. We eventually made a sandwich, or something that resembled it! We then became Human Cranes, moving building blocks from one pot to another in a logical step of instructions.
Finally we finished off playing 'Rommy the robot'. Try programming Rommy through the mazes yourself!
There are some apps available on iTunes that are very similar to Rommy the Robot: Bee-bot (free) and Bee-bot Pyramid (£0.69) . Try downloading these for your tablet and completing the challenges they offer.
Today, Year 4 worked with Mrs Burling, to produce some fantastic Firework pictures using 2Simple's programme '2PaintAPicture'. They saved their pictures and then imported them into Powerpoint, where the children then added a caption, reminding others 'how to safe safe' around fireworks. I think you'll agree that the final pictures look amazing. Well done Year 4 and Mrs Burling!