The year 5 digital leaders, along with children from year 4 who have applied to be digital leaders next year, have spent the day at the Bradford Innovation Centre.
They have been learning how to use the Raspberry Pi as a tool to program. They impressed all involved and were successful in creating programs which used various sensors and inputs. Finally they enjoyed making music with their own Makey Makey Fruit orchestra!
Well done digital leaders!
Congratulations to Rhys, year 6, who was awarded the Key Stage 2 Photography award at the recent Bradford Film and Animation event. You can read the T&A write up of the event here.
Rhys has worked hard, along with other school photographers, all year to develop his photography skills. His work is currently up in our school art gallery.
Well done Rhys!
Tonight was a very special staff meeting. Eight of the schools digital leaders stayed back after school to lead the staff meeting “using iPads in the new curriculum”. Pupils had previously selected the apps which they feel would be most useful in lessons.
The apps included Explain Everything, Aurasma, Book Creator and Pic Collage.
Staff were here split into groups and moved around the digital leaders as they presented their apps, teachers then had time to experiment with the app whilst talking about where it might be used in lessons.
The Digital Leaders presented themselves and the apps very well. Staff commented on how well they all explained the apps, making them easy to access.
we hope they will be back again to show us even more applications!
As part of our challenge to see how the parts of computer work together, this week we have dismantled some old computers in school. We were looking for 8 different computers components to see where abouts there were, how they were connected and to think a little more about what their function might be.
Year 2 have been learning about what goes on inside a computer. We have created our own computers (our of paper!) first. Yesterday and today we have then opened up the real computers to see if we can spot the same components we added to our paper boxes (CPU, RAM and a Hard-drive).
We were impressed with how many other parts were also inside the case and will be trying to find out more about them next week!