Children in Key Stage 2 have been using the Spheros as part of their computing work this half term. Children have been exploring how increasing the speed changes stopping distance whilst also looking for the most effective way of getting from a-to-b as part of various challenges. Children have needed refine their code to ensure it works.
Children in year 1 and 2 have been exploring the use of Bee bots and pro bots as part of their computing lessons. Children have worked in groups to complete challenges; returning to their instructions to try and make them more accurate or efficient.
Children persevered with each challenge and did not give in. If it was not a perfect finish then it was back to the start to try and improve their program.
Five of the Digital Leaders attended a conference about online safety recently at Bradford Football Club. During they day the listened to a range of guest speakers and explored new software at the exhibits around the room. They have used what they learnt to prepare a presentation about online safety which will be given to the whole school and parents at online safety parent sessions.
Key stage 2 classes have been visited by the Google Expeditions team. Each class had thirty minutes to explore various locations as part of their topic work. Some classes went to the moon and others went deep into the Ocean. Each ‘tour’ was led by class teachers and children had the opportunity to look around the location using the virtual reality headsets (Google Cardboard) to found out more information. Although the visit was a one-off, the virtual expeditions have complimented the work done in history, geography and science.