Tag Archives: Computing

Coding Club

During the Spring term, around 20 children are enjoying our new weekly after school ‘Coding Club’. So far, we have created…

> Our own rock bands using Scratch
> A turtle race using Python; and
> Numerous projects using BBC Micro:bits – including our own digital versions of Rock, Paper, Scissors. After a hard-fought tournament, one supreme champion emerged!

5 Saturn Signing Off…

Responsibility and relationships have been the words of the day in 5 Saturn as we enter our final week.

The children are putting the finishing touches to their wonderful ‘Land of Neverbelieve’ English projects showing how well they can work independently and responsibly. And in computing, the class welcomed our Y1 friends from Swallows this morning to join us to play the simple and fun addition games we have created in coding lessons. The Y1 children all really enjoyed the session, in large part due to way that the class welcomed, and looked after, them. It was great to see so many fantastic relationships skills on show!

Well done Saturn this year – you have shown real effort to develop so that you are ready to take on the challenges of Year 6!
Best of luck to you all,
Mr Pickering




Sharing Mental Maths Games in Scratch 

   
 
Year 5 have been learning some advanced coding skills in computing lessons. Using Scratch, they have all created mental maths games to test their knowledge of the times tables! The games have been programmed to input player names, generate random questions and check for accuracy of answers. Some children have even been able to keep track of scores and lives within their games!

Last week they welcomed Year 3 children into the ICT suite to test out their games and to give feedback (see the photos above). It proved to be a fantastic shared learning experience that was enjoyed by all.