Mr Woolcock

What Makes a Super Strong Password?

For our third week of E-Safety lessons this year we’ve been looking at what makes a strong and secure password.  Each class in Key Stage 2 has had discussions about what passwords are, why they are important and how they can protect our digital stuff. It’s very important

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Admin

How can we Recognise Fake News?

‘Fake news’ is a huge topic at the moment and believable but untrue content online has become more and more commonplace.  Luckily, this week in our E-Safety lessons we are learning all about being Internet Alert, which means recognising what is real and what is fake, as well

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Mr Woolcock

What is our Online Persona?

We are spending this half term focusing on the internet and how we can keep ourselves safe whilst online.  Over the next six weeks we’ll be looking at online safety from a variety of different aspects, starting with looking at the information we choose to share online. We’re

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Mr Woolcock

Penpol School attend the BETT Show 2019

A couple of weeks ago myself, Mr Chislett and Paul all went up to London to visit the BETT show.  This massive educational technology show involves thousands of companies, hundreds of workshops and some fascinating presentations from industry and educational leaders.  This year we were also lucky enough

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Mr Woolcock

Etch-A-Scratch with Year 4

This term the Year 4 pupils are learning all about robots and their uses in the world.  They’ve been taking this learning into Computing as well and this week we’ve written programs to help us draw our very own robotic creations. Using Scratch 3.0 the children have worked

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Mr Jones

Electrifying!

Have you ever wondered where electricity comes from? Class 9 have been investigating the different ways in which electricity is produced. After investigating and finding information, the children wrote short scripts outlining what they have found. Using iPads, the children have narrated a video from the BBC website

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Mr Woolcock

Enjoying every second of the Hour of Code

Over the last two weeks each class in Key Stage 2 has taken part in the Hour of Code.  For those unfamiliar, Hour of Code is a worldwide event which encourages school children to spend an hour having fun by problem solving through writing code. Each year some

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Mr Woolcock

Penpol are Finalists at the 2018 Edge Awards

Penpol School have once again been recognised for our pupils outstanding ICT and Computing work and have been shortlisted as a finalist for the Edge Awards 2018. These awards celebrate the very best technology companies, digital content and entrepreneurs in Cornwall, along with the schools and colleges that

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Mr Woolcock

Class 14 write programs with their names

This week we’ve started using the fantastic Scratch 3.0 software to build some pretty interesting programs.  Starting with a basic idea of animating our names, we developed ideas and explored options to take our projects in different directions. Within an hour we’d got 28 completely different projects including

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Mr Woolcock

Exploring 3D designs for this year’s Winter Ornaments

This half term we’re starting a big 3D printing project in Computing.  Each class has been learning all about 3D design and how to create different models and designs using the 3D design software Tinkercad. Each class have gone through some quick-fire challenges with limited time and blocks

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Admin

Class 13 create their own E-Safety animation!

Over the last few weeks Class 13 have been building upon their knowledge learnt from their Online Safety lessons and have taken it upon themselves to share what they have learnt from the Be Internet Legends program with others. In order to accomplish this they have worked in

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Mr Woolcock

Thomas is an official Internet Legend!

A few weeks ago Thomas came to see me with some fantastic drawings that he’d done after the Google Be Internet Legends assembly.  He spent hours drawing and colouring his creations and put in so much effort that I thought it’d be nice to send a copy to

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