Mr Woolcock

Year 5 have been learning about the Ancient Greeks

This term both Year 5 classes have been learning about the Ancient Greeks.  As part of this learning they have built their very own Greek Temples using Keynote on computer and have created these gorgeous animations for you to enjoy. Each child took a different Greek figure and

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Mr Woolcock

Keira-Mae: Computing Star of the Week

This week it has been easy to pick Keira-Mae as the Computing Star of the Week as she truly excelled herself in her lesson by showing determination, perseverance and a huge amount of focus.  Her challenge was to get as far as possible on the Keyboard Climber game

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Mr Woolcock

Taking a Look Inside a Computer…

This week in Computing Year 5 and Year 6 have been learning all about the different parts that make up a computer, including the Motherboard, Processor, Hard Drive, RAM, Graphics Card, Heatsink and the Power Supply Unit.  We learnt how all of these parts are useless by themselves,

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Mr Stanlake

Space Day For Our Budding Year 5 Scientists

This week the children (and teachers)  in Year 5 have celebrated their learning within science this term by taking part in a Science themed Space day. The day was split into three activities including rocket building, space themed art and movie making. Working in pairs, the children created

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Mr Woolcock

Reggie: Computing Star of the Week

Reggie is the Computing Star of the Week this week because of his incredibly determined and impressive work last week in the Infant Mac Suite.  The class were learning keyboard skills and letter recognition and Reggie preserved and ended up achieving the highest results in the class by

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Mr Woolcock

Hour Of Code 2017: A Hero’s Journey

Penpol School have been taking part in the international Hour Of Code this week.  The idea behind the Hour of Code is simple, to get every child around the world spending an hour learning a little bit about computer science and programming.  This year there are over 514 million

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Mr Woolcock

3D Decorations by Key Stage 2

This term every child in Key Stage 2 has made their own 3D printed winter decoration. To explain how they did it, we’ve created a short video for you to enjoy.   It’s been such a fun process helping each child design and make their decorations and Paul

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Mr Woolcock

What’s that noise coming from the Mac Suite?

Since the beginning of November I’ve been asked the same question time and time again: “What’s that noise coming from the Mac Suite, Mr Woolcock?” It’s a very valid question as there has indeed been a pretty irritating noise coming from the Mac Suite for the last few

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Mr Woolcock

Year 5 and 6 begin writing their own Websites

This week the Year 5s and 6s and begun to learn how to write and code their own websites using the programming languages HTML and CSS. We started out by looking at how a HTML page is structured using <> and </> tags and how we can then

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Mr Woolcock

Year 1 love programming their own Angry Birds!

This half term Year 1 have been learning the basics of coding by giving instructions to the popular ‘Angry Birds’ characters.  In order to help these birds reach their target (the green piggies!) the children have to give them the correct directional instructions to move along the level.

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Mr Woolcock

3D Class Mascot Challenge

Last week our 3D design work started in earnest in the Junior Mac Suite.  To get the children learning all about the Tinkercad 3D design program they were set a challenge: to design the best class mascot to sit on their teacher’s desk. Everyone in Year 4, 5

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Mr Woolcock

Celebrating European Day of Languages at Penpol

Today marks the European Day of Languages, a day to celebrate the 6000+ languages spoken around the world.  To mark the occasion at Penpol we’ve arranged a special non-uniform day where the children came to school dressed in the colours of their favourite flag. Even more excitingly, Mr

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Mr Woolcock

Thanks to the PFA for our Brand New MakerBot!

At the end of last term Mrs Turner and the Penpol Friends Association very kindly agreed to pay for half of a brand new 3D printer for the Mac Suite. Over the last year our 3D printing work has become more and more exciting and whilst our original

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