Mr Woolcock

Exploring Stop Motion in Class 14

In Computing this week Class 14 learnt all about Stop Motion Animation and how to bring objects to life in creative and fun ways.  After a short introduction their challenge was simple: “Make your Classroom come to life!”. Sit back, grab some popcorn and enjoy these fantastic short

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Mr Woolcock

Internet Legends and Beyond with Year 6

As well as learning about being Internet Legends, our Year 6’s have taken their learning a step further by creating their own sixth section to the Be Internet Legends curriculum.  After some really in depth discussions each child settled upon what they felt would be an important addition

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Mr Woolcock

Penpol visit the BETT Show 2018

Last week myself, Mr Doyle and Paul went on a trip up to London to visit the British Educational Training and Technology (BETT) Show.  Once again the show proved to be incredibly inspiring and our visit has seen us return back to Penpol with loads of exciting new

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Mr Woolcock

Penpol lead the way with LEGO Robotics!

At the end of last year LEGO Education got in touch with Penpol to see how we were getting on with our WeDo 2.0 robotics sets. After a lengthy discussion on the phone the LEGO team were incredibly impressed with how well the staff and pupils at Penpol

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Mr Woolcock

Class 3 Have Fun Making Milo

Class 3 have recently started getting to grips with our Lego WeDo 2.0 robotics sets and this week took their skills to a whole new level by building and coding Milo, the explorer robot.  To build this cute little robot the children had to follow a series of

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Mr Woolcock

How to Build a Computer with Year 5 + 6

This week our Year 5 and Year 6 classes have all taken it in turns to build their own computers using the assortment of components that they learnt about last week.  Working in small groups (and with the help of Mr Woolcock and Paul) each child learnt where

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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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