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
Year 3s have started using LEGO WeDo 2.0 robotics sets for the first time this week! After much excitement and anticipation, Class 8 have been building race cars for their first project. From building with LEGO bricks to writing the code on screen, the children have demonstrated fantastic
Since Christmas, Harry has been working on code for his first full iOS app, the Horror Maze game. He has spent countless lunchtimes, evenings and weekends working on his idea and today (on the last day of term) has got it fully working on a real iPhone! He
At the end of every academic year Penpol School celebrates the efforts and achievements of our Year 6 pupils with our annual Speech Day awards. These children have won awards relating to Computing this year and it only seems right to say a word or two about why
Key Stage 1: Caio (Class 2) Caio has had a really positive week in Computing, particularly when presented with new challenges. This week we’ve really been focusing on using the keyboards to type sentences (not an easy skill when you’re used to seeing lower case letters which aren’t
This week Class 7 have been using the Lego WeDo 2.0 robotics kits to build and code robots that are designed to pull heavy weights. The class were given a short time (only 40 minutes!) and the basic instructions and were then left to create their own robot.
Recently we’ve been looking at how we can use the computers to make music by using a program called GarageBand. The children have only had one lesson on this fantastic program so far, but already they’re starting to make some great songs. Class 9 had an exceptionally productive lesson in
Key Stage 1: Lily (Class 3) Lily always comes into Computing with a “can-do” attitude and a keen desire to learn. Her confidence is exceptional and is always happy to help her friends if they get stuck. She’s also keen to ask questions to extend her knowledge and
Key Stage 1: Connor (Class 3) Connor is a star in Computing every week, but this week in particular he shone with the Google Expeditions day. He had a fantastic time exploring the rainforest and outer space, but throughout the session he helped his friends around him and
On Tuesday Penpol School had a very special visit from Google who had some exciting new technology to show off to the children. Google Expeditions is a new project designed to introduce primary school children to Virtual Reality in the classroom. Mark from Google bought 60 Google Cardboard headsets to
Key Stage 1: Tess H (Class 6) Tess has had a fantastic couple of terms in Computing, but this week she really demonstrated her brilliant sense of determination and persistence as well as her keen eye for helping others. She not only completed her own work to the
Key Stage 1: Brodi (Class 6) Brodi has recently found a whole new sense of confidence using ICT. He is now confidently writing code and making robots without help, which was something he felt unable to achieve just a few short weeks ago. He is able to instruct
This week Class 3 had their first proper chance to explore and create using our new Lego WeDo 2.0 robotics sets. Their challenge was to design and build a fan which could spin like a windmill. Teamed up into groups of threes and fours, the class set about
Key Stage 1: Reuben (Class 6) Reuben is incredibly interested in everything to do with technology, from creating code to finding facts online, Reuben is the person to ask if ever you need help. Last week he explained, flawlessly, exactly what the internet is and how it works.