Mr Woolcock

Year 3 Create their own Winter Ornaments

This term children in Year 3 have been learning how to use the 3D design program Tinkercad. They’ve learnt how to rotate, resize and combine objects into creative and imaginative shapes. As well as this they’ve completed a series of mini-challenges to really test their digital building skills

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Mr Woolcock

Bringing a little digital snow to Penpol

This week we’ve been having some Festive Fun with the iPads and our Computing lessons by spending time learning how to use the Green Screen tool in iMovie. The children have learnt how to use this great effect to create their own Snowglobe videos using this technique. You

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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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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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Mr Woolcock

Speech Day: Computing and ICT Awards 2017

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

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Mr Woolcock

Caio & Otis: Computing Stars of the Week

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

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Class 7 Build and Code Lego Pulling Robots

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.

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Class 9 are Making Music with GarageBand

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

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Lily & Morgan: Computing Stars of the Week

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

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Connor & Taran: Computing Stars of the Week

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

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Penpol Pupils go on a Virtual Reality Expedition with Google!

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

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