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

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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Mr Woolcock

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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Mr Woolcock

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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Mr Woolcock

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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Mr Woolcock

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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Mr Woolcock

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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Mr Woolcock

Tess H & Chloe: Computing Stars of the Week

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

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Mr Woolcock

Brodi & Jake: Computing Stars of the Week

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

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Mr Woolcock

Class 3 are ‘Fans’ of our Lego Robotics!

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

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Mr Woolcock

Reuben & Connor: Computing Stars of the Week

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. 

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