Monthly Archives: June 2014

Working with simple programming

This week’s task was to use the Turtle element of Textease Studio CT. With the implementation of the computing curriculum in September, this is an ideal way to begin looking at sequences of instructions. Using directional arrows, the user programs the turtle to move in certain directions and at given angles. In this example of work from the session below, we have an example of a turtle game that was designed, along with the cover for the game at the top, all using Textease.

turtle session 16.6.14

Our first session – Textease Studio CT

In our first session we explored some of the tools which Textease Studio CT has to offer. This is a comprehensive publishing program that is perfectly designed and balanced for the primary curriculum as it enables learning to be accomplished quickly and simply. In this session the aim was to use the paint and text tools to create a poster for something which we are interested in. In this case, a child at our school wanted to produce a poster for their forthcoming production.

textease studio 9.6.14


Welcome to our brand new ICT in the community blog. ICT in the community is a project that I have established through my passion for teaching ICT to develop the skills of the Westwood community, children and parents of our school. We meet every Thursday after school from 3.15-4pm in the school hall at Westwood with Iford School and we discuss and explore the many facets of ICT which are new, different or may seem tricky, in a relaxed, informal and fun way.

If you would like to join us, please contact the school on 01225 862408 and we would very much like to have you along, everyone is very welcome.

Ian Rockey
Head teacher