Category Archives: Coding

We are Cryptographers & Toy Designers

Today in class the children in Orchid Class took on another code cracking theme, this time using Textease to create their own Morse Code messages. Check back soon to see what amazing work they have achieved! Then Lotus class also used Textease but to electronically design the toys they had been thinking about before they write the script in Scratch to bring them alive next week. Such a fun afternoon!

More Code Club Fun

Today was another weekly Code Club session and it was just fantastic to see children from throughout the school programming so wonderfully. With our younger children, I challenged them to create a Lego WeDo Project and then program it using the laptop. Here they are describing it themselves!

Code Club Lego Wedo 2.3.16 from Mr Rockey on Vimeo.

Our older children, fresh back from an inspiring trip to @Bristol focused their attention, working with Trevor, on the Lost in Space Scratch module with fascinating results. Here is an extended version by Flo

Lost in Space 2.3.16 from Mr Rockey on Vimeo.

Code Club Begins Officially

Yesterday afternoon was very exciting as we started out first official Code Club. We are lucky to have a recognised volunteer from the local community, Trevor Hilder, who has a highly skilled background in computing and technology and the older children loved getting into their first Scratch programming session with him. With the focus on building a script and understanding the processing, the children worked incredibly hard and I can see that the coming weeks are going to be a lot of fun. I worked with the younger children to program Lego using a computer, understanding the need to position the command blocks correctly in order to make it work. Here are the children in action: