Thursday, 30 November 2017

Scratch Coding

This week, we used the Scratch programme during our coding session. SCRATCH is a programming language (CODE) that lets you create your own interactive stories,animations, games, music, and art.
We started by learning the basics - step by step. We learned about the stage, sprites, palette of commands, code area etc. 
From our work on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, we had drawn pictures of an underwater scene. This was our first project to create it using Scratch. We also had some free time to explore the programme and choose our own stories.

Explore at home also.

We look forward to our final session next week!

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

An Introduction to Coding

We are very happy to have Aideen in for a few weeks to teach us how to do coding.

We began by learning the language of coding - code, programmer, sequence, loop, commands etc. We are excited about becoming programmers over the next few weeks.

We were happy to get the laptops out for the first time this year, for Session 2. We learned about the different parts of the computer. We played our first coding game - Blockly! This is a type of coding where you connect blocks together to form code.
Blockly

Session 3 was Coding with Angry Birds. Our mission was to catch the naughty pig. We worked very well through the levels.

Coding Angry Birds




 



Thursday, 16 November 2017

Days of the Week

We are learning about the Days of the Week in Maths and we are also learning how to spell them.

This chant helps us.
Days of the Week Chant

These games help us to read, learn and spell the days.

Find the Treasure

Memory Game