St Helens Primary

Yesterday was an absolute ball at St Helens Primary! Pupils were really enthusiastic and they all enjoyed learning about binary code, and were very meticulous when writing their names onto their very own binary badges. Some even drew little images of technological inventions underneath their names! Some great brainstorming going on!

Pupils were also great at issuing very precise instructions whilst taking part in the ‘human programming’ activity.

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Some fantastic photographs taken as usual. For our complete album, please click on this link here.

Thanks St Helens!

Beth 🙂

Ynystawe Primary

My day at Ynystawe Primary on Thursday the 14th of November was fantastic! Pupils were really enthusiastic to learn something new! Pupils were really careful at doing their binary badges and paid particular attention to ensure that they had the right amount of zero’s and one’s in their names!

The whole school was buzzing with excitement as they prepared for Children in Need for the following day. I hope it all went well for you Ynystawe, I’m sure it did!

Plenty of lovely photographs yet again! Here’s one for good measure and the rest can be seen on our flickr account.

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Hope to see you again soon!

Beth 🙂

Brackla Primary

What a fantastic day out at Brackla Primary school on Wednesday. I had a great time with the pupils! I think it was safe to say that we all had lots of fun!

In particular, the Gangnam Style went down really well and we were all exhausted by the end! Some fantastic photographs taken. Plenty of smiles all day long!

Check out this photo of pupils showing off their binary badges:

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For the complete album please visit our flickr account.

Thanks Brackla Primary!

Beth 🙂

St Illtuds Primary

We had a great day out at St Illtuds Primary (Llantwit Major) on the 12th of November! Pupils were very eager to learn something new and they all appeared to enjoy the workshop. We received some great feedback from pupils! Here are a few comments that pupils’ left on their feedback sheets:

“It was very entertaining. Hope I see you again!”

“It was amazing and cool and I would like it if you came back again and again :)”

“I think Playground Computing is the funniest lesson ever because the activities are fun and it’s interesting”

Glad you enjoyed St Illtuds, so did I!

Beth 🙂

Pen y Fro Primary

What a great day we had out at Pen y Fro on the 7th of November. We received a lovely welcome! Pupils appeared to have lots of fun! Pupils were very inquisitive and asked plenty of questions about computer science. Luckily the weather wasn’t too bad and we were able to do a few tasks and activities outside which was great. I was really impressed with how well pupils from Pen y Fro were able to sort data, just like how a computer does. They did this really well! Pupils also made great use of their teamwork and communication skills.

 

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We managed to take lots and lots of photographs at Pen y Fro which is great! Check out our flickr account for the complete album!

Beth and Fran 🙂

Whitestone Primary

We had a fantastic couple of days out at Whitestone Primary last week. Pupils were very keen to learn and it was clear that Computer Science really interested them! I was impressed with how well pupils participated in the activities, and we all enjoyed some fantastic discussions.

Year 5 pupils were a pleasure to teach. They took binary code to another level, and even wrote binary messages to their friends. I was impressed to see how they continued with their binary messages well into playtime!

Year 6 were also fantastic and were experts at the Gangnam Style! We had lots of fun!

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For our complete album, please go to our flickr account!

Thanks Whitestone!

Beth 🙂

I received a lovely warm welcome and

Glais Primary

I had a fab day out at Glais Primary on Thursday! Yet again, we were so very lucky with the weather and could go outside for the majority of the activities. It was also great to chat with pupils about how they perceived the future to be, some very interesting ideas I must say!

Pupils responded really positively to the tasks and in particular I felt they really enjoyed learning binary code! Some great participation and plenty of laughs.

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For the complete album, check out our flickr account!

Thanks Glais Primary! I had a great time.

Beth 🙂

 

Glyncollen Primary School

I had a great day out at Glyncollen Primary on Wednesday! I was pleasantly greeted by pupils and was over the moon with how well they responded to the tasks and activities. They were really curious and asked some fantastic questions. They really proved that they have developed their computational thinking skills! One year 6 group in particular really grasped the ‘repetition’ element of computer programming, before I had even mentioned it! It’s great to see some pupils really thinking outside of the box. Some fantastic instructions given during the obstacle course too! Very well done to all.

Thanks for a lovely day Glyncollen!

Hope to see you all again some time!

Bethan 🙂

Sea View Primary!

I had an absolute blast out at Sea View primary last week! Yet again the weather was great and we were able to go out onto the school yard to enjoy our session.

The pupils were really keen to learn about Computer Science, and have already started their computer programming sessions in school on their I-pads, which is great!

Again, some great photographs of pupils having fun as they learn.

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To view the complete album, please go to our flickr account.

It was lovely to read some of the comments that pupils left on their feedback forms. To quote a few …

” I had fun, please come again!”

“It was amazing. I learned loads. Thank you for coming”

“I think it’s fun and it helps me to learn about computer science”

I would love to come back again to see you all! Lets hope so!

Keep up the good work Mrs Rabab 🙂

Beth

Bryncethin Primary

A great week for Bridgend schools this week! I received an amazing response from Bryncethin Primary and I really felt that pupils enjoyed the workshop immensely.

I was very impressed with how well the year 6 pupils responded to the data task of sorting algorithms. Pupils listened well and performed the task with great ease – demonstrating a great understanding of how computers sort information.

Year 5 also demonstrated some superb dance moves!

Very impressed!

Well done Bryncethin 🙂

Beth