I had a fantastic day out at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School yesterday! We had a great time learning about unplugged computer science, and It was a pleasure to be around pupils who were so enthusiastic! I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard that many year 4 and 5 pupils were already experienced at using HTML – WOW! Excellent progress and at such a young age. Mrs Mullan has done a fantastic job of introducing pupils to many aspects of computer science such as; Scratch, Hopscotch, Beebot and HTML.
It was also great to see that there was a half built computer on display in the learning pod classroom! What a great way of allowing pupils to see all of the different computer components and hardware.
Pupils asked some fantastic questions and I could have stayed and chatted all day. We learned about algorithms, binary code, and we discussed how robots and technologies are developing.
Thank you Mrs Mullan for the lovely collage of photographs that can be viewed below.
Back again on Wednesday, and cannot wait!
Thank you St Josephs,
As promised, here are some photographs of the robotics workshop that took place out at Llanfair Primary.
The photo below shows the main task in action.
The aim of the task is for pupils (in groups of 4-5) to decide on the correct instructions needed to guide the robot through the maze, and are given ‘direction cards’.
The instructions are broken down into precise commands, and pupils use their ‘direction cards’ and decide in their groups, how many seconds the robot will need to travel for and in what direction it should turn etc.
Pupils are shown how the robot is programmed via the software shown on the over head projector.
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:
For the complete album please visit our flickr account.
Thanks Brackla Primary!