During the term, Sycamore and Beech Class have been learning to code using Scratch. Below is a link for a guide to help students and parents learn how to code over the coming festive break.
Scratch – First Steps combines colourful graphics with clear step by step instructions and is designed to get young people up and running with coding. It’s good for complete beginners as well as anyone who needs a refresher on the basics. The Guide is free to download and use anywhere, anytime you like, so just go to https://stemforstarters.com/first_steps and start coding!
The Scratch programming language is fun and easy to use but also surprisingly powerful. It’s free, runs on most kinds of computer and supports the KS2 computing curriculum.
Sycamore Class created colourful African pots as part of our theme topic (Journeys). They formed a thumb pot to start with and then added coils on top. Using their hands and a range of tools, they created their planned designs and added different textures. Once dry, they painted on top. Well done.
Sycamore Class have been carrying out lots of different investigations to do with forces. We have been looking in particular at pushes and pulls and how many Newtons it takes to carry out one of these forces.
We had a fantastic day at Borwick Hall taking part in a variety of outdoor activities. We all had a go at canoeing, orienteering and the low ropes course over the pond. These activities really tested our perseverance, communication, cooperation and risk taking skills.