Computing

British Science Week 2019

by | 3 Mar 2019 | Computing, Science, Swans, Visits

On Monday 11th March, all of our Year 6’s made the journey to Martlesham to spend the morning at BT Adastral Park for the annual British Science Week. The children spent half the morning looking at ten different showcases demonstrating the latest technology in retail, robotics, security, TV, hospitals and banks. The second half of […]

Safer Internet Day 2019

by | 2 Feb 2019 | Computing, Kingfishers, Owls, Swans, Woodpeckers

We take Internet Safety very seriously at school and it is something that we regularly talk about to the children. However, (the National) Safer Internet Day which takes place on February 5th is a good day to remind the children about how we can stay safe online.  The theme of this year’s Safer Internet Day […]

Computational Thinking @ BT

by | 1 Jan 2019 | Computing, Owls

Our Year 3’s recently had the opportunity to visit BT @ Adastral Park to join approximately 150 other children to take part in a series of workshops all based on ‘Computational Thinking’.  Our children worked individually and in pairs to program Beebots, Lego and Crumble Bots, to work on Scratch and Scratch Junior animation programs […]

Robotics @ BT

by | 11 Nov 2018 | Computing, News, Swans, Visits

On Friday 10th November, the Year 5 children went to BT @ Adastral Park to take part in a Crumble Bot session. The children were tasked with creating a program that would enable the Crumble Bot Car to flash different coloured lights; to make it stop when it came across a black line and to […]

Confusing Computing!

by | 10 Oct 2018 | Computing, Swans, Visitors

On Friday, a selection of computing enthusiasts from the Swans class spent the day working with Chris Calver from Rapid Electronics Ltd, who is a Vex Robotics Expert. The children worked together building, coding and practising manoeuvring their robots to complete this year’s Vex IQ Challenge – Next Level. The challenge involves designing, building and […]

Year 6 @ BT

by | 3 Mar 2018 | Computing, Science, Swans, Trips

On Friday 16th March, the Swans class visited Adastral Park, Martlesham, where BT were celebrating British Science Week. The children were taken on a tour around the showcase area and were introduced to the latest innovations and technologies from around the world such as video analytics, augmented reality, holograms, hand gestures and double robotics. After […]

Vex Club

by | 1 Jan 2017 | Computing, Extracurricular, Swans

On Wednesday evening a group of Swans started a Vex club. Over the next few weeks, they will build a Vex ‘model’ which can then be programmed to perform different tasks. We hope in the future to compete with other schools in a Vex robot competition. We will keep you updated on the progress.  

Crumble Bot Success

by | 10 Oct 2016 | Achievements, Computing, Swans, Trips

On Wednesday 12th October, some of the Swans class took part in a Crumble Bot competition at BT. The children took part in a series of challenges which saw them compete against 31 other primary schools. At the end of the afternoon, the Year 5 team came 2nd out of 31 teams and the Year 6 team came 4th. […]