Year One have been on a mission to find treasure this morning!
Each class had three treasure maps , which they had to add two more obstacles for the beep bots to maneuver around. The more obstacles the more algorithms the pupils had to input. The last class, who were 1A, had the most obstacles to work as a team to maneuver the beep bot around. The pupils had to really work as a team to find the treasure without landing in the lake, crashing into the mountains or getting lost in the woods!
This afternoon year four have been experimenting with a simple interface and bringing to life a sprite. Working with our partners, who they have created their games with, the children spent time animating and bringing to life a character. Some of us managed to even get our cat sprite to speak; walk, dance and change colour!
This week in ICT year three have begun to experiment with creating their own characters! Using Scratch; we had a practice at creating a brand new ‘sprites’ using our ideas and plans from last lesson… What do you think?
Year Five have been continuing their ‘cryptographing’ with Mrs James this week. Exploring the frequency of which certain letters are used in our writing and using this to help us to crack different secret codes. Mrs James even gave us a Cipher code where we had to crack it in pairs to find out what our next task was…many of us were scratching our heads! There were prizes for the first children to come with the code completed.
This morning in ICT; year Two continued their exciting challenge of testing different games! We looked at an old game, which we think that even some of our parents and even Grandparents might have played… Pong! We thought it looked like real fun! We discussed the algorithms, which would be needed to play the game and we were quick to spot that they were simple and precise- only up or down! The paddles were difficult to maneuver at first, but the more practice we had the quicker we were to score 11! We tried to think of ways in which we could even improve the classic game! This was definitely a hit with all of us! Even Mrs James couldn’t help but have a go!!
This Week In ICT, Year three began to plan out their exciting animations!
We used a simple idea and created a story board, which we related to algorithms to plan our ideas. A story board is a broken down set of instructions for a story in a similar way that algorithms are a simple broken down set of instructions for a computer.
Year six have been set quite a difficult challenge in ICT this year… to design and create a brand new App! We have spent time discussing how Apps, which are available, can help us in our everyday lives. We even moved on to a mature discussion about real life problems that we might encounter every day and how an app could possibly help them! Some of our ideas included; ‘annoying siblings’, wanting food that is hot and finding a Halal restaurant without too much hassle! Watch this space!