Category Archives: Coding

STEM Week

We had an influx of explorers and discoverers at Heber week as children and staff fully embraced our STEM Week. Children were left wondering who all the inspiring scientists, explorers and inventors were on the blue plaques around the school as they also spent the week trying to make their own discoveries through Science, Technology, Maths and Engineering activities. Each year group has written

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Digital Leadership

Digital Leadership: Report from Ms Darrell   I am very pleased to announce that our Digital Leader recruitment drive went off with a bang! Over 50 application forms were received and I was very impressed with the quality of answers given on the forms. Mrs Jefford and I whittled the applications down to 18 and we had the pleasure of interviewing some incredible children.

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Hackaball and Heber

Over the past year, we have been working with Made by Many, a company that has designed and built a ball which can teach children the basics of coding. Hackaball encourages kids to learn about technology, play together and be physically active. iPad and iPhone apps make it easy to program the ball and respond by changing colour and light patterns by vibrating and playing

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Awesome Box – Update –

2014 ended with a rather exciting letter from the Clore Duffield Foundation. Mainly because it contained a cheque for £25,000! So we are kicking off the new year getting our plans in order, researching what might go into the box, getting in touch with manufacturers, writing lesson plans, and doing whatever we possibly can to get a stack of amazing gadgets into school so

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Year 6 Coding

This term Year 6 have been learning to code using variables and object properties. They have designed and built games that follow certain rules and have developed over a series of lessons. Some children have used the programming language Scratch to design games similar to the popular mobile game “Flappy Bird”. It has been great to see the children developing their confidence with coding and

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