Years 5 & 6 are taking part in the Hour of Code for Computer Science Week, the Hour of Code is a global acxtivity reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries promoting Coding. The children can choose from over 200 fun tutorials to practise their coding skills.
Year 2 created an animation using a sequence of images.
In Computing Year 1 have been learning about creating digital pictures, they used the tools in 2 Paint a Picture to create a Christmas themed picture.
Please comment on our work.
Year 5 & 6 are learning more about searching the World Wide Web, they are asked to explore the following websites:
All about Explorers – complete the treasure hunt about John Calbot.
Tree Octopus – Why is the Tree octopus not on the official endangered species list?
Velcro Crop– What issues do you think affects the Velcro crop?
Dog Island – How many dogs currently live on Dog Island?
Tomato Spider – What does a Tomato spider eat?
Through exploring these sites the children all learnt not to trust everything you read on the World Wide Web.
Wow! What an incredible week we have had here at Galley Hill. Our incredible poppy display has been visited by our local MP, Mike Penning, and the Mayor of Dacorum, Councillor Robert Mclean. As well as this, it has been a social media hit, talked about on Heart radio and been on the front cover of the Gazette. We are very proud of all of the children for their hard work and for their understanding of what the poppy represents and why this is so important. All of the children who have spoken to our visitors have been an absolute credit to our school. Of course, we also need to say an ENORMOUS thank you to Mrs. Dance who organised the project and spent hours working on it.
We will remember them.
In Year’s 3 & 4 lesson today the children have been discussing the theme of this year’s anti-bullying week which is the Power for Good.
They have learnt that online bullying we are all different and that our differences should be celebrated and that we can all make a difference to stop bullying and to create a safer and more respectful online world.
They have added their thoughts to a collaborative wall.
Year 1 created an eCollage using 2 Paint a Picture, they used a picture of a real leaf to create their pictures.
Today Nursery children came to the Computer Suite, they used their mouse skills to create a Firework picture.
We hope you enjoy looking at their pictures, please comment.
Fresh back from the half term holidays, some of our Key Stage Two children were getting their creative ideas flowing in writing workshops with our ‘Author in Residence’ Heather Butler last week. She worked each afternoon with groups of children from across KS2 on producing poetry for the little books you can see in the picture. They worked hard on vocabulary choices and practised using a thesaurus to select synonyms to improve their work. The Year 6 group who came to see me in my office were incredibly proud of what they had produced and rightly so. Well done to all pupils involved in the project and our thanks, as ever, to Heather for her enthusiasm.
Year 2 learnt about Firework safety and created pictures using many of the tools in 2 Paint an Picture.
We hope you like the pictures.