Category Archives: Computing

3D Printing

This afternoon the iLeaders returned to the Hug Group to see their 3D printer in action!  A quick walk down to the Nucleus and Claire was there to meet us, taking us upstairs to their office ready to give us a demonstration, and explanation, of their printer and systems. We learnt that 3D printers use reels of coloured plastic that is heated up and
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Technology Day in Reception

Last week, Reception had a technology day! We used a range of technologies within the classroom. We used; computers, interactive white boards, illuminated chalkboards, toy phones to call our friends within the classroom, recordable pegs, recordable foam boards, bee-bots, recordable flowers and rocks. We had lots of fun by drawing pictures, recording our voices and listening back to them, we pressed buttons to make
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Harvest Animations

Year 6 have been busy exploring and creating amazing animations using Mr Clegg’s new Zu3D software. We began by checking out what the software could enable us to create, before making our own fictional scenes using the jungle and spooky backgrounds. Once we got the hang of it, we had a lot of fun! After break we began planning and creating our Harvest animation
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iLeaders Visit HugGroup

Last week we received an invitation from a local technology company, HugGroup, to come to their offices and learn about their new school trip safety system called ClassHug. Today we took the short walk down to the Nucleus, on The Bridge, to visit the two company directors and their team and to meet local MP Gareth Johnson who was also visiting.  A local news
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Pokemon GO – Risks Involved

Pokémon GO is a mobile app that you download to your Android smartphone or iPhone, but play in the real world through augmented reality.The aim is to locate, catch, battle and trade Pokémon, and you are encouraged to connect with other nearby Pokémon GO players as you do so. This new game is being talked a lot about in the media, and here at
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Safer Internet Day 2016

Key messages for the Safer Internet Day 2016 campaign Safer Internet Day 2016 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 9th February with the slogan ‘Play your part for a better internet’. Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and
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New Maths Videos!

Are you a child or parent looking for guidance about how we do Maths at DBCPS? Well, our new Maths videos could be just what you’re looking for… Some of our fantastic pupils have teamed up with Mr Pearson and Mr Clegg to create videos showing how we do written calculations at DBCPS. Take a look at the following link to find out more.
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Goodbye ICT, Hello Computing!

Boom!  The wait is over and the computing curriculum is here and wow are we ready to learn about it.  From September 2014 the new computing curriculum begins and so ICT is renamed and remains a statutory subject for us to teach.  There have been a few changes to ICT and we will now be looking much more at computer science, with one of
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Live from the Bridge! Episode 1.

A new milestone in DBCPS’s history has been set! Today we are launching our brand new radio station…Live from the Bridge! The pupils in Year 6 have put a huge amount of effort in to planning, recording, making the jingles and editing the show and in this first episode you will find out about the golden ticket winners, competitions, sports, news, jokes, interviews and
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Snap! Snap! Pose!

In nursery we are really lucky because we can use the iPads almost every day in our classroom. We use them to find out information we want to explore and to look at pictures too, but recently Miss Harrison has been showing us all how to use the camera. We have been learning how to use the iPad independently and select the camera app.
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