Yesterday in our ICT lesson, we started to learn about algorithms.
We learnt that they are a set of instructions you give to program a computer.
For our first lesson about algorithms, we didn’t program a computer or any other technology though… we programmed each other and Miss Carter!
Firstly, we gave Miss Carter a set of instructions to open the door, it went wrong a few times and we had to try again and give different instructions, it was so much fun!
Then, we worked in pairs to program our friends, giving them algorithms to get to different parts of the classroom. We had to tell them to move forwards, backwards, left, right, how many steps, which way to face and many other instructions.
Today, Year 5, were excited to meet Dave Heyhoe. After writing remembrance poems for his dog, Treo, and attaching them to his memorial, Dave wanted to meet the children. We loved hearing all his stories and how wonderful Treo was. We were told about how he was trained with a tennis ball and a rubber duck, as well how he helped in the war in Afghanistan. Some of us are reading Dave’s book “All about Treo”. It was so interesting to listen to their experiences and how they saved many lives. Treo was honored by receiving the Dickin Medal, which is the highest award any animal can receive whilst serving in the military.
In Reception this week we have had Mrs Barnes with us in our class to do some baking.
Each group of children made a chocolate cornflake cake.
The children observed the changes of the chocolate when it got hot and melted.
The used their gross motor skills to mix the chocolate and cornflakes together by stirring.
Then the children had to use their hand and eye co ordination to spoon the mixture into the cases.