On Tuesday 8th March, we were given BBC microbits and got to actually code and program the LED lights on them. We learned about the different parts to a microbit and what the functions of the parts are. We plugged a wire into the microbit and the computer; the pad of LEDs (to everyone’s delight) lit up and spelled messages such as hello :) . Then it was time to program the microbit to do the things we wanted it to do. We logged onto the website we would be using, and started by experimenting with the code, and testing it out on a screen that represents the microbit. We were able to make it say different things, or pictures. We started by using the basics, of which we could put in our own drawing/ writing on the LEDs. After we had made our code, we plugged in the microbit, and watched our code appear on the LEDs.
Today in Thailand Class, we proved that light only travels in straight lines my building our own Lego structures!
This week the Year 6 children were visited by a very special guest - Margaret. Our visitor brought the children a first hand account of what it was like to be evacuated during the Blitz during World War 2. Margaret told the children all about her life as an evacuee and what it as like to live away from her family during such a worrying time. The children prepared many questions to ask and were all amazed by the things they learned.
This week the team from Bikeright have been delivering the Bikeability grades 1 and 2 to the children of Year 6. They have all enjoyed their time and learnt how to be safe when riding on the roads.