Programming - Micro:bit - Spirit Level (31.03.23)
In computing this term, we have been strengthening our understanding of Micro:bits. This time we have programmed the Micro:bit to work as a spirit level. Using block coding to create the algorithms, the Micro:bit will sense when it is unbalanced using the degrees barriers we input and then its output would be an unhappy face displayed on the LED display, a smiley face when it is level and an angry face when really unbalanced.
Check out our Design and Technology page to see them working in action.
The Modern Nativity
We have been looking at the Nativity story in RE this week and it is a story that we all know really well. In class, we have taken to traditional story and given it a modern twist. Rather than an angel appearing to Mary and Joseph they a receive a Teams Call or rather than riding a donkey to Bethlehem, they took an e-scooter are just some of the example the children came up with. We used programming software Scratch to turn these stories into animations. Please take a look at some examples.
We have been using the class ipad to create real estate type advertisements for our hill forts we made in DT. We have been using video editing software imovie for this task. We have learnt to record video and take photos and then import them into imovie. We then learnt how to edit these through trimming, rotating and splitting sound from image. Some groups have added music and included different tiles to transition from frame to frame. We then were able to share our videos using Airdrop.
Sophie and mati hill fort.mov
Beya, Poppy, Tiana.mov
Block Coding - Micro:bits - Stopwatch
Today we had one of our own leading the lesson on some new tech in school - Micro:bits. We used block coding to programme our micro:bits to function as a stopwatches. Once the 'A' button is pressed it starts flicking between two LED images to indicate it is counting in seconds and when button 'B' is pressed it will stop and show the LED at the start. We then programmed the micro:bit to display the seconds once the gold micro:bit logo is touched.
He is pretty good...
Putting our Micro:bit stopwatches to the test!
We then took our micro:bits programmed to be stopwatches and recorded how long our paper boats would take to go from one side of 'Lake Godfrey' to the other using wind power (our breath). We explored and discussed the forces acting on the boats - air and water resistance. We tried to make boats which would decrease air and water resistance but still be able to harness the power of the wind.