This is the annual Hour of Code week and we are busy coding with all classes. Coding is very popular with the boys and we it is made even more attractive now with the integration of Star Wars, Minecraft, Flappy Birds and Moana. Hour of Code week is supported by many of the world’s celebrities in sport and IT. We will be following this up with some Scratch coding.
We are preparing for World Maths Week by setting up our accounts on Mangahigh, World Education Games and Hour of Code. This month we have access to websites that will not be available after October so we hope to get lots of maths practice.
Here are the links for pupils to access their accounts
We have been coding using Scratch in St. Joseph’s for the past few weeks and we have included some examples of their projects here.We have created a car racing game and a helicopter game. We hope you enjoy them. You can also see the amount of coding required to create the games.
This is an image of the class in Italy taken during the video link.
We did a project in Ms. Bleahene’s class with an Italian school (LASTRA SCUOLA) on the Celts. We told them about the warriors, clothes, houses (crannòg), food, farming, religion and metal work. We talked to them on Skype. We dressed up one of the days for the Skype video call. Some people in our class made a crannòg model. We had two practices with the Italian school. We sent them photos of our crannòg model as we were talking to them. Two boys brought in jewellery to show them. The Italians asked us questions about the Celts. The Skype meeting was recorded in Italy by an Irish company called Agtel.
This is Maths Week all over Ireland. In St. Joseph’s we are having fun with practical maths., maths activities and ICT. We are having maths trails, bingo, maths table quizzes, maths board games, and problem solving activities throughout the week. There were prizes and fun for all.
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