This amazing animation was created by Dominic in Yer 6. He coded this using Scratch.
Year 1 have been learning about the earth,sun and moon. After gathering a few key facts from a video clip they participated in a 'Thinking Routine' called Give One- Get One. They walk around to find a buddy to give a fact to and get a fact from. Great for developing knowledge and communication skills.
Thinking routines support our move towards a Culture of Thinking at St Therese's.
During Library time Year 4 students have been learning to 'select and organise relevant facts'. In groups they were required to select a country and research the main landmarks, cities and land forms for that country. The students used mathematical skills to scale and sketch their country onto a large plastic tablecloth.
Their challenge was to code our robot 'Sphero' to move around their virtual country, visiting the places and landmarks identified.
The fun really started when the students discovered sphero could speak!
Back to the internet and books they went to find out what 'Sphero' might say about the places he visited. Some groups decided to research climate and use the 'change colour code' option to reflect what the temperature is like in a given area at a given time.