In the first half of the spring term, girls from Year 4 used block coding. They quickly picked up new skills and were soon able to use code to create snowflakes and patterns in the ice with Anna and Elsa from Frozen.
Girls from Year 5 explored being creative with code using Dance Party. Code just means a set of instructions that a computer can understand. The girls found that just like choosing which colours of paint to use, or what kinds of words you write can express creativity, choosing what code to write and how people interact with it can be an opportunity to express your creativity too!
It was Year 3’s turn for our fourth session in the second half of the term. They again learnt how to use block coding. All the girls worked at their own pace and with support made good progress. They used Artists from An Hour of Code to make cool pictures and designs. Unfortunately, our sessions were cut short by the enforced closure of the school. The knowledge they have already gained should help them do more at home though, which I am sure they will enjoy!
All the students received certificates to celebrate their achievements and some of their work can be seen in the video. They were shown how to save a link so they could share their work with their parents and friends.
Thank you once again to Diane for her hard work and expertise in making this another enjoyable and educational term and giving the girls a chance to develop their skills in computer science.
Have a look at the video for some examples of the girls’ fantastic work. We hope you enjoy it!