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Summer 2016

This term Year 10 and Year 9 are discovering what they can create with a BBC Micro:bit  – a pocket-sized codeable computer with motion detection, a built-in compass and Bluetooth technology. See BBC Micro:bit website for more details. Year 8 and Transition … Continue reading

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Spring 2016

Year 7 are learning what makes up a computer. They are doing this by learning how to independently set up our set of Raspberry Pi computers. They soon discovered Minecraft and enjoyed networked games on their own server. They will soon be … Continue reading

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Autumn 2015

Outline for this term’s lessons … Year 7 : Programming using Lego WeDo kits and Scratch Year 8 : Creating Art using Scratch Year 9 : Creating quizzes using Scratch Year 10 : Creating interactive games using a Kinect and … Continue reading

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Car Park Barrier

This week the Wednesday Computing group used Lego WeDo and Scratch 1.4 to make and program a barrier for entry to a car park.  They used a proximity sensor to automatically open the barrier if a car approached. Their work … Continue reading

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Toilet Fan

Last week the Wednesday Computing group had the task of designing a fan for a toilet! This work was based on the excellent planning from Phil Bagge’s website. They used Lego WeDo kits to make the fans and then Scratch … Continue reading

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Hour of Code

This week our KS3 and KS4 students are using code.org for their Hour Of Code. They are all enjoying programming Elsa and Anna – even the boys!!  

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How are your reactions?

Today we extended our one button LED program from last week to create a reaction game. The idea is that the LED lights (after a random period of time) and the player needs to press the button as quickly as … Continue reading

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Press that button

In Computing today we had to use our electronics knowledge to create a circuit that contained a button, a LED and two resistors. This is the first time we used breadboards in compuing and it took a while to get … Continue reading

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SSSC is now a Lead School in Computing Science Teaching

SSSC has gained the status of a Lead School in Computer Science Teaching.This means that other schools may visit SSSC to see what happens in our Computing lessons and maybe borrow some of our resources. More information about Computer Science Lead Schools … Continue reading

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Making music with Jelly Babies

Today in Mr Parry’s room music and screams were heard – they came from Jelly Babies being gently squeezed! The students had attached Jelly Babies to Raspberry Pi GPIO pins and then used Scratch to play sounds through speakers. At … Continue reading

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