Love, Care, Share Our Computing Code Club

Code Club members have taken part in a photography competition as part of the All Saints Church Lamb Festival. They had to take photos representing either 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' or 'Romeo and Juliet'. They enhanced the images using Picasa then they chose their two favourite photos to be entered for the competition. These are some of the photos:


Code Club presented a special assembly about Computer Aid International, a local charity that refurbishes old unwanted computers and other technology and sends them overseas to people who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford them. The interviewed two representatives of Computer Aid, did a PowerPoint presentation and performed a [slightly creepy] robotic dance! They also introduced their idea about having a sponsored Technology-Free day to "to help the children of St Edmund's know how other people without technology feel". A PDF of the sponsor sheet can be downloaded here:


After the assembly Rajeh and Dalia from Computer Aid International judged the posters that Code Club had designed to tell people about the work of Computer Aid. We hope that parents will display them at their place of work so that more and more people know about the work that Computer Aid do. The winning posters were designed by Sophia (Year 5), Rowena (Year 4) and Abena (Year 6) and can be downloaded here:


Poster 1

Poster 2

Poster 3

Technology Free Day sheet


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The lunchtime Code Club for years 3 and 4 took part in the "Hour of Code" . They learnt to write algorithms to make snowflakes with Anna and Elsa from Frozen or to help Angry Birds, Zombies and Scratch the Ice Age Squirrel find their prey! Since then all year groups and the Computing after-school club have been using Beyond Hour of Code to improve their coding skills.


On 24th March, Code Club became judges for a National Computer Award! Computer Aid International were so impressed by the children's knowledge and behaviour that they asked them to be judges for a competition that they were running jointly with Computer Weekly and the Daisy Group to find the Coolest Techie in the UK. They looked at the details of the nine short-listed finalists and chose Ashling Lindsay, an animator, as their favourite. 


This is what Emma Radcliffe of the Daisy Group said about Code Club: "The children’s behaviour was absolutely impeccable, and I was incredibly impressed by their professionalism, enthusiasm, how insightful their comments were, their understanding of the world of IT, and their fantastic command of the English language.

Not only were the comments they made interesting but they were well written with absolutely perfect grammar, spelling and punctuation.  I was truly stunned at how good (and legible) their written comments were and my compliments go to the teachers at St Edmunds. I don’t know what OFSTED says, but in my experience St Edmunds Primary is a truly outstanding school."


This is the link to the Computer Weekly website: http://www.computerweekly.com/news/4500244647/Animator-Ashling-Lindsay-crowned-UKs-coolest-techie


Year 4 after school Computing Club have been using nested loops in Code Studio (http://studio.code.org/s/course2/stage/19/puzzle/1) to draw some repeat patterns:


On Thursday 26th February Code Club visited Computer Aid International in New Southgate to find out what the charity does and how we could help.

CAI refurbish IT equipment donated by companies and individuals in the UK and send them to schools, hospitals and charities in other countries, mainly in Africa and South America. We were particularly interested to see a package going to Sierra Leone, where we have our link school.

We looked around the warehouse and saw how they remove all the data from the computers before they send them abroad. They told us that the Queen sends them her computers so we could see how important it would be to destroy the data!

Then they helped us to think about how important it was for people to be able to use computers and how it might even save lives.

This is what they said about us:

“It was an absolute joy having St. Edmunds with us sharing ideas with such bright young minds; whoever questioned whether the quality of education is getting better needs to start talking to school-age children.  It was such an inspiring visit for us and we would love to make it a habit with a new coding club every year.”

We will be finding out some more about this charity and doing some fund-raising soon.

Please click on this link to find out more about what YOU can do to help: http://www.computeraid.org/


Pupils from Years 4, 5 and 6 have been using JavaScript in Code Club to draw pictures of animals.


The Digital Leaders went to the Barbican. We saw lots of games and computing devices. It was to do with the Digital Revolution.


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The Year 6 Digital Leaders and Year 4/5 Code Club went on a Digital Summer Trip at Hackney Community College on 3rd July where they learnt (amongst many other things) how to play music on vegetables!


Members of the Code Club have been running a lunchtime Penalty shoot-out competition for Key Stage 1 pupils using the Roamer robots.


Computing

In Code Club we used Python to program our computers to say “Hello” to us! Then we used ASCII art to create images:


Members of Code Club from Years 4 and 5 visited the Building Centre in London to see the New London Model – a 3D interactive 1:2000 scale model of central London highlighting new and proposed developments. They chose their favourite ones to make into a Scratch project in after-school club.


Nathaniel (Class 5.1) delivered the computing lesson regarding the use of JavaScript to both Year 5 classes.



Code Club had a Robot Day: Year 4 taught some DigiBirds how to sing, Year 5 taught Ozobot how to move and Year 6 put together some Boe-Bots.




Code Club visited Hackney Community College to take part in their Skills Show Experience. As well as visiting the displays and stands, where they saw 3D printing, virtual reality headsets and the future of television amongst other things, they took part in two of the workshops: First they made an animated logo of their name using After Effects then they used a robotic arm to move wooden blocks. The leaders of the workshops were very impressed with their achievements especially since the workshops were aimed at KS4 children and two of the groups (Abena/Dana/Olivia and Vera/Rowena) won prizes in the robotic arms workshops for their work.




Computing Lesson With Year 5

Code Club joined in the Science Fair with a Makey Makey - if you completed the circuit you were rewarded with a large scream!




Science Fair With Makey Makey’s

Code Club members have taken part in a photography competition as part of the All Saints Church Lamb Festival. They had to take photos representing either 'The Tempest' or 'All's Well That Ends Well'. They enhanced the images using Picasa then they chose their two favourite photos to be entered for the competition.



Lamb’s Festival Competition Update:

Both Lamiek's and Arun's photographs of scenes from 'The Tempest' were short-listed for the Primary School competition and Lamiek’s won!





Photography  Competition

Code Club spent the last few weeks of term creating a video for the teachers who are leaving, turning them into the von Trapp children from the Sound of Music!



Our Code Club Video Project Junior Code Club Scratch

Children from Years 2 and 3 had their own Junior Code Club in the Summer term. They learnt a lot about Scratch which they then used in designing their own games. They had to include sound, a scoring system and questions/answers in their games. They all worked very hard but we agreed that Priscilla (2.1) made the best game. 




Instructions

Click the green flag.

Enter a name!

Use the mouse to move the paddle and hit the ball.

Good luck!