On Thursday 2nd July the whole of the Secondary department had some fun in the sun at our...
We enjoyed lots of beach activities (including water fights!) and even had fish and chips for lunch.
In the afternoon we watched Punch and Judy and ate some ice-creams in the sunshine .... perfect!
On Friday the 3rd of July some of the students from the Secondary department went up to Peterborough to the
East of England Fayre.
We had a great day and saw lots of animals and learnt about different food. We even had a ride on a tractor and made a smoothie using power from a bicycle.
This week Purple Class and Orange Class had a visit from Bedford Archives. They brought a load of fun activities all about the History of Bedford and the River Ouse.
Have a look at some of the photos from our afternoon!
Purple Class have done it again ... And put together a fantastic set of trailers for your delight!
Watch and enjoy!
This half term, Purple class have been directors, set designers and animators making their own animations.
Towards the end of the half term they were set a challenge - To make an animation for children in the Primary Classes.
We decided to animate some Nursery Rhymes!
Here are their amazing results!
Green class visit the forest
Green Class visited Salcey forest, where they have a Gruffalo hunt. After finding all the characters the children decided to hide in the woods themselves, can you see them?
Secondary 3 learn Control and Coding with Scratch!
The new National Curriculum, starting in September, has some changes and additions. ICT will be called Computing and there will be greater emphasis on the teaching of Control and Programming.
We have got some great software to develop the children's computing skills, which meets the requirements of the programmes of studies, but is aimed at the level of the children's abilities.
Class S3 are currently working on a Control program called Scratch, which can be downloaded for free from the internet. After two lessons of study the children are already putting together small video clips using sprites (characters), backgrounds, simple algorithms for motion, and control (controlling how the program works).
In this lesson the children were asked to use two sprites or more (one of which they could draw themselves) a background, and some kind of interaction between the two sprites. Below are some of their video clips.
Secondary 1 play a game
Going for a Walk
Soundsmith with Secondary 2
Functional Maths in S2
Secondary 2 are learning how to count money to help them work out budgets and pay for items in shops, both now and when they are older. One group in the class are learning to count in 2s. Watch the videos to see how hard they are working. The second video shows the children changing 2 x 10p coins into 2p coins.
The Railway Children
World Book Day:
Two Giants and a Fairy
By Secondary 2
The class made up a story about two giants and a fairy. They drew pictures of the giants and the fairy, and typed out parts of the story on PowerPoint with backgrounds. The story was put together and animations were added. We told our story in assembly, and everyone enjoyed the giants (played by Julie and Elaine).
You can see our story below. It will open as a PowerPoint presentation, and it is timed so that you don't need to turn the 'pages'.
Secondary 2 visit Higgins Bedford Museum
Secondary 3 makes a stained glass window
Secondary 3 visit 2 cathedrals
Secondary 3 are studying 'Places of Worship' as part of an Humanities programme of study towards an Entry Pathway certificate.
They have visited two cathedrals over this term: a traditional cathedral at Ely, and a modern cathedral at Coventry.
The pictures above were taken at Ely. The class was shown round the cathedral and they were pleased to hear that the staff at Ely had lit an incense burner especially for them. The class was also included in prayers in the hourly service which was appreciated by all.
After lunch, the pupils took part in a workshop on brass rubbing and everyone had a go at a small rubbing in gold, which was very effective.
The class's visit to Coventry was also to study the stained glass windows for a module in Art for an Entry Pathway certificate. The class joined in a workshop to learn how to use multi-media in order to express the beauty and colour of the glass windows.
The class thoroughly enjoyed their visits to the cathedrals.