Hour of Code

Hour of Code – Computer Science Week December 8 – 14

In the largest learning event in history, tens of millions of students around the world have participated in the Hour of Code, a one-hour self-guided tutorial designed to introduce the basics of computer programming.

Congratulations to all the Year 5 and 6 students at St Robert’s, who recently completed the Hour of Code event and received certificates for their efforts. Grade 4 students participated in the Hour of Code last week. Below is the interactive tutorial our students completed.

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Many students have also tried using Scratch or Scratch Junior and several coding iPad apps such as Cargo-Bot, Kodable, Hopscotch and Tynker.

Students commented on how coding makes them think and problem solve in different ways . . . . and it was a lot of fun!

Geocaching

This post is by Ben and Jemima who are in Grade 2.

Ben and his family love to go Geocaching and Ben taught Jemima about it. Together they made a movie about Geocaching using Pivot Animator which they uploaded to Movie Maker.

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If you’d like to know more about Geocaching you can view the slideshow Ben and Jemima made which explains it in detail.

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Thanks Ben and Jemima. That was very informative. Geocaching sounds like a very adventurous hobby.

If you want to ask Ben or Jemima about their movie or about Geocaching you can leave a comment below.

Christmas Games

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It’s December and that means it’s not long until . . . 

Christmas

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We love the games and activities on abcya. com

so if you’ve got some time,

get into the Christmas spirit and try some of these.

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To go to the Christmas Games page below,

click HERE

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Christmas games abcya

If you’ve tried all of the above games and are looking for more, try these websites.

Free Online Holiday Games

The Kidz Page

The Elve’s Game Chest

Primary Games