Feb 11

On the BBC News for Safer Internet Day @RRIS

That was a surprise! The local BBC news arrived outside our school today to interview some parents and carers about keeping children safe on the internet at home and one of our Digital Leaders got on the television!  Well done.

Charlie BBC News 3

Watch it here while you can!


Feb 05

Supporting Reception with Beebots @RRIS

Some Reception children joined us this week to find out all about Beebots and how to program them. They worked on a one-to-one basis with a Digital leader and by the end of the session were ready to go back and show their own class.

“It was a double thumbs up session – I loved being able to teach other people, it was such good fun.” Ruby

“That was very hard work as they had not seen the Beebots before and were quite shy.” Miles





Jan 22

More Beebots @RRIS

After spending last week exploring how a beebot worked and how we could use cards to write an algorithm, this week we worked out routes for our beebots, getting them to the honey pots!  We then got in to teams and raced against each other – some of the routes were really difficult and had “no-go” squares to avoid!Working out a routeWorking togetherWho will get there first?

Jan 15

Beebot Algorithms @RRIS

This week we were excited to get our new beebots and we were using direction cards to write algorithms.  We then got in pairs and extended our algorithms and decided to program them all to do the same dance!  We all had great fun and are going to show the rest of our classes how to do it too.


Dec 10

Creating Animations @RRIS

This week the DL’s have been using the iPads and computers to make animations.  They experimented with Pivot Stickman and Animator Free so that we could use what they had learnt to go back to their classrooms to teach the rest of their class.  Here is Alice’s Story of the Butterfly (it has a bit of a sad ending!) Brilliant job for a first attempt :)

Pivot Stickfigure
Using Animator Free app


Dec 04

Making Sign-a-long Videos @RRIS

Lots of staff and children at school are learning how to use Sign-a-long signing language and so the DI’s  thought it was a good idea to make some videos to help remind everyone of the signs.  We worked in pairs with one person performing the sign and the other person using an iPad to record it, then swapping over.  At the end of the session we looked at the recordings and worked out what looked good and how we could improve them when we have another go.  Everyone really enjoyed the experience and thought how useful the videos will be around school.Recording Sign-a-long Recording Sign-a-long

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