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Computing at Onslow 02.02.24, 09.02.24 and 16.02.24


For the past 3 weeks, we have enjoyed our time at Onslow St Audrey's Secondary School. Mr Conway was very supportive and taught us how to use the Scratch programming software to code our own games. In week 1, we learned the key tools and vocabulary and created some code to make our sprite move when we clicked buttons on the keyboard. In week 2, we developed these skills further to create a maze game - some of us we able to create more than 1 level! In week 3, we developed a ping-pong game. 

This was an introduction to the type of coding we will be using at secondary school. However, in Secondary school, we will be writing the code ourselves instead of using blocks!

Scratch is free to download and use, and more importantly, it is super fun and helps us learn! 

3D Art Installation 18.09.23

In Year 5, we have been taking part in Installation Art inspired by Cai Guo Qiang, a legendary Chinese artist who is best-known for his gunpowder explosion events staged in public spaces worldwide and, in particular, for his firework display for the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.


We used mixed media to create a small-scale model of an art installation, thinking about size, shape, colour and pattern. Using different tools, such as a stencil, powder paints and glitter, the children exploded their ideas into their spaces.


Year 5 experienced making their models in the hall and added small world figures so that the scale of the pieces could be appreciated when we photographed each 'location'.