Happy Halloween from 6th Class!
Our Road to Code Begins!
Starting during Maths week, as an alternative look at how we can apply our problem-solving skills, 6th class have started our own individual coding programs!
We began our journey into coding using a website called Lightbot. This gave us some fundamental coding skills including sequencing and using loops.
We have since taken up a 30-hour program through the code.org website, so we can fully equip ourselves with all the tools in a coder's arsenal! We're looking forward to our visits to the computer room over the next few weeks and months to continue our journey into coding!
Space Week in 6th Class
We had a great time this week learning all about the science of the stars and our place in the cosmos!
The week was capped off on Friday morning with an hour-long interactive workshop with Frances McCarthy from CIT's Blackrock Castle Observatory.
Frances broadcast to all three 6th classes, providing us with a wonderful slideshow to accompany her fun and fact-filled presentation.We learned some amazing new facts and information about the International Space Station (ISS). We then had the opportunity to ask our own questions on the subject to Frances and she duly obliged with some enlightening answers.
We would like to say a HUGE thank you to Frances for taking the time to talk to us.
Frances talked to us about the mission badges that each crew of the ISS wears, unique to their own mission. We were inspired, and decided to try our hand at designing our own - have a look and see what you think!