The Department of Education media unit came to our school to film some of our students talking about robotics and what they like best about our school.
The Department chose six schools to participate in the government school promotion and we felt very proud that our school students were selected.
FIRST LEGO LEAGUE
Well done to the FLL Robotics team – the CosmoBots who won the Project Presentation Award at the Sydney Championship this weekend. The competition was tough with 69 teams competing in this Australian final. 800 teams entered the competition from around Australia this year – a huge increase over the past two years. Fantastic work CosmoBots.
ROBOTICS IN FOUNDATION
Our Nao robot, along with Year 5 teacher Mr Nick Jones, has been teaching Tai Chi to our Foundation students in preparation for their own coding and robotics program.
BOTLEY THE CODING ROBOT
This week our Foundation students engaged in (with a little help from their Year 6 buddies) a new robotics program and coding program. They had great fun and will be working on their coding skills.
OSMO -Years one and two
Osmo’s open game play encourages interaction and collaboration, allowing for the development of social-emotional skills. Students learn by engaging, and with Osmo, teachers are able to promote open-ended interaction and learning through discovery. Osmo fosters learning in key areas such as: creative problem solving, art, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and maths and literacy.
WEDO - Years one and two
LEGO® Education WeDo is a fantastic, simple-to-use tool that enables students to learn by constructing their own models and bringing them to life. WeDo improves communication, collaboration and team-building skills. WeDo helps teach how technology plays an active and informative role in the students’ learning and is an ideal program for teaching across different subjects at primary level, particularly literacy, science, maths and technology.
SPHERO - years one and two
Sphero is a spherical robot toy designed by Sphero (the company). It is a white orb wrapped in polycarbonate plastic, capable of rolling around, changing colors, running programs, and being controlled by a smartphone or tablet.
LIGHTBOT - year three
Lightbot is an educational video game for learning software programming concepts.
EV3 robotics - year 4
TINKERCAD - years 5 and 6
Tinkercad is an easy-to-use 3D CAD design tool. Quickly turn your idea into a CAD model for a 3D printer with Tinkercad.
3D PRINTING - We have 3D printers in years, 4, 5 and 6