Robot Learning Quests

May 25, 2018

We teamed up this week to design a robot that would do good in the world. We agreed and put our ideas together. There were some impressive designs with real purpose in mind.

And after having designed our fantasy worlds last week, we tried to programme our trusty Sphero robot through the perils of the dangerous quest. These included treacherous sloping mountains (not a cereal box ramp), a mysterious tunnel of doom (not a plastic bottle) and a deadly molten-spitting lava pit (not the carpet).

Year 2, your teachers are extremely proud of all your efforts this term. It was wonderful to see you celebrating your learning with your parents on this morning’s Family Friday. We hope you have a very well deserved break and we look forward to seeing you back for more learning adventures on Wednesday 6th June.

Next Term

  • New Topic: There’s No I in Team! We will have a curriculum spotlight on PE, Geography and Science.

E-Safety

We know that technology can be a wonderful tool for enhancing learning and communicating with others, but we are also aware of the need to educate children about the potential risks around using computers and the Internet. Our curriculum and polices are in place to ensure children gain a greater understanding about technology. Rad about our approach below for some practical advice about how to get the best out of being online at home whilst also keeping safe.

http://universityprimaryschool.org.uk/parent-information/e-safety/

Eddington Travel Team Notice

Welcome to the Eddington Number Challenge: how high can you get your Eddington Number?

> As the weather gets warmer I would like to invite all pupils, parents and staff to take part in the Eddington Number Challenge.

> Set up by the team at the North West Cambridge Development, the Eddington Number Challenge is an opportunity to get active and learn more about the newest part of Cambridge.

> Eddington, where our school is based, is named after Sir Arthur Eddington, who as well as being a world-renowned astrophysicist and mathematician, was also a keen cyclist.

> He created the Eddington Number, which is a way of measuring your cycling and walking progress and mileage. It is the largest number of miles you have cycled or walked on the same number of days.

> If you cycle or walk five miles a day for five days, you will have an Eddington Number of five. But if you only cycle or walk one mile a day, you will have an Eddington Number of one whether you cycled for one day or 100 days.

> The Eddington Number Challenge starts in May and will continue throughout the summer. The Challenge aims to encourage people to calculate and improve their Eddington Number.

> Whether you’re starting out or speeding off, there is an Eddington Number for everyone. If you are new to cycling, you might try to increase your Eddington Number by one, or if you already cycle or walk a lot you could try to increase it by five.

> It is easy to calculate your Eddington Number, simply visit eddingtonnumber.co.uk, create an account and off you go!

> Don’t forget to share how your Eddington Number Challenge is going on social media! Use the #EddingtonNumber hashtag on Twitter and Instagram.