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World Environment Day! What Can You Do?

Happy World Environment Day!
Today is World Environment Day, which is a day set up by the United Nations to raise awareness and encourage people to protect the planet. This year it is focusing on beating plastic pollution.
Plastic pollution is destorying our planet and the problem is at crisis point.
* 8 million tonnes of plastic ends up in the ocean every year
* That is enough plastic to circle the Earth 4 times every single year
* Plastic kills 1.5 million marine animals and birds every year
* By 2050 they have predicted there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by weight
* Around the world 1 million plastic bottles are bought every minute
* 5 trillion plastic bags are sold worldwide every year
* 50% of plastic produced is only used once and then thrown away
With these daunting facts, its time to take action.
The students in KS2 have been taking action by not bringing in plastic in their snacks today. We have also set up a competition whereby the children will be noting down each time they refuse single-use plastic and then the child that has refused the most plastic by 18th June will win a prize in the end of year assembly.
Now it’s time to do your bit. Help save the planet and refuse single-use plastic!

Y6 Scratch- Adding a Timer and Score


Shooting Sprite and Adding a Background

Hi, this video is from a few years ago and a few things may be different. I’ll make a new one as soon as possible and swap them. However, I just wanted to show you what comes next. Thanks

Digital Learning Competition

Hi all,

As you hopefully know, the competition has been extended. Below is the prise for the best entry. It’s a BBC microbit and inventors kit!!! A microbit is basically a pocket sized PC that you can code on and the kit, that comes with it, helps you do lots of exciting  projects and experiments. You can use a micro USB or Bluetooth to connect it to other devises too.

As Charlie and Raphy created a wonderful, historical documentary – I want them to help me make a movie. And what’s so good about that? Well, we will use a new 360º camera that we have recently bought! I can’t wait. We can create fantastic 360º videos that can be viewed on an iPad or VR head set!!!


So, get creating!


Y6 Scratch – Creating and Coding a Target

Hi everyone,

I think lots of you will insert the Y2s image quickly – so here’s the next part of the project. Good luck.

Y6 Week 2 Scratch Video

Y6 Scratch Project – Making a Game for the Y2s

Hi everyone,

Here is a video, from quite a few years ago now, to show  the style of game you will be creating. We were very impressed with your programming skills with the Rain Forest game you all created last year – so, I   can’t wait to see the Y2s playing the game that you created especially for them.  The first part of the coding project is on the video below it. Remember there are lots of tutorials on the Scratch MIT website and hundreds of instructional videos on YouTube if you want to improve your coding skills.



Digital Learning Competition Update

Hi everyone,

So far we have received one fantastic entry (thanks Charlie and Raphy – an excellent historical presentation using a green screen), so make sure you get your entries in as soon as possible. See the information below if you want to create a mini project or enter one you have already created. Please save  them in the ‘Work for the Blog’ folder in the Google Drive and let me know you’ve put them in there.


As it was digital learning day last term, we’ve decided to have competition. It can be absolutely anything – a keynote, Scratch game, iMovie, PowerPoint, Prezi… anything. And what’s more, it can be about anything you want; technology, dogs, space, football, ballet… anything. The due date will be after Easter and there will be a small prize.  Good luck!!!

World Storytelling Day (plus a splendid short story from Apolline)

Here’s a lovely short video to celebrate World Storytelling Day. Thanks Ms Palacios, nice editing skills! Also,

And here’s Apolline’s entry to a 100 word competition. Well done Apolline. We’ll have to record your 500 word challenge story too!

Do any of you have a short story that you’d like to share with us all?


Visit a Library Week – Easter Activity

Teachers, generally, absolutely love wandering around a library that is  full to the brim with a wonderful array of books… Just imagine the history, facts, maps, ancient documents, stories, tales of  happiness and sadness… contained within the thousands upon thousands of books, carefully contained and looked after,  within the walls of the library…

Well, a little challenge for you is to go into a library – have a walk around, look through some books, even become a member.  It’s my challenge too, as I’m ashamed to say  I’ve never been into the main library in Valencia city!

I am definitely going to the main library in the centre of the city (click here for link), but you could go to any library – there may even be a local one near to where you live…

Explore, investigate, read, enjoy the surroundings – AND then take a  selfie or photo of you doing something in the library! Please post it to the ‘Work for the Blog’ folder in Google Drive   or print them out if you prefer.

Have a fabulous holiday !

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