Pupil voice is important to St Luke’s and we run a Journalist after school club so our learners have the opportunity to write the blogs below. The children have learnt how to interview other pupils, using the internet to search information such as the history of our school, take photographs and edit them as well as editing websites.
The below blogs were created by pupils in our Journalist Club.
Our journalists currently are:
Amari, Yr 5
Ava, Yr 3
David, Yr 4
Jamie, Yr 6
Matthew, Yr 5
Nevaeh, Year 3
We have also started to use pupil voice to add to events and news throughout the website. As a practice, some of the blogs are for older events but we aim to provide commentary on events weekly.
The school recently acquired some free BBC micro:bit to code. Learners in Year 5 have been the first year group to try coding with them. Previously, pupils have learnt to code using Scratch.
“Today, we will be talking about our BBC micro:bit. Firstly, the BBC micro:bit is a small pocket sized computer. It has an LED light display.
Moving on, we plugged our micro:bit into our Chromebook with the cable. Then our teacher (Miss Greenway) told us to go to the microbit App. Next we had to go to Let’s Code website to use the Microsoft MakeCode, which is a programme that is used to write the code.
Afterwards, Miss Greenway gave us a worksheet with details of what we needed to code to tell the micro:bit what we wanted it to do. After, we had to download our coding into a file from our Chromebook onto our micro:bit. Then we could see it on our micro:bit and then it also appeared on our Chromebook screen!”
Amari and Matthew (Journalist – Year 5)
“Welcome St Luke’s Family.
We are glad to tell you about our Winterfair and Santa’s Grotto. Lets take you in it. Firstly, at Santa’s Grotto, you had your photograph taken and was given a present.
There were hotdogs, waffles (yum, yum, yum) with chocolate and strawberry sauce. We also have a tuck shop with sweets and crisps and a stall with Christmas glasses and headbands.
We hope you enjoyed it.”
Ava-Rose and Nevaeh, Year 3 (Journalist Club)
Educational Visit Review
I’m upset to say KidZania closed in January, this is the KidZania link for more details about the closure: https://london.kidzania.com/en-uk
On 14 December, Year 6’s visited KidZania, which was an amazing experience. It gave children the experience of having to work for money like adults. Every child in the class was happy with the work they carried out and each child got paid over One Hundred Kidzo (Kidzo is the KidZania form of currency).
The jobs we participated in includes the following:
Jamie, Year 6 (Journalist Club)
Today, we will be talking about our BBC micro:bits. Firstly, the BBC micro:bit is a small pocket sized computer which has an LED light display. There is an App you use to code on to use your Micro Bit but you have to download it.
Moving on, we plugged our micro:bit in with its USB cable into our laptop. Then our teacher (Miss Greenway) told us to go to the micro:bit app. Next we had went to ‘Let’s Code’ and used Microsoft MakeCode, as the code transfers onto the micro:bit.
Afterwards, Miss Greenway gave us a sheet with the code to be used. After we had inputted the code, we had to download it and then it appeared on the micro:bit to create music.
Amari and Matthew, Year 5 (Journalist Club)