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On Wednesday we went to a Lego workshop.We learned to programme a car to move through a maze of different obstacles. There were two instructors. Their names were Rob and Nicole. We started building the car. We failed half way through and had to start again!!  We then put the controller on the car. After that we had to measure the length of the maze and how far the car needed to travel. Then we had to go back to the computer and programme the car to move through a maze. We had lots of great fun!!! We also learned a lot!!!


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Living Lego

On Wednesday, April 13 our class got the opportunity to create a Lego robot car. Rob and Nicole gave us the equipment and a manual to make the robot. There were 46 steps. We finished this in a short amount of time.

After we made our robot car, Rob showed us how to programme our robot car by using a computer. This was a bit complicated but Rob helped us.We then had to measure the maze.

The maze was flat on the floor. We measured the maze then we typed it into the computer to programme the car. We then had to turn the robot on and we got to see it move for the first time!

This was a great experience for everyone , we would definitely try it again!

By Sophie, Orla and David

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Lego Workshop

On the 13th Of April ,we did a Lego workshop in the P.E. hall. We split in to groups. Rob & Nicole (engineers) from  LearnIt , explained what to do and about all the Lego pieces. On the computer there were instructions  on how to build a Lego car. We followed the steps and then about 20 minutes later Rob showed us how to programme it . 

There was a maze for us to navigate after programming the car using the computer. It was a bit like Scratch. After 10 minutes of programming practice we started the challenge through the maze !!

We had to measure the width and length of the maze. Gillian was our math magician for the programming. Ella and Reuben were the people who measured the maze for Gillian, WE MADE IT THE FURTHEST :-)!!!!       It was great FUN :^)



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3rd class study the Normans.

Third class are studying the ‘Normans’. They have learned lots of interesting facts about the Normans.

Today they are designing and making Norman castles in Ms McKeon’s room and are lucky to have Ms Lanigan and Ms McKeon guiding them.

Have a look at the photographs to see how each group is getting on.

We hope to paint them and finish them next week! Watch this space!!

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