Before transition to Year 6 begins, the children in Year 5 begin their balanced arguments by engaging in the debate, ‘Is social media a good thing? There were some extremely […]
Over the last few weeks, children across the school have been creating animations and videos, linked to their topics, as part of our Computing curriculum to enter into the Willow […]
Year 4 took their drama learning to the next level today, using the story spoons to conduct their eye-witness interviews on the green screen! Take a look at their fantastic […]
During our computing sessions in our ICT suite, the children in class 7 have been using excel this week to create spreadsheets and present key data about the characters from […]
Please take the time to read the latest Internet Safety Newsletter. In this newsletter, we look at creating safer and securer passwords, how safe is YouTube and a useful app […]
Lower KS2 children have been learning about the digestive system in Science this term. Today, we used I can animate to make our own moving digestive systems … Fantastic teamwork! […]
Please take the time to read the latest Internet Safety Newsletter. It has been a wonderful half-term at school and children have embraced internet safety. We are really proud of […]
Today in Class 9, we have been using Tinkercad (an online 3D modeling program) to create models of WWII vehicles including: Tanks, Planes, Ships and Shelters.
The Willow Tree Warriors have been busy again this week by adding some finishing touches to our online safety newsletter and building their very own internet legends warrior. We also […]
At Roughwood primary school, we have been using different online maths platforms to support us with our maths learning and problem solving skills. Within our maths learning, class 7 and […]
Today in school, we have been celebrating Safer Internet Day 2022. Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital […]
In Computing, Class 9 have been using Tinkercad, an online 3D modelling program, to recreate a WW2 Victory Garden. Victory Garden’s became hugely popular and important during both World Wars […]
This week, we’ve been creating our very own TV documentaries all about the Stone Age, in preparation for writing a non-chronological report next week. The children have used their oracy […]
This week in ICT Club, we cut out and built our paper car models that we designed and printed last week using Purple Mash before beginning to build our robot […]
As part of their learning using digital literacy in ICT, the children in Year 5/6 learnt about what it means to be an ‘Internet Legend’. The children have learnt about […]
During our learning on creating animations using scratch, we have been writing instructions on how to write a script to allow another user to create their own animation.
This week in ICT club, we created was a step counter and a name badge program using the BBC Micro bits. The programs involved using variables and loops to store […]
This week in class 8, we have been finishing off our animations by looking at the different types of loops (forever and repeat) we can use in our scripts to […]
This week in ICT club, we created a coin flip program and conductive keyboards to play a tune through our headphones which were connected to the BBC Micro bit by […]
This week in ICT, year 3 have been continuing their animations about deforestation and the Kapok tree by creating a script that uses a loop to repeat an action. We […]
In ICT, class 7 and 8 have been using ‘Scratch’ as part of their programming lessons to create a script to show the changes and different phases of the moon. […]
This week in ICT club, we have been creating fortune tellers (also known as magic 8 balls) using BBC Micro bit to help us find answers to some of our […]
This week in ICT club, children have been learning how to use a bbc micro bit to create and run two programs; smiley buttons and Rock, Paper, Scissors.
Class 6 have been using their ICT skills to support their Science learning this afternoon, creating classification keys using Purple Mash!
Class 6 had a wonderful morning today, using the iPads to solve our rainforest explorer challenge! Take a look …
Today in Class 6, children carried out their own research, using a variety of sources, in preparation for writing a non-chronological report about the rainforest. Children used iPads, library books, […]
Children have been busy creating their own piano and game pads in ICT club the last few weeks by using Makey Makey boards to create an electrical circuit. We also […]
Class 6 used their RE homework in ICT today, to create Comic Life collages of their life journeys! The objective was to insert images from a variety of sources (this […]
Over the last few weeks, children across school have been creating animations as part of our Computing curriculum to enter into the Willow Tree Academy Oscars. Click the below link […]
This week in ICT club, we have been using BBC Micro:bit to create a wellbeing LED badge to express how we are feeling. We have also been using Tinkercad to […]
Today in ICT, Year 4 have been busy taking photos for a purpose (Spring and Summer) whilst also enjoying the amazing outdoor weather. We have also been learning how to […]
The children in Year 4 had a wonderful afternoon today, as they started filming their entry for the Willow Tree Film Festival! They’ve made an amazing start! Take a look […]
This week Class 2 have been continuing their learning about news paper reports. We have used our ICT skills to take videos of each other giving eye witness accounts and […]
This morning in breakfast club, children created their very own piano’s using card and foil. We then used a Makey Makey board and Scratch to use the piano to create […]
Today Class 4 used chrome books to find out more information on William Morris for our artist study. During the summer term we will be using him as inspiration and […]
Class 5 and Class 6 have been busy this afternoon using I Can Animate to create animations about the Bubonic Plague in 1665-1666.
In Class 8, we have been creating an animation to demonstrate the circulatory system using I Can Animate.
In Year 6, we have been creating a self portrait using the 3D modelling Tinkercad program. We started by using mirrors and graph paper to recreate a self portrait and […]
Today Class 4 used an app called Comic life on the iPads to create a lovely informative piece about Queen Victoria. They discovered lots of facts such as when she […]
Class 6 have been learning to create and code their own mazes in Scratch. They have been using coding blocks to guide Robin Hood through a forest!
We have been extremely lucky today to have a personalised assembly delivered by Google. We were also joined by our Rotherham MP, Sarah Champion! Our children really enjoyed the assembly […]
Last week in year 1 our classroom was invaded by monsters from around the world. We have been learning all about these monsters and used talk for write to help […]
In Year 5 we have been learning about the phases of the moon and created animations to show this. We used paper first and then created an animation using a […]
This year’s Willow Tree Film Festival has been a truly amazing event even though it has been done remotely. Roughwood has still managed to do extremely well in all categories […]
Before the school closure, classes throughout school were creating animations as part of ICT. Here is Class 6’s based on their topic book, Outlaw. The animation includes key scenes from […]
A few weeks ago, we launched an ICT competition across school that challenged students to create a video that informed others of the dangers of fake information on the internet. […]
To promote internet safety, we are challenging students to create an engaging and creative video to advise audiences on the dangers of fake information on the internet. Further details on […]
Last term, class 9 began creating an evacuee video as part of an animation project. The project involved researching why children were evacuated and how, creating storyboards, characters (sprites) and […]
This week in Computing, class 8 have been using Microsoft Excel to record results of their favourite dragons from “How to Train Your Dragon” by creating tables and pie-charts. The […]
This week in Computing, Year 5 have been using Microsoft Excel to record results of their favourite dragons from “How to Train Your Dragon” by creating tables and pie-charts. The […]
We’ve learnt about how sound travels, and we’ve found out that we watch 4 days of adverts per year! That’s a lot of Television! From the Wonderlab, to the Gaming […]
Class 5 have been continuing our Roscars project this week! We are really excited for our entry this year as we look back through the decades at the significant happenings […]
This week, the children have been busy creating foil Direction pads to control their sprites within the maze during Computer club. The children have also been experimenting with Bananas to […]
Today, Year 6 (Class 9) have been designing and drawing sprites and backdrops for their animations. The animations cover World War II child evacuations and the Christmas Truce that occurred […]
Ann Foxly Johnson is in school today supporting our classes with internet safety week. Children are learning about keeping safe online and how to be responsible digital citizens.
As part of our ICT curriculum, Class 7 have been using ‘I Can Animate’ and ‘iMovie’ to create and edit a short story for the topic of this half term […]
This week we have looked at programming a sprite to move left and right navigating obstacles. Children will then use a controller to control the program.
Class 4 have been researching all about Harry Brearley and Henry Bessemer. They used the iPads to research key information such as dates, early life and significant to the steel […]
We have been researching Dreamworks Animation, linking to our class text of How to Train Your Dragon. We are now creating our own quizzes and learning how to add effects […]
Children in school have been creating scripts and bringing them to life as part of our digital media learning this term. What brilliant special effects, we can’t wait for the […]
We are the game makers of tomorrow in the programming club with Mr Clarke. Children have been creating their own maze game and controlling the characters with controllers.
We have been using the Green Screen in ICT with Mr Clarke. In Friday’s session, we are going to be using the Green Screen to perform ‘The Tiger Who Came […]
Here are some of the fantastic videos created by Year 6 to show what can happen if you do not act responsibly online. Children have written their own scripts and […]
Our Year 2 children have been creating videos about their topic Fur, Feathers and Skin. This is just one of the videos from a small group talking about Giraffes to […]
In class 4 today, the children have been creating a maze game, starting with an animated sprite. The children have drawn their own Pac Man styled sprites which they then […]
Today, The Willow Tree Warriors had their first meeting together. They began by viewing their Willow Tree Warrior pictures that are inspired by Interland (an online internet safety experience) before […]
Year 5/6 have been creating their own maze games in ICT today. They had to create their own Pac-man inspired sprite and a stage with walls before creating their scripts […]
Year 3D have been using the Chromebooks this week to create animations on Scratch.
Children in Foundation today have been using the green screen to do some of their filming for this year’s Willow Tree Film Festival entries. They have been using a backdrop […]
It has been our last club this week and children have been programming their robots to follow a line drawn on the floor. We didn’t quite get there but we […]
We have recently installed a green screen in school and we were so excited to try it we put this together. We hope you like Year 6 reading some of […]
Class 4 have been working with Mr Clarke to create a video animation using the software Scratch. As you can see they have used fantastic team work and resilience despite […]
In Computing Club we have been busy building robots and using a Crumble motherboard we have started to program them. We are using our knowledge of coding and algorithms to […]
We are thrilled to use Chrome Books for our research lesson. This will help us greatly as we write our non-chronological reports.
To support us with our instructional writing this week, class 4 decided to give each other oral instructions. One partner had an image of a finished model and the other […]