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Bringing Digital Literacy to life through Animation

This week saw the launch of our first Animation Day in school. We packed our laptops, webcams, backdrops and props and off we set to @stmattsbolton We worked with year4s, the plan was that they would produced their own version of Walking through the Jungle written by Julie Lacome. They planned their animation , tested […]

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Snapchat latest updates

Snapchat latest updates enables users to see exactly where their friends are, so detailed that if you zoom in you can even see the street location. This obviously raises safety concerns for children who use the app. Many children tend to import all their random contacts when they set up their Snapchat so unless they […]

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Digital Leaders Workshop

Welcome to the newly appointed Digital Leaders from St Andrews Over Hulton & St Peters Farnworth. Lights, camera action… our digital leaders produced their version of Walking through the Jungle written by Julie Lacome. They planned their animation , tested the cameras and then started… they soon realised the secret was to keep the camera still and […]

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SATs are over, let’s get programming

Today we welcomed Year6s from The Valley. Their challenge was to build a robot add colour sensor and ultra sonic sensor. Challenge one – to program the robot using the line sensor to sense the black line, once that works to then pause , reverse and change directions … oh did we mention we want […]

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We are pleased to announce the rollout of Britannica School across Bolton schools

Britannica has gone live to all our broadband schools. Britannica School is aligned to the National Curriculum and is updated daily with new articles and multimedia elements curated by the world’s leading content and editorial experts. Britannica School supports the UK National Curriculum expectations and aims in all subject areas. Britannica School also enables students to increase […]

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Summer CPD program now live

We have just completed our summer CPD overview. We are particularly looking forward to our new Digital Leaders workshops. The aim of these workshops are to develop pupils, giving them the opportunity to embed further in depth skills and knowledge using such programs as Scratch2, blogging and animation, which they in turn will be able […]

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Congratulations to Oxford Grove Primary School

When BoltonSICT first started to support Oxford Grove Primary School,  the head teacher Nadine Harvey said that one of her aims for the schools was to develop the use of IT through the school, to enhance teaching and learning, with a long term view of achieving the ICT Mark. The ICT Mark is awarded to schools with […]

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Ready Steady Go! #racingmilo

What a great finish to a very busy week, year2 from St Joseph’s RC primary came for a Lego Day. In the morning we built Milo the Robot, we added an object sensor so he would not bump into anything, but the very best bit was having races! Sometimes we would count down and not […]

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Computer Science with Reception children

Can you watch this video & not say ‘ahhh’ ? Highlights from todays school visit. We were working with the reception class, we had a fun packed afternoon, a carousel of computing activities. We used direction cards to plan the route for our BlueBots, we logged on to Purplemash and used 2Go, we used Kodable and BlueBot app and […]

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