Strictly More Pi – Take Two

A year ago I asked the question, ‘Will I ever know what it’s like to dance like a dancer?’ It feels timely now to explain the non-stop questions that have followed and the resulting decision. Initially rhetorical, I managed the answer on Monday this week. That was 24 hours after competing at the UKA Premier…

How do you solve a problem like Ada?

A glimpse into an Ada Lovelace inspired day during a Transition Week for Y6 students.  Poetic science and the obvious focus on progression of programming through algorithmic design. Challenges were created by the students themselves, who quickly discovered wearable tech possibilities using Codebug as their programmable device. Which direction did they take to use wearables as…

What do I know about Samba? Will an algorithm do?

Dancing with the Stars Algorithm Year 4 had a mini topic based around Samba and learnt about origins, musical instruments and more about Portugal and Brazil.  Then they put a band together.  A very loud Samba band. Next came the 'creative homework' to summarise the topic. And a dance?  Is that an opportunity for dancing…