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First Lego League Competition

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  This Saturday, the Humanitree Robotics team travelled to the Tecnol√≥gico de Monterrey for the First Lego League competition. Over the first two terms, the Humanitree Robotics club along with Mr Marc and Mr Daniel have been meeting every Wednesday after school to work on their submission for the competition. This year's 'Masterpiece' theme focused on the student's interpretation of what art  means to them. Across two different teams, the 13 Humanitree students created some enormously creative and innovative designs using the Lego Spike Essential kits. Inspired by their own hobbies and interests, the student's builds included theme parks, museums, football stadiums, music stages and more. Using the Lego Spike Essential app, the students showcased their coding skills, coding the various mechanical parts to move, speak and light up in various different ways. During the competition, the judges commented on the team's ability to articulate what they learned from eac

Spotlight on Bloom 5

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   As part of their project on the Human Body, Bloom 5 have been learning about the body systems and what makes a healthy body. Armed with this new information, they split up into groups to design and create something that would promote healthy living. Recognising a direct correlation between positive mental health in children and having good friends; one of the Bloom 5 groups came up with the idea of creating an app to help young people connect. 'Friend Finder' looked to match up different young people based on their hobbies and interests in order to allow students to find more friends. Working closely with Mr Marc, the group used Apple's 'Swift Playgrounds' app, designed for early application development. Using the app gave the students a first look at purposeful coding and the incredible amount of problem solving skills involved this kind of creation. Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the form of ChatGPT, Viggo, Lottie and Luna were able to write and edit som

Spotlight on Bloom 3

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  Mr Marc visited Bloom 3's assembly last week to discuss their Project Based Learning topic for this term, 'From Garden to Garbage'. During their discussions, the year group came up with many different ideas on how to promote not wasting food in school. These included using GoPros to create time lapse videos of food waste and creating adverts to promote their mission. In order to learn these movie making skills, Mr Marc set Bloom 3 classes the task of creating an iMovie all about Humanitree. Working with the Class Dojo winners from the previous week - Kai, Christianne and Lukas - we took a tour of the campus with our new drone. The student's flew the drone to collect different pieces of aerial footage for their iMovies. Mr Marc then tasked the classes with the following success criteria: We look forward to seeing what's to come with this project and how the student's iMovies will turn out. More to follow...

Technology Innovation Day

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This week saw our Bloom 4 and 5 classes take part in a Technology Innovation Day designed by Mr Marc. The day consisted of five different workshops: Podcasting Movie Making Photography iPad Art Coding Check out the video below to see a glimpse of some of the amazing learning on show: Our students were hugely positive about their workshop experiences.  Shout out to all the teacher's involved who supported us in the workshops: Mr Anton, Ms Amber, Mr Daniel, Ms Ximena, Ms Val, Ms Tracy, Ms Rosana, Ms Hanna and Mr Ben.