Monday, 16 July 2018

This weeks challenge...

Dear Year 7

This week you have a choice. 
  • You can either use your BBC Micro bit to code and create a thermometer by clicking here 
  • or turn your Micro bit into a door alarm here!
  • or choose another projects that you can find here or here
Remember you need to be using the block editor here and ideally be working in Chrome!


Mr T

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

P2 Select holidays in European destinations to meet specific motivations

Dear Year 13

The assignment for P1 & P2 of unit 7 European Destinations can be found here.

A powerpoint to help you identify the different types of holidays and visitor motivations can be found here

A powerpoint of guidelines can be found here

In summary once you have completed all the maps for P1 for P2/M1 you need to firstly familiarise yourself with the four scenarios.

Each scenario requires you to choose two European holiday destinations for each pen portrait customer type - so you need to source and discuss eight holiday resorts in total. 

For each holiday you must provide brief details of the holiday and the destination that you have selected and say WHY / HOW it meets the motivation of each customers pen portrait to achieve M1

The specification for Unit 7 is here

The formal deadline for P1, P2 M1 is 3pm on Wednesday 12th September and a box will be set up in the library. Use next week wisely as we only have five half terms next year and need to be done by Easter which as you know will come around very quickly.

Enjoy, have a great summer and thanks for working hard this year.  Having just totted up your scores I think you will agree that they were most impressive.

Best wishes.

Mr T

Monday, 9 July 2018

Lesson 2 on European Destinations - Unit 7 P1 Gateways to Europe

Dear Year 13 L3

Ok were back on the map work.  For P1 you need to identify different aspects of the EU and I have suggested that we create the evidence on the following 4 maps

  • 1 to ID all the EU countries
  • 1 for Eurozone countries identifying Schengen countries with green border free or red borders indicating no free movement between countries
  • 1 for an air gateway using IATA codes per country, rail links (Eurostar)  and seaports
  • 1 for leisure destinations including beach, countryside, winter sports, cities or cruises
Remember there are around 49 European countries but not all of them are a member of the European Union

Here is a great PREZI to support you with P1 click here

The busiest airports in Europe with their IATA 3 letter codes click here

European Airport Quiz if your bored is here

List of Airport IATA coes for Spain here or see hand-out

Channel Ferry Ports here and Brittany Ferries  here and DFDS here and P&O from Dover to calais and Stenna Line here

And not to forget Eurostar routes here


Spec for Unit 7 is here


Mr T

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Google advanced searches

Dear Year 8

Now that you have started creating your powerpoint on advanced searches your ready to create slides that demonstrate how you can do:

  1. 10 clever Google search tips
  2. Advanced image searches
  3. Advanced Google Map searches 
  4. How to put your favourite cafe or restaurant on Google maps
Add a slide ro each of the above

Extension challenge - praise email
Create a map search to get directions form one place to another.  Maybe your grandparents house or a UK holiday that your going on in the summer

Monday, 18 June 2018

This weeks challenge - turning a Micro Bit into a Compass

Dear Year 7

this week you will be working independently on the project that you can find from the link below.

Praise email for the first three to complete the challenge with a working prototype


Mr T

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

BBC Micro Bit Projects

Dear Year 7

The page here will introduce you to many features of the BBC Micro Bit

How many of you are up to this weeks challenge of creating:

  1. A step counter by clicking here
  2. A coin game here
  3. Car racing game here
  4. A compass by clicking here
  5. A burglar alarm
  6. A thermometer by clicking here
Other projects can be found here