Dinosaurs, Primates & Games

April 12, 2015 - Leave a Response

I’ve missed our ‘dining room table activities’. It feels like ages since we last cranked up the music and took some time to share some time. So, this morning we did: art, table tennis (as you do) and, of course, lunch.

  

‘Land of the dinosaurs’ by Dylan Piper

 

‘Transitions’ by Becky Piper

 

Dylan created his first game: ‘Cat & Mouse’ on the Raspberry Pi this afternoon using 16 steps on Scratch. Actually, those few steps did turn into a few more as there was quite a bit of experimentation with the ‘costume’ options and ‘shrink’ sprite tool… Needless to say, he thought it was awesome, before he headed off to play Wormy, Tetromino For Idiots (which he thinks was built by some bully) and Squirrel Eat Squirrel (where he managed to achieve the status of ‘Omega Squirrel’).

Still need to sort out the audio on it though…

We’re rounding off the day with some comedy and Britain’s Got Talent auditions on Catch Up :)

Message Bars – now available to order in the UK!

February 1, 2015 - Leave a Response

heartWe’ve gone online! Get yours in time for Valentine’s Day:

Check them out here!

Message Bar gets incorporated

January 18, 2015 - Leave a Response

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We have done a food hygiene course 😃 and are now a proper company for sweets! I Learned that germs are so small that they have to get a lift to get across kitchens and Rooms and other places!😄 from Dylan

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Work of a snowy garden.

January 8, 2015 - Leave a Response

The gleaming garden glittered as snow laid itself on the countryside like white blankets.
Dylan.

Looking for Fossils

January 4, 2015 - Leave a Response

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Main bedrock = Jurassic (175 mya), Northampton Sand.
Also mudstones, shale, sandstones, limestones and chert. Glacial (2 mya) upper beds.
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Roade
Middle Jurassic (165 mya), Blisworth Limestone & Blisworth Clay.

Dylan’s two goals for 2015 are to achieve his Chief Scout Bronze Award and to find his own fossil. 👀
So, today we went out fossil hunting in two Northamptonshire locations – Weldon & Roade. The former is a working quarry and the latter a disused railway line.
We managed to bring back quite a good selection of specimens to investigate further…
If there are any fossil experts out there who can help us to identify them do shout!
Becky

A Personal Message From Dylan’s Sweet Shop

January 3, 2015 - Leave a Response

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Before Christmas we sold some sweets at Mum’s work.
Today we have been making some New year sweets. Also known as Message Bars. They have one of your 5 a day so enjoy. Happy new year!
Dylan
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Dylan’s Sweet Shop invests in new kit

December 17, 2014 - Leave a Response

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We got a big candy flossing machine and made candy floss!!!
Dylan

Into production for Dylan’s Sweet Shop!

December 14, 2014 - Leave a Response

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Coming soon to local events!

It’s all about the research

December 11, 2014 - Leave a Response

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Following a survey about favourite seasonal communication design (set as homework by his school), Dylan has now adapted his initial card/flyer design, had feedback on the initial work-in-progress from the Cranfield Speakers taste testing focus group and an offer of help from his old nursery carer – thank you guys, we’re into development mode at the weekend!

Dylan’s sweet shop.

December 9, 2014 - Leave a Response

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This is my first picture of my sweet shop for my six week challenge diary to get THE CHIEF SCOUT BRONZE AWARD!
Dylan.

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