Technology history – Matthew and Lewis

Technology in my life

Xbox.      The original XBOX was released on November 15, 2001, in North America, February 22, 2002, in Japan and March 14, 2002 in Australia and Europe.

Mobile phone.    Motorola was the first company to produce a handheld mobile phone.

Ada Lovelace.

Best known as the first computer programmer.

First car.   The first car ever made was the AUTOMOBILE. It was made by KARLZ BENZ in 1769.

Virtual reality.  Current VR technology most commonly uses VIRTUAL REALITY headsets or multi-projected environments


Today children play on electric stuff please stop them!

Technology in our lives – Kate, Magne and Elodie.

The Technology in My Life

Computers are one of my all-time favourite pieces of technology. The Z1 was created by Konrad Zeus in his living room between 1936 and 1938. This was the first really functional computer. The first desktop computer was called the programmer 1o1 released in 1964. It cost $3200. I think that’s a lot, but I never knew how much a computer now costs!

The electric Car was not an invention of the modern times. The electric car has a long and storied history.  Introduced more than 100 years ago, electric cars are seeing a rise in popularity today for many of the same reasons they were first popular. Whether it’s a hybrid, or all electric or plug in hybrid, the demand for electric drive vehicles will continue to climb as prices drop and customers look for ways to save money at the pump.

Near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville and Wilbur Write make the first successfully flight in history of a self-propelled, heavier-than-air aircraft. Orville piloted the petrol-powered, propeller driven biplane witch stayed in the air for 12 seconds and covered 100 feet on its first flight

The telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876.  He made the call on March 10, 1876. The first words spoken to his assistant, Thomas Watson; “Mr Watson –come here- I want to see you.”

Do you ever wonder what virtual reality is? Well, now you will. The definition of virtual reality comes from the definitions for both virtual and reality. The definition of virtual is near and reality is what we experience as human beings. So the term virtual reality basically means near reality. This could of course, mean anything, but it usually refers to a specific type of reality emulation.

Alfie and Alfie talk about technology

Technology in our life

The most important electronic in our life that pretty much everyone uses now-a-days is a mobile phone. The first handheld mobile phone was invented in April 3, 1973 invented by the company Motorola. The first phone we had was an IPhone 5 which was about the size of a child’s hand. Children now-a-days have been introduced to all of the gaming technology like Xboxes, computers, virtual reality head sets and iPhones. The first virtual reality headset was made in 1994 made by Apple. The first computer ever invented was called the ENIAC made by J. Presper Eckert it was completed in 1946. Children today always play on their Xboxes, the first Xbox made was the Xbox original which was made in September 15, 2001 in North America. The first tablet that was made was the XT tablet made by Lenovo in 2000.

The first light bulb created was made by Thomas Edison, Hiram Maxim and joseph Swan. The first smartboard was made in 1991 made by the company Smart Technology. The first air conditioning was made by Willis Carrier in New York 1902. The first printer was invented by Chester Carlson in 1938. The first iPod invented was made in October 23 2001 by Apple.

Technology is very important  to us.

History Day

Warminster Prep School spent Tuesday 13th June as Romans for History Day, we hope you have seen some photos on Twitter.

Year 4 have written a little about the day as follows.

Topsy wrote; my favourite thing about History Day was making the shield, it was really fun. Everyone looked amazing.

Bronwen wrote; I loved doing all the activities especially the mosaics. It was really fun. I really enjoyed it.

Amelie wrote; I really liked History Day. My favourite bit was making the shields. They all looked amazing.

Rebecca wrote; there were six activities. One of them was Roman Soldier training. It was really hard because it was tiring and we had to learn the instructions in Latin.

Edward wrote; it was really fun. My favourite part was making battle standards, mosiacs, soldier training and making shields.

Elizabeth wrote; I really liked History Day. My favourite part was making the mosaics. We did lots of different patterns with lots of different colours. Afterwards, we did some colouring of roman pots. We had to colour using bright colours then cover it with black using oil pastels and then scrape patterns. I loved Roman Day as I got to dress up as a Roman. It was really fun.

Year 4 Trip to Chedworth Roman Villa

On Tuesday 6th June Year 4 went to Chedworth Roman Villa to find out lots of information on the Romans. When we got there we met a lady called Chris who was going to show us around all day. We first had a tour around Chedworth Roman Villa, we saw a model of what everyone thought Chedworth looked like in the Roman times. Next we saw the water source and the water is still running today. Then we saw the bath house, there were lots of baths. After that we saw the grand dining room, there was a season mosaic pattern on the floor, it was really nice! After the tour we went to a little room and we went into groups, we had to sort a box full of things into lots of different piles. Fabian, Topsy and Elizabeth dressed up. In the final activity we became slaves and we made medicine. It was so much fun! By Bronwen

Year 4 Science – Sieving Sand

In Science today Year 4 have been sieving. They have been set a challenge to ‘Clean the Beach’. Ella Kibble from Year 4 says “We have been using sieves and magnets to separate nasty pieces of waste that people have been dropping which have been left on the beach and we are enjoying doing this experiment”

Year 4 Christmas Cactus

We are all loving our Christmas cactus that has starting blooming in the cold weather we have had. We have a collection of cacti in our classroom that we have been talking about in our Geography lesson as we are learning about deserts. Josh Knight Year 4.