Year six have been looking at animation in ICT. Today, they learnt how to use a stop frame animation app on the iPad. First they used playmobil characters to create a short story and get used to the software. They then looked at how Aardman animations use storyboards and how they bring these to life. … Continue reading
Year 3 have been working together to create news clips about homework in primary schools. They have been learning how to take videos and photos and use iMovie on the iPads.
Today we were fortunate enough to have workshops led by Sarah Walker from the NSPCC. She spoke to the children about speaking out to stay safe and the different areas that they may need help with. In the afternoon we had a workshop for parents about e-safety, this started with a presentation from Yr.6 about … Continue reading
Yr.6 have created storyboards of each chapter from Running Wild. They make an excellent display in our library!
In year 4 we used our abilities in IT to create welcome posters for our classroom. The best one was going to be laminated and used on our door to let any visitors to our school know who is based in the classroom. Several adults helped to select the winning posters, we had to choose two … Continue reading
On Friday, Yr.6 went to The Quarterhouse and took part in a workshop lead by Profound Sound. They considered what sounds were, how they could make sounds and how sounds could represent both concrete and abstract things. Each group was given recording equipment and set the task of recording sounds to represent different emotions and objects. … Continue reading
This week the Ducklings have been learning that dinosaurs were reptiles and so layed eggs. We have a small and a large egg in our class, we made nests for them and designed poster to tell people to be careful not to break the eggs. We also predicted what kind of dinosaurs would hatch from … Continue reading
In computing this term we are learning about programming. We started this week by designing a set of instructions to help our bee-bots move from “start” to “finish” without knocking over any skittles. We had varying levels of success and saw some bee-bots heading towards a dive off the table! We learnt that bee-bots do … Continue reading
Owls enjoyed their first day back after Christmas, it was a good day with lots and lots to talk about. In Literacy we discussed and wrote about what we received at Christmas, the food we ate and the people we visited in the holidays. Then in the afternoon we looked at programming a Bee Bot … Continue reading
In computing this afternoon, Yr.6 used excel to add subtract, multiply and divide numbers. They found that once you had done a calculation once you could repeat it multiple times very quickly. The children were impressed with the speed of the calculations and the ease with which you could complete them. They then moved onto using … Continue reading