Monthly Archives: October 2014

Daisy the Dinosaur

In Computing we have been using Daisy the Dinosaur by Hopscotch Technologies to introduce pupils to simple computer programming.

Last week we used the challenge mode as a tutorial to make learn how to make the dinosaur move, jump, and spin using drag and drop instructions.

This week we have been using the free play mode which adds on further commands, turn, grow and shrink. To much the delight of the pupils.

What makes this APP even better is that you can download it for Free from the APP store. So you can have a go at home.

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We are artists

This afternoon we all became artists. We chose to create a picture in the style of one of the artists we have been learning about.

What are the similarities and differences between Paul Klee and Pablo Picasso’s work?

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Which colours do you see?
Which patterns and shapes do you see?
Can you name the parts of a face?

Measure it!

We have been learning how to measure objects using non-standard units such as cubes, match sticks and straws. We used these non-standard units to find out how long or short different objects are around the classroom.

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Can you measure objects at home to find out how long and short they are? Try some below…

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How do you feel?

Today we went for a learning walk around the playground to explore our sense of touch. We learnt that we use our whole body to touch starting from your head to your toes and that we feel through our skin. We used our sense of touch to discover what the things we can see around us feel like.

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