Subject Ambassador: Miss K. Hepple
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Amethyst Learning Zone
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September 2020- February 2021
Creating Media-Digital Painting – During our Computing topic, “Creating Media-Digital Painting,” the children have been learning to use the “Paint” program to create digital paintings. They have learnt to make careful choices about which tools, lines and shapes to use and to evaluate their work. The children have also continued to enjoy using the ipads to support their learning in Literacy and Maths.
Technology and the world – During Computing lessons, the children have been exploring technology, and how it is used in the world around us. They have used the lap-tops to improve their typing skills and they have learned to use a mouse with greater control.
IT across the curriculum – The children have also enjoyed using the iPads to support their learning. In Literacy, they have accessed phonics games and Oxford Reading Tree. In maths, the children have used a range of websites to improve their understanding of number.
Key skills – In Computing, the children have been practicing key skills; logging into and out of the laptops. They have been using programmes; Word and Paint to produce simple pieces of work, learning how to use the programmes confidently and retrieving previous projects. We have also taken part in Internet safety week and have discussed ways to stay safe online.
IT across the curriculum – The children have been using the iPads to support their learning in Literacy, by accessing Oxford Reading Tree. In maths, the children have visited the Topmarks website to practice their bonds to 10 and addition skills. During computing lessons, the children have been exploring the uses of IT and how it is used in the world around us.
Scratch – The children have focused on using the computer programme ‘Scratch’ this half term. They worked in partners to create an animation that moved characters to create a scene. The children used Scratch Junior and once they got the hang of this, moved onto the most recent version of Scratch on the laptops.
Audio Editing – We have been focussing on Audio editing in computing this half term. We have been listening to podcasts and the children have had the opportunity to plan a podcast. After half term, we are going to have a go at recording our very own podcast.
Prodigy game – We have started to play a new maths game at home and at school called Prodigy. We have little cartoon characters so we can practice lots of maths skills playing the game.
The children in Class 5 used ICT to create a poster all about our local food bank. They included text and images to try and persuade the community to donate food and other resources to families that may need help in these uncertain times.
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