In Computing, the children in Year 1 and 2 were beginning to get a better understanding of the laptops we use in school. They were practicing how to use them safely and carefully.
The children in Year 1 began to use their own usernames and passwords to access the apps and software on the computer. We talked about the importance of keeping usernames and passwords private, and how we should behave when we’re using different technology.
In year two the children began to look at the range of different applications we can use on the laptops and how they might be used in different lessons. We also learned some cheeky keyboard shortcuts and trackpad gestures to perform different simple tasks.
In RE this week the children have been finding out more about the Jewish celebration of Shabbat. We shared and retold the story of a boy who had to celebrate Shabbat all alone in the desert. Fortunately he had an animal to protect him…Find out more here
Using the 2Animate app on Purple Mash, the children in KS1 have created some simple animations to show the ‘flow’ and ‘ebb’ of the tide at a beach.
They picked up the skills really quickly and added some of their own touches of detail to make the animations really fantastic. Well done to them all.
Use the arrow keys at the top of the display board to see all the work.
As part of our topic, The Scented Garden we went to Hardwick Park. We explored the whole forest to find signs of Spring, this included birds such as a Blue Tit and a Chaffinch, as well as flowers and trees such as snow drops, daffodils and a magical Elder Tree.
We managed to find everything except 1 bird and flower – so Spring must be here!
Jack and the Beanstalk
After reading the book, Jack and the Beanstalk, we have wrote an account of what had happened as well as character descriptions. We have been acting out parts of Jack and the Beanstalk because in a few weeks we are writing the story as if we are Jack.
We are very proud to present our version of the story using Talk for Writing. This method really helped all of us to remember the story and include some impressive and important vocabulary in our own writing.
Well done everyone!