This year, with the help of Mr Philbrook, we were introduced into the world of coding using Spheros. What are Spheros? A Sphero is a spherical robot designed by Sphero. It is a white orb wrapped in polycarbonate, capable of rolling around, and controlled by a smartphone or tablet. A Sphero can roll at a speed of up… Read More Sphero Edu
Finally the 100 Word Challenge has begun!! If your wondering what this challenge is and what it involves then keep reading! Every year the blogging community run a competition called the 100 Word Challenge which is open for students under the age of 16. Each week a prompt is given which can be a series… Read More 100 Word Challenge
This term in ICT we have been introduced to some coding. What is coding? Coding is what makes it possible for us to create computer software, apps and websites. Your browser, your OS, the apps on your phone, our class blog, and all websites – they’re all made with code. Learning coding empowers you to… Read More All about coding
This year our class will be participating in BYOD. What is BYOD? This stands for Bring Your Own Device and means that students can bring their own iPad to school for educational activities and learning in the classroom. Why BYOD? BYOD allows for students to use their own personal iPad at school which is the… Read More Bring Your Own Device Program
Over the last week we have begun using our Mayoral Make-a-books to create a read aloud iMovie. This has been a great experience because we are using technology to help us with our reading in a fun and creative way. Mrs Baldwin took photos of all the pages in our books before they were sent away for… Read More Mayoral Make-a-Book – iMovie Part 1
Narratives are always fun to write because they are a fiction text and you can use your imagination and create some interesting characters and new places. We have all been enjoying writing our narrative’s this term. We began by looking at the structure of a narrative. Orientation – which includes the who, what, when, where and why… Read More Let’s use our imagination!
Our main genre type that we have been focusing on this term has been Persuasion Writing. What is the purpose? The purpose of a persuasive text is to develop ideas and supporting details in order to present a logical argument from a particular point of view. We began by discussing the structure of persuasive texts… Read More Persuasive Writing
A few weeks ago we had some year 6 students from Ms Wilsons class conduct a study on 4 students and the amount of screen time they have over a week. They visited our class each day over an entire week. They then used all the data and created some graphs. Finally they shared with… Read More Screen Time Survey
Blogging has many terrific benefits and one of the main benefits is learning about cyber safety. As technology continues to grow and more and more people can access the internet and participate in online activity, it is very important to stay safe and to be aware of bullying online. Cyber bullying Cyberbullying is a term… Read More Cyber Safety
Our class are very excited because we have just found out that we are finalists for one of the categories for the Edublog Awards for 2015. The category that we are a finalist for is ‘Best Class Blog’. The factors used for shortlisting were based on the number of comments, bookmarking and Google page ranking… Read More Edublog awards 2015 – Lets vote!