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Year 4 ICT


Rounding of the year with Scratch!

Another end of year is coming and what better way to finish up than with a refresher in Scratch.

The focus of the lesson today was to put into practice all the things we had learnt throughout this term to do with searching for clues and navigating the internet safely.

We started with finding Carmen Sandiego across all three episodes of the Google Earth game independently before loading up Scratch and following along with creating a basic animation using the commands found in the looks menu before creating and experimenting with our own ideas!

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We went through some ICT quizzes and did an absolutely amazing job of discussing all the possible answers and understanding why the ones we had chosen were the correct ones!

After we had proven or computer prowess we headed back into independently searching for Carmen Sandiego using all the communication skills we have learnt this term!

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The hunt continues, from logging on to opening chrome and starting a brand new game of Carmen Sandiego only minimal assistance was required and we had to show we could independently figure out and safely search for the answers to the mystery of the missing loots whereabouts!

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Carmen Sandiego and how to use a search engine!

We have been learning how to use search engines and answer clues in the game where on Google earth is Carmen Sandiego.

The lesson is designed to help us with our investigation skills. Using the fantastic tools available to us via the internet such as Wikipedia and Google Earth we went on an adventure testing our ability to piece clues together and analyse data, the link below will allow you to visit the google earth website and give it a go at home. The suggested browser is Google Chrome.,-12.41937117,-34691.33214a,57359668.97d,35y,0.00004064h,18.19296234t,0r/data=CjwSOhIgYmU3N2ZmYzU0MTc1MTFlOGFlOGZkMzdkYTU5MmE0MmEiFnNwbC14LXgteC1zcGxhc2hzY3JlZW4

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Today we looked at making our own presentation from the information we have gathered on wiki pages and from the internet.

We started with finding two different types of tool to use for our presentations. We can use Microsoft power point and Keynote, these apps are found using finder.

We discussed how it is ok to use information and pictures from the internet and wiki pages but also how it is better to declare where we have retrieved our information from and to make sure it is clear that the work is not our own primary research.

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Simple Wikipedia!

Today we used our skills in searching and investigating to discover fun facts about the subjects we have chosen for our wiki pages.

We had a lesson of research and then formulated questions about our subject to ask the teacher to see if he could use the simple wiki page to answer our questions, he then asked us a question based on our knowledge.

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Year 4 are learning all about how e-mail works.

We all thought about the different ways in which we communicate with each other, we decided to look at the similarities and differences between letters and e-mails that we might send to our family and friends.

We learned that if we send a letter to another country it can take a long time to get there (sometimes 6 weeks!) and also cost a fair bit of money, especially if we sent a big present.

We looked back at our previous lessons about how computers use the internet to communicate with each other over long distances and how quick and simple this can be, we realized that e-mail is a much quicker and cheaper way to communicate with someone over a very long distance compared to a letter.

Then we made our own e-mails to send to our friends in class, we noticed that just like a letter we need an address in order for the e-mail to reach the correct person.

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Finishing of our Twine stories!

The aim of today was to recap all the elements that we have leant about and used over the last term, we have

  • Learnt how to use the search function on a mac and open different types of web browser.
  • Discovered the useful free tool at which allows us to create our own interactive stories
  • Understood that different web browsers have similar and also different features and functions.
  • Explored the basics of the HTML language allowing us to link to images hosted on the internet and putting those into our games in order to help with bringing our stories to life.
  • Using the coding tools in twinery to change and modify the text and visual appearance of our games.


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This week in ICT we carried on with our interactive stories and learnt some more ways in which we could add images and fun effects to the text!

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