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Year 5 ICT

ICT 10.7.19


We finished our house designs today and learnt how to properly search and import user made models from the internet, this was to show us what amazing creations are possible given time and dedication!

Knowing how to turn on the wifi and which access point to connect to is very useful so we all learnt how to turn of the wifi and how to get back on it in order to access the internet a become familiar with how typical wifi menus work.

Whilst we had no internet a strange dinosaur popped up in our chrome browsers whenever we tried to search for something, the dinosaur was there to let us know did not have access to the internet, pressing the space bar when confronted by this prehistoric pest presented a peculiar predicament, why not try it the next time your confronted with this!

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Today was the day we built a house with a pitched roof and windows and re learnt all of the fundamental skills required to successfully build and realise our dream adventure lands which we will be looking to build over the next few weeks incorporating all the wonderful and wacky ideas that we have.

We also had a look at the 3D warehouse that comes with plenty of pre-built items of furniture and buildings to use as guidelines for our own projects!

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We are building a house!

We are back in Sketchup and ready to build something amazing, but first we must brush up on those 3d modeling skills and reacquaint ourselves with the interface!

After we had a quick look at the tools for looking around our 3d environment we started to practice drawing and extruding the blocks to make the basis for our house’s.

The line tool allows us to draw lines and manipulate them with the move tool and helps us make a pitched roof among other things.

The paint bucket and texture tools allow us to experiment with the colour and look of our buildings.

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Finishing touches to the blog!

Today we added the finishing touches to our blogs that we have been crafting over the term and we added some personalisation to them in the way of themes and styles.

We used all the knowledge we have built up across the last few weeks and gathered information and images from all over the web (making sure to credit the people responsible).

We made blogs covering topics such as book reviews, weird smoothies, football games, video games and many more besides.

Have a look at some below!

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Updating and placing hyperlinks in blogs!

Today we looked at how we can introduce hyperlinks into images that we post on our blogs, which I must say are looking pretty good. Check out the links below in order to see a few examples of the work form our class.

We have been taught to make sure that we do not put any information online that could be used to identify us or where we live, and that any information we copy from other sources is referenced so the original creators will get the credit they deserve.

It’s very important to also remember that when we comment on other people’s blogs we are polite and supportive.

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We are writing a blog!

Today we had a look at writing our own blog for real this time!

All the useful information that we had written down from last week has been very useful in preparing us for our very first blog post.

Firstly we had to make our way across to and sign up for our free account.

We made sure to remember to not use our surnames or any identifying information about us in our usernames, we then discussed what makes a good password and how to craft one that is easy to remember but difficult to crack.

We also had a look at how captcha response tests work to ensure we are not a robot.

After this we delved into creating our first blog post and learnt how to add an image to it.

Here are some links to help you along with understanding what a blog is and some ideas if you wanted to start your own one at home.

Potential blog ideas

Video description of what blogs are

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Planning a Blog!

We are planning a blog and this is no small task.

We first had a look at what exactly a blog is and what kinds of things people blog about, we found that you can pretty much blog about anything you like and it can take many different formats form reviews to instructions, advice, tips and a mixture of all these and more.

In pairs we established what kind of blog we would like to create and started with the subject or theme that the blog would cover, from this we were able to come up with ideas about the sub topics the blog would cover.

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How to link to an image, dice rolling and messing with the text.

The red parts are the HTML tags, they allow us to link to the image. The green parts are the link to the image. The yellow parts allow us to change the height and width of the image.

We found that changing the width and height (making sure to keep the numbers identical for both) allowed us to make the image bigger or smaller!

We also looked at the various ways we could format the text making it change appearance or even shudder and disappear before returning again J

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Cyber Safety Choices!

We are designing a text adventure game based around making the right choices when it comes to online safety.

We started this last week by making posters highlighting the most important things we should be thinking about whenever we go online.

Using these and a list of the top things to remember we set about designing the first choice in our adventure we use a free tool located at that allows us to make an interactive story.

The first question dealt with the choice of giving your account information to someone else online.

We then had a look at how to liven up our adventure game by introducing images, this was accomplished by learning the shortcut keys in macOs to copy and paste an images online location and use this with an HTML tag to insert it into our game.

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Cyber Safety!

Today we had a quick look at cyber safety, we went over a few quick tips to ensure that we are thinking about being safe online. We found these tips by using the google search engine to look up our topic “Cyber safety” we then added an addition to this search so our whole search became “Cyber safety for kids” which returned an excellent result that we watched as a class.

We also had a very quick look at twinery which is tool that will allow us to create our own interactive text based game that will help teach people about making safe choices whilst online.


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Putting it all together!

Today we had a recap of all the things we have looked at over the last few weeks, such as repeating patterns and how to edit images and make animations in scratch.

I thought it would be fun if we took that knowledge and used it to produce some of our own unique creative designs.

Great work was produced by all!

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In todays lesson we used scratch to automate the process of making a tessellating pattern, we explored the different functions of the pen tool and learnt how to make it draw a set of repeating shapes using the motion commands, after that we looked at another task involving repeating patterns that changed colour.


If you would like to try them out at home here is a link

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Today we had a look at a more complex form of tessellation using a fish pattern.

After this we learnt how to find the new scratch application on the laptops, we opened it up and began to get acquainted with the new interface.

We will be using scratch next week to help us automate the process of making tessellating shapes!

M.C. Escher was an artist who used tessellation for some of his artwork, a more in-depth video explaining his work can be found here:

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In today's lesson we looked at tessellation the definition of which according to Wikipedia is

“A tessellation of a flat surface is the tiling of a plane using one or more geometric shapes, called tiles, with no overlaps and no gaps. In mathematics, tessellations can be generalized to higher dimensions and a variety of geometries.”

This helpful Youtube video was used to illustrate the idea a little better than just the direct definition.

We then looked for repeating patterns that could be found in the classroom, we noticed the brick work and floor had examples of tessellation.

With these ideas fresh in our minds we turned to some 1cm dot paper to create some of our own tessellating patterns.

To finish we cut out some simple geometric shapes in order to create templates for a bigger scale pattern.