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Year 5 ICT


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.