I have worked on Scratch with Year 2 and 3 this week, encouraging the children to be creative. I gave them the finished programs to explore, which they then decomposed into all the parts necessary to make the program. I then let the children make the programs. Look at these amazing efforts from Laasya and Eloise below....
Today, year 5 spent the morning discussing internet safety and the importance of being careful when online. We began by discussing what should and shouldn't be shared publicly online. We then watched the Newsround Internet safety video.
Following this discussion, we made mobile phone holders, decorated with tips for staying safe online. The stand itself was very easy to construct and the children thoroughly enjoyed making the stand - many thanks to @simonhaughton for the inspirational idea! We finished the session looking at the Horrible Histories video about privacy settings.
Take a look at some stands made by year 5 below:
Year 2 had an introduction to Scratch today. This is a free piece of Software that enables the children to start programming their own games. Please click on the sprite above, to find out how to download the software safely, and start programming at home, or use the online version of scratch instead!
*You can now download the new Scratch Junior App from iTunes for your tablet*
**You can now download an app that looks, and acts just like Scratch called Pyonkee**
The children in Acorns listened to CEOP's story about Smartie the Penguin, who goes on an Internet adventure with Daddy Penguin and learns how to stay safe online. Follow the link to read the story with your children and check out Acorns' own Penguins, drawn using 2Simple program - 2Paint a Picture.