This half term the children are going to become games testers. They are going to play a series of games, mostly coded in Scratch, decide what’s good and what could be better. Using specific projects on the Scratch website they’ll have a chance to look at the code used to create the games, with a view to magpie-ing code they may want to use when designing their own games.
If you want to help, then discuss with your child what they look for in a good game. However, it mayl be a while before they’ll be ready to write code similar to those used in their favourite games...
Spring 1 - We are photographers
In this unit, you review photos online, practise using a digital camera, take photos to fit a given
theme, edit your photos, and then select your best images to include in a shared portfolio.
Spring 2 - We are researchers
You will research a topic – safely, effectively and efficiently – using a structured approach (mind
mapping). You will share their findings with others through a short multimedia presentation.
Lesson 2 - Custom Searches
Software that allow teachers and other adults create a list of websites for you to research.
Lesson 4 - Using other search engines and Simple Wikipedia
Did you know that there are other ways to search the web than goggle?
Lesson 5 - Preparing a Presentation
Image galleries you could use with your PowerPoint presentation