This week we are preparing to write our own non-chronological report. In our English lessons we have been learning about what reports look like and what they need to have.
In our Computing lessons we have been learning how to search safely using the internet. We talked about using the internet at home and some of us said we use it on our own. Miss Williams told us Google can be unsafe to use on our own as it searches the whole internet and sometimes brings results we shouldn’t see. Instead we learnt about using Swiggle which is a child-friendly search engine.
We practiced using it and adding facts to our research mats.
Today in Computing we discussed our new class charter for using the internet. We shared ideas about each rule and then signed to say we will follow them.
We then used 2Go on Purple Mash to practise giving instructions. The challenges started easy and then got harder! We had to persevere a lot with some of them to get them correct but we really enjoyed the challenge.
Year 2 Toucans have continued with programming during Computing today by using Scratch Junior on the iPads.
The children demonstrated their understanding of building algorithms and debugging. Mr Baddhan tasked the children to use motion blocks and say blocks to program their sprite to cross the road, say something and then carry on walking.
Some of the children introduced two sprites and add similar code to them too.
Today we continued to learn more facts about the rainforest. We recorded some facts we had already learnt in class then researched for ourselves. Miss Williams reminded us how to search safely using Swiggle then we used the IPads to continue our research in pairs.
We also got to have a look at some brand new books about the rainforest and learn from them too.
Today we are making our own videos from the North and South Pole! Of course we are not really going to travel all that way but we are going to use the magic of technology to send us there! This morning we used our non-chronological reports as a basis for our presentation. We planned together what we were going to say and then practiced until we were ready. We had to rehearse to ensure we knew what we were all saying and we also had to practise using loud clear voices.
When we were ready we went to the media centre a group at a time and Mr Baddhan recorded us in front of the green screen. We hope you enjoy our reports.
In our Computing and Maths lessons this week we have been learning all about data. We have made pictograms, block graphs and today we stared to use databases. We learnt that databases are a useful tool for sorting information in different ways.
We practised using a database by searching for information in different ways. We had a set of questions about aliens to answer using the database.
We then added our own alien and practised filling in a record for it.
Databases are fun! Don’t forget you can log in to Purple Mash at home and practise adding your own if you want to.
Purple Mash can be accessed by visiting the main school website – Apps & Websites section – click here.