Today we continued learning about instructions. We talked about what we already knew about brushing teeth and why it is important to brush them well. We then practiced brushing paper teeth! We had to think carefully about being bossy so that our instructions were clear.
Today we had an online safety lesson about the importance of having people’s consent to send photos on the internet. We read a story about Digi-Duck who was sent a photo of Proud Pig which was a bit silly. He nearly sent it to all his friends but then he had to go to bed. When he was asleep, Wise Owl came and showed him what might happen if he sent it. This is what we thought:
We then thought about this question: How can you be a good friend on the internet? Anaiyah – Don’t send pictures to anyone without asking first. William – Don’t hurt anyone’s feelings by sending things they wouldn’t like. They will be upset. Krista – Only send nice messages.
We learnt you should be as kind on the internet as you are in real life.
Today in Year 2, the children have been talking about bullying and cyberbullying. The children discussed different scenarios of cyberbullying and what they would need to do. They were all very sensible and knew to tell a trusted adult or report to the social network.
The children worked in small groups to complete a Venn diagram to show where different forms of bullying would be placed. They could choose bullying, cyberbullying or in the middle for both. They realised that some forms of bullying can happen in real life and over the Internet.
During Computing this afternoon, Year 2 Toucans further enhanced their knowledge on algorithms and debugging. The children used an app called Fix the Factory (a free download from the App store).
Mr Baddhan asked the children to work through the levels using their problem solving skills to move the robot from a start position to the end – the controls available include ‘move forward’, ‘turn right’, ‘turn left’, ‘pick up’ and ‘drop off’.
Alot of perseverance and debugging was requred to fix their mistakes in the code.
During Computing today, Year 2 Toucans were introduced to the full version of Scratch by Mr Baddhan. The children have been using Scratch Junior this week and today tried some programming in the Scratch on the computers. They worked out that if the blocks are not snapped in properly, then the program will not run. And everything must be in order (sequence) otherwise the program will not work correctly. Alot of understanding on algorithms, debugging and sequence were shown by Toucans.
The children used the events blocks, sound and looks blocks.
Toucans also learned how the sprite and backdrops can be changed too.
Year 2 Toucans have continued with programming during Computing today by using Scratch Junior on the iPads.
This morning the children explored Scratch Junior and demonstrated their understanding of building algorithms and debugging. Mr Baddhan tasked the children to use motion blocks and say blocks to program their sprite.
Once the children created their programs, they presented and talked about their programs to the rest of the class.
Scratch Junior is a free iPad app and parents should encourage to use their knowledge to program at home.