Monthly Archives: May 2019

Introduction to Scratch

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.

Creating a sun set in Scratch Junior

Year 2 Toucans have once again been programming in Scratch Junior, this time creating a sun set scene.

Toucans had to inset a sun “character” in the top left screen and make it move down and then disappear using the hide block.

They then added a couple of characters having a conversation using the “say” block.

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.

Programming using Scratch Junior

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.

Creating shapes using 2Go

During this afternoon’s Computing lesson with Mr Baddhan, Year 2 Toucans used Purple Mash’s 2Go to create different shapes using directions.

They were challenged to create two shapes, square and a rectangle, using different line colours. They used many right-angles for the square and rectangles.

Toucans already know that a right angle is an angle of 90°, as in a corner of a square.

Don’t forget Toucans; you can access Purple Mash at home using your login.

The story of Zaccheus

During RE, Year 2 Toucans looked at what it means to be perfect.

The children discussed how their behaviour can change depending on the circumstances they were in. They knew it was okay to shout during a football match but not during a lesson in class.

Mrs Sabir told the children the story of Zaccheus and how he changed his ways when he met Jesus.

They came up with questions they would ask Zaccheus such as “Why did you take others money?” “Why did you repay 4 times as much?”

The children also discussed things in their lives that Jesus might not like if he were their friend:

Similarities and differences

Today in PSHE we discussed similarities and differences. We had to find one thing that was the same about us and one thing that was different. This is what we learnt about each other:

Ryan is the same as Kealeigh as they both like Mr Bean but they are different because Kealeigh is a girl and Ryan is a boy.

Tanatatswa is the same as Seth and Tommy because they all like Mr Bean but they are different because they have different hairstyles.

We also discussed the word ‘relationship’ and what it means. We learnt that it is a connection between people and that you have different levels of relationships depending on how well you know someone.

When people fall in love – Jessica

People belong together – Pippa