This afternoon, Bluebirds discussed the SMART acronym (Safe, Meet, Accepting, Reliable and Tell).
The children wrote a whole class definition for each of the terms and each person designed a poster.
Additionally, children discussed reliability of knowing whether an on-line friend is really who they say they are, along with checking whether information is always “true or real.”
Katerina – You should never tell anyone where you live Phoebe – Do not give your email to people Kezi – Just click the cross to delete unwanted messages and requests Chandler – I never use the chats within games online
During today’s Computing lesson, Year 3 Bluebirds continued learning about databases. They created a Year 3 database, adding their own information into each record. They added various fields within the database including, Name, Hair Colour, Eye Colour, Shoe Size etc.
After all the children added their records, they searched for information using different criteria.
The also grouped and arranged different children using the search criteria.
They finally produced some bar charts and pie charts to reflect their database entries.
During Computer this afternoon, Year 3 learned about databases and how they hold different pieces of information. They looked at different databases to see how the information is stored.
Bluebirds learned that databases all have: A Field – this is a single piece of data such as name, date of birth or telephone number A Record – this is one complete set of fields, for example one pupil’s school record
Today, they searched a database of countries in Purple Mash. They searched different criteria of information including population, area and capital city. They compared information using bar graphs and pie charts.
Tomorrow, Bluebirds will make their own database containing information of pupils in their class.
During Computing, Year 3 looked further into the ‘Motion’ and ‘Looks’ blocks in Scratch. They were asked by Mr Baddhan to work out how to move their sprite right and left – they were told that adding a minus number will reverse the movement. The challenge was to ask see of the children could get their sprite to move and down the screen.
Once, they completed the above, they were asked to add the ‘Change Colour Effect by’ block from the ‘Looks’ container. They discovered it made made their sprite change colour.
It was wonderful to see the children learn about different motion block and using a new ‘Looks’ block after their previous lessons in Scratch.