This week, Bluebirds had an online safety lesson to understand how to create a powerful word. They chose their favourite colour, number and food. The children combined these with symbols, using upper and lower case letters, to create an effective password, longer than 8 digits.
This week, Bluebirds enjoyed an interesting “unplugged” computing lesson, to understand the difference between the World Wide Web and the Internet. After learning about this, the class completed a close activity to check their understanding. Lots of children learnt new information so it was a really worthwhile lesson!
On Friday, Bluebirds were introduced to the SMART acronym with a fun but informative video about considerations for keeping safe on line. Afterwards, Bluebirds were busy designing posters to show their understanding.
Bluebirds compared the differences between writing emails and letters and created a vein diagram together. The children thought about the persuasive letter they wrote in English and considered what parts are needed in an email.
The class were able to spot the differences between an email and letter, find mistakes in an email and answer some final quiz questions to show their understanding.
Bluebirds considered what information they would like to present using the programme 2Graph.
After lots of suggestions such as food, drink, colours, favourite country, icecream and lessons, the class voted to find out what was the favourite animal in Year 3.
First, as a whole class we created a tally chart to find out the favourite animal in Year 3. Then the children got to work to present the data in three different ways from a choice of vertical/ horizontal bar graphs, line graphs or on a pie chart.
Afterwards children composed questions for others to answer by referring to their graph.
After editing and improving their work, Bluebirds enjoyed transforming their reports using Purple Mash, to create some superb and authentic looking news reports. The class considered their audience and what the reader would need to know. They have to ensure the five Ws were included in the first (orientation) paragraph…
……do you know what these are?!
Can you spot their journalistic vocabulary to avoid their writing sounding like a story? Have they included quotes from eye witnesses to add value to their report?