UNIT 2.1 – Coding.
Cdn used Free Code Chimp to create their own animated story. They were able to use Design Mode to select a background and different characters/objects from Clip Art which they were then able to change the scale of. They then selected the Coding Area where they used Code Blocks to achieve the desired effects for their story.
UNIT 2.3 & 2.4 - Spreadsheets & Questioning
The children learnt how to create a simple spreadsheet, adding colours & images. As their Adventure involved animals, they created their own zoos by copying and pasting images and locking them in place. They also learnt how to use a spreadsheet to make simple calculations.
In the Questioning unit, the children were able to extend their understanding of representing and interpreting data using simple pictograms to more complex Branch Databases and Binary Trees.
They also learnt how to add images and text to a document to create some fantastic Zoo Stories using 2Create a Story.
They then used these skills to create some beautiful Christmas cards.
In the last week of term Chestnut found out about stop frame animation. They made lots of plasticine props and then used iMovie to create their animation. They had loads of fun doing this.
Unit 2.3 - Spreadsheets
This half term the children will be extending the skills they learnt last year on how to use spreadsheets. They will learn how to change the colour of the cells, copy and paste images, carry out simple calculations and produce graphs using their spreadsheets.
Their Adventure is all about pirates this half term so they will use the skills they have learnt to create a treasure map.