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How to use Slide.ly

February 24th, 2013 · No Comments · blogging, Slide.ly

In order to create slideshows using Slide.ly, you must first register an account with the site. To do this:

- Navigate to Slide.ly
- Click ‘Sign up’ in the top right corner of the screen
- Fill in your details and press the green ‘Create account’ button
- You will receive an email including a link you which you need to click to activate your account
- Once you’ve clicked the activation link you’re set up to use Slide.ly

Here is a very basic example of the kind of thing you can create using Slide.ly:

Chris’s Slidely from Chris Mayoh on Slide.ly.

For full instructions for how to create slideshows and embed them onto your blog, see the PDF below:

Creating Slideshows With Slide.ly by

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E-safety at Bowling Park

November 27th, 2012 · 7 Comments · E-safety

This week we are learning about e-safety at Bowling Park. Each class is creating their own set of rules or ‘class contracts’ so that everybody in school can understand how to stay stay whilst using new technologies including laptops, iPads and the internet.

See if you can answer the questions below to check your understanding of e-safety issues:

- Can you write a definition of the word ‘e-safety’?

- What are your top tips for staying safe online?

- Which do you think is the most important rule your class came up with for your class e-safety contract? Why?

Also, have a look at this great website which can teach you a lot more about ways to keep safe in different online situations: http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/

Leave a comment to answer the questions. You may wish to ask some questions of your own for other people to answer.

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Best Bits of the Blog – We Love Books Special 26.10.12

October 28th, 2012 · No Comments · best bits of the blog, We Love Books

The last week of half term at Bowling Park was ‘We Love Books’ Week and there was even more exciting learning than ever as a result!

The week kicked off with an amazing assembly, all about ‘Frog in Love.’ The video of the story from the assembly can be found here and is well worth watching!

1MG came to school as their favourite book characters. Can you describe the characters from what you can see in the pictures?

Find out what 2SG got up to here and here.

Can you guess which book characters children in 2SK have come to school dressed as?

3CM are also dressed as their favourite book characters! Take a look at their great costumes!

6LC had a busy week! See them on set of their own Frankenstein movie and watch Sanaah read her favourite book. Also take a look at some of their We Love Books costumes and fun activities and see Abdul-Hasib read an extract from The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo.

Don’t forget to leave us some great comments and do check out our special We Love Books Blog here!

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Best Bits of the Blog 19.10.12

October 21st, 2012 · No Comments · best bits of the blog

This week at Bowling Park…

1EF have been experimenting to find out which are the best biscuits for dunking!

1KN discuss their favourite part of the film Brave, which they saw at the cinema.

4HW have a class discussion about forces as part of their work on Kensuke’s Kingdom.

4IA work out how to create a boat that floats!

5CP attempt to work out a very tricky Rebus challenge.

Please leave us some comments!

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Best Bits of the Blog 12.10.12

October 14th, 2012 · No Comments · best bits of the blog

This week at Bowling Park…

1MG have been investigating waterproof materials

2SK have been experimenting with different movements in their PE lesson

Year 3 have been deciding which toys they like best and trying to persuade Mr. Herrington to let them put on their very own Toy Fair

4JN have continued their topic on the book Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo

5CP learnt how to behave like real Victorian children during their trip to Bradford Industrial Museum

6HK have been writing descriptions of settings, with help from a piece of writing from Sania

Please leave us some comments to help us get even better at our learning!

In other news, former pupil Bilal Khizar sadly died last week after a tragic hit and run incident on Rooley Lane. The special newsletter celebrating Bilal’s life can be found here. Please feel free to leave any messages and share memories of Bilal in the comments section.

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Bee-Bot iPad app

October 9th, 2012 · 75 Comments · Uncategorized

Please post your instructions for how to complete the different levels of the Bee-Bot app for iPad.

For example:

Level 1: move forward one square and press Go.

See if you can give really clear instructions to help other children complete the levels. Good luck!

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2Design and Make

May 29th, 2012 · No Comments · 2Simple

Today, we are going to make a number of things with the Purple Mash Creative Tool ’2Design and Make’.

You can choose to make a range of different objects. Have a look at the links below for some inspiration:

Make a Formula 1 car

Nets at Heathfield Primary School

3D Models using ICT

Once you’ve made a net, leave a comment on this blog explaining what you have made and describing its properties.

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Purple Mash Apptivities

May 24th, 2012 · 34 Comments · Uncategorized

Please review your favourite Purple Mash apps.

Use these questions to help you:

What is the app called?

What does it do?

What do you like about the app?

What do you dislike about the app?

How could we use it in school?

Which year groups do you think it is most suited for?

Explain, in detail, how it works and what all of the buttons do.

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Changing Backgrounds in Scratch

May 3rd, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Today you are going to use some fairly complicated code to make different levels in Scratch. Here’s what you are aiming to do:

- Add objects for your character to collect (if you haven’t already done it)
- Program your game to move to the next background or level when you collect the object
- Make objects disappear when you move to the next background or level

Instructions

First, make sure you have drawn 6-10 backgrounds on the Stage. These will act as your different levels.

Next, add in a sprite to collect on background 1. You may, for example, like to collect a key. The character you are controlling will be called Sprite 1 (unless you have renamed it) so the object you’re collecting (let’s assume it’s a key) will be called sprite 2.

Once your object is added to your game, click on Sprite 1 (your character) and write the following code in the Scripts tab:

This code tells the game to go to the next level when the character collects the object.

After that, click on the Stage and go to the Scripts tab. Add in the following code:

This code tells the background to change when your character goes to the next level.

You should now be able to move from one background to the next when your character collects the object. However, you will still notice a big issue: when you move to Level 2 the object is still there! There’s a (slightly) complex bit of code which you can add to fix this problem:

First, click on the object you want to show/hide and go to the Scripts tab. Enter the following code:

This code tells the object only to appear when background 1 is shown, and to hide the rest of the time (for example, when on levels 2, 3, etc…)

Once this is complete, you can add other objects for the other levels and use the same code to make objects appear on other levels. You will just need to change the background number.

It’s a tricky one this week! Good luck!

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Writing instructions for Scratch

April 26th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I would like to create a simple, easy-to-use user guide for Scratch which will help next year’s Year 6 to know how to use Scratch.

Please write a set of instructions for any of the following:

- How to open Scratch
- How to edit backgrounds
- How to add/change sprites
- How to Make sprites walk
- How to make objects bigger or smaller
- Anything else you have learnt to do using Scratch.

Make sure you write in full sentences. I will share the best examples on the blog and with next year’s Year 6s.

Thanks,

Mr. Mayoh.

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