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Posts Tagged ‘ICT’

Melvin’s Make-a-Match: Comparing Fractions

Posted by eastwoldblog on March 22, 2011

In Maths this week we are looking at Fractions, Decimals, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion!

Today we were revising comparing fractions and equivalent fractions.

Cyberchase has this game which is a really good place to practice your fractions.

Melvin is either a forgetful or very untidy wizard.

He has got all his potions muddled and needs to put them back into pairs.

This is where you come in!

Sort Melvin’s potion bottles back into pairs by selcting them from the shelves.

There are several levels of slightly increasing complexity.

Good luck

Mr W.

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Coastal Webcams

Posted by eastwoldblog on February 1, 2011

Click on these links to view some webcams of the UK Coastline:

Robin Hood’s Bay – View Over the Bay

Corbyn Head – Torquay

The Watermark Hotel, Looe (Live Streaming Webcam)

These webcams give you the opportunity to see what is happening at the coast RIGHT NOW.

Have fun

Mr W.

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The Water Cycle

Posted by eastwoldblog on January 13, 2011

BBC Schools – Water Cycle

BBC Schools – Water Cycle

We had a quick revision of the Water Cycle on Tuesday.

I said that I would give you the link the the BBC website with the animation.

It isn’t fantastic, but it does its job!

Can you remember what these words mean:

EVAPORATION

CONDENSATION

PRECIPITATION

TRANSPIRATION

RUN OFF

COLLECTION

GROUND WATER

Put some definitions in the comments box…

Mr W.

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Two days – Two Blog Records Broken!

Posted by eastwoldblog on September 17, 2010

In the past 2 days, two records have been broken on the Class Blog.

September 15th – 168 Hits – A New Record

September 16th – 169 Hits – Another New Record

I wonder what September 17th will bring?!

The Blog is forging ahead and pushing towards 7000 Hits since January.

Remember that if you do visit – leave a comment on what you view, visit, read, etc.

If it is one of the links, leave you comment in the ‘About Us’ page.

Happy Surfing!

Mr W.

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Class 4 – Now available on Twitter!

Posted by eastwoldblog on September 5, 2010

It is a brave new venture – but you can now follow Class 4 on Twitter!

Not sure how I will make it work yet but that isn’t important is it?

What is important is that I intend to try!

So if you can sum up something that has happened in 140 characters – you might the chance to share it with the world!

You can follow us @Class4EastWold

Mr W.

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The Piano by Aidan Gibbons: An Audio Commentary

Posted by eastwoldblog on April 22, 2010

Over the past few weeks, we have been working on “The Piano” by Aidan Gibbons.

We have looked at how the film uses Setting, Sound, Sequence, Story and Symbols to tell it’s story without words.

The children have written description, speech, narrative and captions for a range of Key Moments throughout the animation. They have even used the video as inspiration for Artwork, when we painted different scenes.

The last part of the unit was to record a DVD-style commentary for the animation, using the ‘Record Narration’ feature in PowerPoint.

This commentary should encompass much of the elements that we had worked on across the unit. Trying to achieve maximum impact in just 2 or 3 really effective sentences for each Screen shot.

Having written a storyboard style script, the children used microphones to record their DVD Commentary into PowerPoint.

Here are a selection of the work they have produced:

The Piano AM

The Piano PD

The Piano AB

The Piano LF

I was really impressed with the quality of the writing.

What do you think?

Let us know in a comment.

Mr W.

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Escapa – Focus your mind, hand and eye!

Posted by eastwoldblog on February 23, 2010

I thought that some of you might like to play this at home!

Escapa!

WARNING!! Seriously Addictive!

Click on the RED block

Now move the RED block to avoid crashing with the BLUE blocks.

Simple!

Oh, and don’t touch the BLACK edges either.

If you can manage 18 seconds, you are a genius!

US Air Force pilots are expected to last 2 MINUTES!!

Current Records:

A Y3 lasted 10.871 seconds

A Y6 lasted 16.372 seconds

I have managed 61 seconds (but it was a long time ago and I haven’t practised recently!)

WARNING!! This game is seriously addictive!!

Play Escapa now!

Mr W.

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Touch Typing

Posted by eastwoldblog on January 18, 2010

Alice R. asked me if I knew of any websites to teach “Touch Typing”.

There are some links —————————————->

Touch Typing Online Training

The website above offers a simple(ish)! online guide to how to ‘Touch Type’.

There is a 5 Step Guide with some exercises to practice!

Good Luck and I hope this helps.

Mr W.

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Welcome to the Blogging Experience!

Posted by eastwoldblog on January 4, 2010

Welcome to “Blogging”.

This is our new class blog (weblog)

Here is where we can share our learning with each other, and the wider world too!

Share the work in class with your parents, grandparents, carers, and let them see whats happening – They love to know what’s going on!

If there is something you would like to see here – let me know!

Mr W.

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