Today we all made animations.
Here’s what we did:
In pairs, we came up with an idea for a story based on ‘kindness’
We made a rough plan of what our story was going to be about in our Busy Books
We went along to the computer suite and made our animation scenes
In class we all shared what we had made and had a discussion about how we could tell our stories in more detail
Working individually, we wrote what happened in each scene
We got together again with our partner and decided what bits we would use to narrate our stories
We recorded our stories on the class microphone
The audio recordings were added to the animation videos in Windows Movie Maker
We then uploaded the finished animation videos to our school YouTube channel
Have a look at some of them here and let us know what you think!
We hope that everyone who visits our blog has a very lovely Christmas! Today we joined up with Primary 4D and sang ‘Away in a Manger’. Ross, Casey-Jo, Katie and Aaron played the Bell Plates while we were singing. We added our singing to some of our Winter Pictures we’ve been colouring in class.
Have a look below …… and we’ll see you all again in 2014!!
For homework we were asked to find out about our past. We all interviewed our mums and dads to find out about our life before we started school. We also brought in some photographs of important events (if we had them). We used the information to write our Autobiographies.
Here’s what we did:
We added the answers to our questions to Powerpoint slides
We inserted our photographs of the events (if we didn’t have photographs, we looked for clipart images to use)
We used a big font for the writing to make it stand out
We saved the individual slides as jpegs
We added all our individual jpegs to Windows Movie Maker
We edited the timings to make sure that the writing in the jpegs was there long enough to be read
We even added some music so that people can listen to it as they watch our autobiography movies
Have a look at some of them here and let us know what you think. They’re also going to be appearing on our individual ePortfolio blogs.
We hope you like them!
Ben D’s Autobiography
James G’s Autobiography
Lots more Autobiographies to come, soon!!
In class, we thought it would be a nice idea to use our grammar lesson to help us write Winter Poems. Here’s what we did:
We thought up one thing that we see, hear and smell in winter (nouns)
Next, we added two ‘WoW’ words (adjectives) to describe them
Finally, we thought up three words to describe our feelings about winter
We went along to the computer room and wrote our poems in a Microsoft Publisher template
We decorated a big ‘W’ with clipart at the start of the poem
We saved the publisher documents as jpegs
We uploaded the jpegs to Windows Movie Maker and added some nice Christmas music
Have a look! What do you think?
Today we all went along to Callendar House to learn more about our Ancient Romans topic.
It was a great trip and we learned lots of new information about the Ancient Romans when they lived in Scotland.
As soon as we got back to class, we had a look at the pictures from our trip and they helped us to remember what we’d learned.
We quickly recorded what we remembered and uploaded everything to Windows movie Maker.
Have a look at our movie …….. and please ask us any questions about our trip to help us remember even more details 🙂
Last week, Primary 3 had the job of re-telling the stories in their reading books. Each group planned out the story, then made the scenes out of modelling clay. We took pictures of the scenes, recorded our narrations then uploaded everything to Windows Movie Maker.
All the groups have completed theirs now and they are on here for you to have a look at. Please let us know what you think of our first attempt at making Digital Stories!
Group 1 – Yummy Scrummy!
Group 2 – Webster’s Week
Group 3 – The Little Dragon
Group 4a – Yo Ho Ho
Group 4b – Yo Ho Ho
Group 5 – The Football Accident (this group made up their own story!)
Group 6 – Fetch The Stick, Webster
This week we didn’t read from our usual reading books. Instead we used group plays. Everyone in the group highlighted their parts in the play and practised them in school and at home. On Wednesday we recorded our plays and we’ve put them on here to share. Please let us know how you think we have done by leaving us a comment!
Webster and the Treacle Toffee (Group One)
The Day Poppy Said Yes
Webster and the Treacle Toffee (Group Two)