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This half term our topic is called `Can you switch it on?' 

Our topic this half term is, ‘Can you switch it on?’ which has already got off to a flying start, as the children have been having so much fun working in our ‘Seton’s Got Talent’ recording studio. The children have enjoyed dressing up as different musicians and independently operating a CD player to choose one of their favourite tracks. The children have also learnt how to record on an iPad. We have loved playing the performances back.  

During this topic we’ll make a Skype call to another school, harnessing the power of technology to ask and answer questions on screen. Throughout the project, we’ll use a wide variety of equipment. Digital cameras will help us to record the beauty of our local environment, computers and tablets will be used to record audio stories, and we’ll also use a keyboard, mouse and PC to write and draw.

We’ll use a variety of software and explore paint packages to create Jackson Pollock-style pictures. Our programming skills will improve when we use commands to move robots around the floor, and we’ll use tablets to scan QR codes to inspire our building work.

Using data loggers, we’ll also collect and monitor data, including noise and temperature, and compare technology from the past to the technology we have today.

At the end of the project, we’ll read storybooks that will help us to understand e-safety messages and remind us that it is sometimes important to switch off technology and have fun with our friends and families. We’ll also invite you to our ‘Terrific Technology Show’ to discuss our experiences and inventions.

Things you could do at home…

Why not have a technology hunt at home? Take pictures of electrical objects that entertain, help people to communicate, or help to save time, and send them to school through Tapestry. You could also visit a museum and look at a range of objects from the past. Alternatively, have a technology-free day. Switch off phones and TVs, leave computers unplugged and cook without a microwave. Will you survive?

As always, please feel free to call in and see us at any time. 

Thank you for your continued support.

Class 1 Team
 

 

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