Category Archives: Computing

Arts Week: Digital art effects

As part of Arts Week, Year 1 Puffins have today been using digital media to add affects on our focus artist Georgia O’Keeffe’s drawing.

The children used a website called Pop Art Studio to add various effects to a flower drawing by Georgia O’Keeffe.

The children learned quickly how easily and quickly effects can be applied to an image.

Here are some examples of children’s work.

Labeling our toys

During Computing, Year 1 Puffins have today been labeling their toys using Purple Mash. They took photographs of their toys and today started to think about adjectives to describe their toys.

The children used the labeling 2DiY program to label their toys using words like fluffy, soft, hard, cute, nose, eyes, ears etc.

Mr Baddhan was impressed with all the children who completed today’s lesson really well.

Writing directional instructions

During today’s Computing lesson with Mr Baddhan, Year 1 learned more about algorithms. They used a program called Lily Hop to write down instructions.

Yesterday Puffins learned that algorithms are a clear set of instructions to achieve an outcome.

The children were asked to write down instructions to direct the frog to the stone using directional commands. They then tested their instructions to see if they were correct.

Using emojis online

This week so far the children have been doing a variety of activities to ensure they understand how to keep safe online with the added bonus of Safer Internet Week. As part of our circle time the children have discussed what emojis they would used for a variety of scenarios.

We also ensured the Puffins know what to do if these scenarios happened and they were very confident in doing the right thing. Well done puffins!

Art Week – Andy Warhol effects in Digital Media

Year 1 Puffins used a computer program to edit a photograph in the style of Andy Warhol’s Sunrise Sunset painting.

Mr Baddhan showed the children how easily artistic effects can be applied to images. Here are some of the work children produced.

This was the original image.

The children then applied some photo effects to the original image in the style of Andy Warhol.

Kerris M

Frankie D

Frankie L

Amelia

Zaynab and Shona

Taya

Nyeema

Creating stick animations

During Computing, Year 1 Puffins have this afternoon enjoyed creating their own animations using Pivot Stick Animator.

Mr Baddhan explained to the children of what an animation is and that each animation includes a collection of frames.

Using the Pivot Stick Animatior program, the children were asked to create dancing stick men, which they all enjoyed.